Born 1960 in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. Lives and works in Kuala Kubu Phare, Malaysia
Wong, Hoy Cheong, "RE:Looking" (installation view from Venice Biennale 2003), 2003. © Vincent Leong and Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Wong, Hoy Cheong, “RE:Looking” (installation view from Venice Biennale 2003), 2003. © Vincent Leong and Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Wong, Hoy Cheong studied Literature, Education, and Fine Arts at Brandeis University, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the US. His work in the 1990s has been inter-disciplinary, involving areas such as drawing, installation, theater/performance, and video/photography. He has exhibited widely in Asia, Australia, and Europe, including the Liverpool Biennial 2004 (United Kingdom); 50th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2003); ARS 01 (Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2001); Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2000); Cities on the Move (travelling show); The Secession (Vienna, Austria, 1997); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebaek, Denmark, 1999); Hayward Gallery (London, United Kingdom, 1999); Fukuoka Triennial (Japan, 1999); and the Asia-Pacific Triennial (Brisbane, Australia, 1996). He has had solo exhibitions at the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford, United Kingdom, 2004); Kunsthalle Wien (Austria, 2003); John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, United Kingdom, 2003); Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2002); Valentine Willie Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002); and National Art Gallery (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1996). He has also been involved in smaller thematic exhibitions and text-based projects including: Shake (OK Centre of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria and Villa Arson, Nice, France, 2004); Handlungsanweisungen (Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, 2003); Refuge (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, 2002); Mutation/Urban Rumours (Fri-Art Contemporary Art Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2000); Poisonous Targets (Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia, 2000); Overtag (BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2000); Babel (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1999); Intervention (Museum-in-Progress/Der Standard, Vienna, Austria, 1999); and Schools (Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998). He was artist-in-residence at Oxford Brookes/Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 2004; Gasworks, London, 2002; and Canberra Institute of Art, Australia, 1992; and Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths College, London, 1999, and Visiting Tutor at Central St. Martins, London, 1998.
Contribution: Participates in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “RE:Looking,” 2004. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur.