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Dr Kacey WONG, Visual Artist / Assistant Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Kacey was born in Hong Kong in 1970, He studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and Design and Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is the founding member of Art Citizens and Street Design Union which investigate artist’s and designer’s role in social political causes, also a former member of Para/Site Art Space. He is now an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline.

Wong’s experimental art project investigates the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He think being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. His mobile tricycle project “Wandering Homes” was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy. His floating house “Paddling Home” was performed on Hong Kong Victoria Harbour and his mobile bulk bed “Sleepwalker” was the star features during the 2010 and 2012’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture exhibition.
 
He received Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003, Best Artist Award in 2010 and was the winner of 2012 HK Contemporary Arts Award given by Hong Kong Museum of Art.

 

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