Hung Keung was born in 1970 in Yunnan, Kunming Province and moved to Hong Kong at the age of three. He studied at the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1990 to 1992); Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992 to 1995) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (1996 to 1998) for an MA in Film and Video. He obtained his PhD from the Planetary Collegium, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland and the University of Plymouth, UK. He is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and director and founder of innov + media lab (imhlab).
As an award-winning new media artist, Hung’s creative process harnesses a range of media, including interactive performance, moving images, photography, experimental ink painting, installation and writing. Most recently, he has been focused on exploring human limitations, through interactive and moving digital images, and extending these limitations with technology. Hung’s work examines the intricate relationship between the viewers and these images and creates a dynamic dialogue between time and space.
Hung was highly praised for his solo exhibitions at Art Basel Hong Kong, Manchester Chinese Arts Center, UK, Cinema Pacific and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), USA and more. He has also exhibited in various exhibitions globally including the “INK REMIX: Contemporary art from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong” exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia and “East Asian Video Frames - Shades of Urbanization” at Pori Art Museum, Finland. He is also the recipient of the Prize of Excellence at the Hong Kong Arts Biennial (2001), the Achievement Award as part of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009–2010) and “Secretary for Home Affairs Commendation Scheme Award – Person with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture” from the Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR.