Joseph Tong 唐子良


Joseph Tong was born in Hong Kong in 1981. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Kings College, London in 2001. He currently divides his time between Berlin, London and Hong Kong.


A multi-disciplinary artist, Tong resists categorization and challenges the viewer to reject passivity. By inviting questions of medium and materiality through a multidisciplinary and experimental approach, his practice spans oil and ink painting, digital art, photography, sculpture and site-specific installations. Tong advances a body of work with a dynamic visual vocabulary that often blends digital treatments with analogue craft, as he confronts the nature of optical perception and the idea of hypothetical reality through experiential representation. He simultaneously researches the potential of digital image manipulation processes in cross-media application, and the development of new materialities.


The artist has previously been the subject of solo exhibitions, including Remembrance of Realms Past, Avalor, ZurichObscurae, IAM, MunichBeyond the Oecumene, Galerie Isa, Mumbai; and elsewhere. Recent institutional exhibitions include Behind the Great Wall of China - New Chinese and Brazilian Art at Museu de Arte BrasiliaCentro Cultural Correios, Rio de Janeiro, and Instituto CPFL, Campinas. International art fairs include Abu Dhabi Art; India Art Fair; and Art Central Hong Kong. His work can be found in the collections of Sammlung Wemhöner, GermanySwire Collection, UKSoho House, Hong Kongand other institutions around the world.