Bauhaus-Museum Weimar: Isaac Chong Wai über seine Ausstellung „Was bedeutet die Zukunft in der Vergangenheit?“

Im Interview spricht Isaac Chong Wai über seine Ausstellung »Was bedeutet die Zukunft in der Vergangenheit? Was bedeutet die Vergangenheit in der Zukunft?« im Bauhaus-Museum Weimar.

»What is the future in the past? And what is the past in the future?« – Exhibition by Isaac Chong Wai at Bauhaus Museum

Von Benjamin Grau und André Kühn

ISAAC CHONG WAI is a Berlin-based artist from Hong Kong, with an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, and a BA in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. He works with diverse media, including performance, site-specific installation, public art, video, photography and multimedia. He is one of the participating artists at Urban Heat, a four-year project by the Festivals in Transition Network, supported by Creative Europe from 2015 to 2018. He had a solo-exhibition at the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar in 2016. His works were shown at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, the Kunstfest Weimar and Serbia’s Macura Museum in 2015, and selected for the 2014 Moscow Biennale for Young Art at Museum of Moscow.

He was awarded the Burger Collection “Artist Scholarship Program” in 2016, and the Bauhaus Essentials Award in 2015 and 2014. His video work received an honorary mention at the 2nd OZON International Video Art Festival in Katowice, Poland, in 2013. He was awarded the first runner-up prize for the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award and the Professor Eva Man Best Honours Project Award in 2012. Chong had a solo-exhibition at the Academy of Visual Arts Gallery in Hong Kong in 2011.

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