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Koon Wai Bong
 
Koon Wai Bong received his B.A. and M.F.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is now teaching at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.  His works were obtained Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009, Merit award from the Tenth National Exhibition of Arts, China in 2004 and Rising Artist Award from Hong Kong Art Development Council in 2003, and selected to the Eleventh National Exhibition of Arts in 2009, Beyond the Surface: Chinese Abstract Art in 2008, the Second Beijing International Art Biennale in 2005, and Hong Kong Art Biennial in 1996, 1998 and 2005, and shortlisted in Hong Kong Arts Centre Thirtieth Anniversary Award in 2008.  He held solo shows including Past Becomes Present: A Solo Exhibition of Chinese Painting by Koon Wai Bong and Koon Wai Bong: Reworking the Classics both in 2009, and group shows including Water & Ink Interpretations: Taipei Invitation Exhibition of Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting, Ink Contemporary: ReXPERIMENT and Dao Revealed through Brush & Ink: Chinese Paintings and Works of Calligraphy & Seal Engraving by Wan Qingli, Daniel Lau Chak Kwong and Koon Wai Bong in 2009.  His name was included in the Yearbook of Chinese Cultural Heritage in 2007.  Furthermore, his works was housed by museums and private collections in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
 
 
SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORDS
2010     Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009
2009     Past Becomes Present: A Solo Exhibition of Chinese Painting by Koon Wai Bong  (solo)
2009     Koon Wai Bong: Reworking the Classics (solo)
2009    Water & Ink Interpretations: Taipei Invitation Exhibition of Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting
2009     Ink Contemporary: ReXPERIMENT
2009     The Eleventh National Exhibition of Arts, China 2009
2009     2008/09 Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition: Hong KongWaterInkColour: Exhibition of Chinese Paintings 2009
2009     Dao Revealed through Brush & Ink: Chinese Paintings and Works of Calligraphy & Seal Engraving by Wan Qingli, Daniel Lau Chak Kwong and Koon Wai Bong
2008     "Hong Kong Arts Centre Thirtieth Anniversary Award" Exhibition of Winning and Shortlisted Entries
2008     Configurational Force: Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting and Glass by Daniel Lau, Koon Wai Bong and Sunny Wang
2008     Beyond the Surface: Chinese Abstract Art
2005     Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005
2005     The Second Beijing International Art Biennale Exhibition 2005
2004     The Tenth National Exhibition of Arts, China 2004
2003     Chengming in All Directions: Fortieth Years of Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2002     Lift up My Eyes to the Mountain: Koon Wai-bong''''''''s Chinese Landscape Painting  (solo)
1998     Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial 1998, Hong Kong Museum of Art
1996     Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial 1996, Hong Kong Museum of Art
 
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2009     Past Becomes Present: Works by Koon Wai Bong. Hong Kong: The HKUST Center for the Arts.
2009     Koon Wai Bong: Reworking the Classics. Hong Kong: Blue Lotus Gallery.
2009     Corners: Experimental Guohua by Koon Wai Bong. Hong Kong: Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
2002     Rethinking of Bimo: The Significance of Bimo in Chinese Painting. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 
 
SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORDS
2009     Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award
2009     Selected, The Eleventh National Exhibition of Arts, China
2008     Shortlisted, Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award
2008     Selected, Beyond the Surface: Chinese Abstract Art
2007     Artist name included in The Chinese Cultural Heritage Annual (Beijing: Cultural Relics Press, 2007, pp. 325)
2006     Invited by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to create a painting entitled HKUST for the cover of the official Christmas card
2005     Selected, The Second Beijing International Art Biennale 2005, China
2005     Selected, Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005
2004     Merit, The Tenth National Exhibition of Arts, China 2004
2003     Rising Artist Award, Hong Kong Art Development Council
1998     Selected, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial 1998
1996        Selected, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial 1996
 
 
 
 
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