Dr. WONG Kwok Choi, Kacey (黃國才)
Academic Committee Member, Hong Kong Art School
Wong Kwok Choi, Kacey’s experimental art projects investigate the poetics of space between men and their living environment. Kacey was born in Hong Kong in 1970. He was the winner of Best Artist Award (2010) and Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award (2003) presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Kacey studied architecture in Cornell University, 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. Kacey curated many art exhibitions exploring issues of space and city: Home (1999), Personal Skyscraper (2000), City Space (2001), and Drift City (2001, 2002, 2010), exhibited both locally and internationally. Kacey started his Drift City photo series since 2000, dressing up as a skyscraper travelling from city to city in search for utopia. He published the photo book Drift City 10 Years in 2010. His mobile home tricycle project Wandering Homes was selected for feature at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale and his floating house Paddling Home, performed in Victoria Harbour, was the star feature in 2010’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture exhibition. As a social activist his recent political artworks explore the possibility between art and public demonstration, linking art and political resistance into one.