Isaac Chong Wai

b. 1990, China
Lives and works in Berlin and Hong Kong.


2013 – 2016 MFA, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-Universität,
                        Weimar, Germany
2009 – 2012 BFA, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong


2019   Is the World Your Friend?, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2018   An Artistic Archive of Borders, curator: Nina Holm, Kunstraum München,
            Munich, Germany
            Future of the Past—Past of the Future, Goethe Institut Hong Kong, Hong
            The Rehearsal of the Futures, curator: Nina Holm, Apartment der Kunst,
            Munich, Germany
2017   L'Homme et la Mer, Serlachius Residency by Serlachius Museums and
            Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2016   What is the future in the past? And what is the past in the future?,
            Bauhaus Museum, Weimar, Germany
2011   “An Unknown Artist”, Academy of Visual Arts, Choi Hung, Hong Kong


2019   The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay, curator: Leo Chen Li,
            Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
            Living Sound—Expanding the extramusical, curator: Nicole Lai, Museum
            of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan
            Imaginary Bauhaus Museum, Schiller Museum, Weimar, Germany
2018   The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta, curator: Hou Hanru, co-
            curator: Xi Bei, Times Art Center, parallel institution of Guangdong Times
            Museum, Berlin, Germany
            M+ Live Art Audience As Performer, curator: Alice Teng, M+ Museum,
            Hong Kong
            KOTODAMA, curator: André Chan, Para Site, Hong Kong
            Freiraum, curator: Annika Üprus, Kanuti Gildi SAAL and Goethe Institut,
            Tallinn, Estonia
            Transcultural Transience, with Rachel Monosov, curator: Pauline
            Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl, ACUD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017   TOY Award—BERLIN MASTERS, curator: Philipp Bollmann, Stiftung
            Brandenburger Tor am Max Liebermann Haus with Arndt Art Agency,
            Berlin, Germany
            The 3rd Berliner Herbst Salon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Kronprinzenpalais,
            Berlin, Germany
            Forecast Forum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
            Tale of the Wonderland, curator: Mimi Chun, Blindspot Gallery, Hong
            Urban Nomad 2017 Hangzhou Liangzhu Big Rooftop Moving Image
            Exhibition, Liangzhu Village Cultural Art Center, Hangzhou, Videotage,
            Hong Kong
            Have you ever measured the reality?, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
            Carnival, curator: Caroline Ha Thuc, Hong Kong Amnesty International,
            Hong Kong
2016   The 5th Large-Scale Public Media Arts Exhibition—“Human Vibrations”
            curated by Caroline Ha Thuc in Hong Kong organized by HKADC, Hong
            Kong and Gwangju
            Faith and Terror—Performance Art Festival, Meinblau, curator: Bernhard
            Draz, Anne Hölck & Tristan Deschamps, Berlin, Germany
2015   NEAR AND FAR 1914-1918             EVENTS/HISTORY/MEMORY, curator:
            Gordana Kaljalovic, Macura Museum, Serbia
            Imaginary Bauhaus Museum, the second Berliner Herbstsalon “Flucht”,
            Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany
            Acting Space—Bauhaus Goes Kunstfest ’15, Kunstfest Weimar, Germany
            The Human Body: Measure and Norms, curator: Caroline Ha Thuc,
            Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
            Montag Modus ‘Transgression/Creation’, curator: Lena Szirmay-Kalos
            and Kata Krasznahorkai, CHB Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Berlin,
2014   Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, A Time for Dreams,
            curator: David Elliott, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA),
            Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and Museum of Moscow,
            Moscow, Russia
            Works on Paper II, curator: Rachel Rits Volloch, MOMENTUM Worldwide,
            The Global Platform for Time-based Art, Berlin, Germany
            La quema de tiempo. Muestra de video del colectivo La Decanatura,
            Plataforma Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
2013   Video Screening, “The 2nd OZON International Video Art Festival”,
            Katowice, Poland
            Bodied Spaces be/verkörperte Räume, Collective Patty & Britty and ART C
            LAIMS IMPULSE Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012   Fresh Trend 2012, HKART Network, 1a space, Hong Kong
            Discordia, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
            OSTRALE`012—International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, IAM—
            International Art Moves, Dresden, Germany
            Cabinet of Curiosity, Hong Kong Contemporary, The Park Lane Hong
            Kong, Hong Kong
2011   Point to Point Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Lok Fu
            Plaza, Hong Kong


2018   Performance, Aware-of-Vacuity, curator: Leo Chen Li, Guangdong Times
            Museum, Guangzhou, China
            Performance in public space, The Collective Individual Exercises, curator:
            Rainer Hoffmann, SPRING Festival, Urban Heat, Festivals in Transition,
            Utrecht, Holland
            Performance, Rehearsal of the Futures: Police Training Exercises, curator:
            Alice Teng, M+ Museum, Hong Kong
            Performance, Rehearsal of the Futures: Is the World Your Friend?,
            curator: Pauline Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl, ACUD Galerie, Berlin,
2016   Performance in public space, live streaming and video installation, One
            Sound of the Futures, curator: Caroline Ha Thuc, Kai Tak Runway Park in
            Hong Kong, May 18 Democracy Square in Gwangju and K11 Artist Village
            in Wuhan, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong
2015   Performance in public space, One Sound of the Histories, Kunstfest,
            Weimar, Germany


2019   Shortlist, Berliner Festspiele Theater Treffen: Stückemarkt
2018   Scholarship, Künstlerhaus Lukas
            Finalist, Han Nefkens Foundation—Loop Barcelona Video Art Award
2017   First Runner-up, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize
            TOY Award Nomination, Berlin Masters Foundation, Stiftung
            Brandenburger Tor
2016   Artist Scholarship Program, Burger Collection
            Scholarship, ART-UNI-ON
2015   Bauhaus Essentials Award, Marke 6, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
            STEP Beyond Travel grants, European Cultural Foundation
2014   Bauhaus Essentials Award, Marke 6, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
            Funding from Burger COLLECTION, Hong Kong for Moscow International
            Biennale for Young Art
2013   Honorable Mention, Award of the 2nd OZON International Video Art
2012   Best Honours Project Award, Prof. Eva Man
            First Runner-up, Hong Kong Contemporary Award
2010 – 2011 Scholarship from Zonta Club of Victoria


2018   Residency, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
            Urban Heat by the Festivals in Transition (FIT) network of 13
            international festival partners, supported by Creative Europe, (from
            Closing Academy, Spring Festival, Utrecht, Holland
2017   Residency, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland
            TEDxJSU, Jena
2016   Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
            London City Lab, LIFT, London, UK
            Lisbon City Lab, Alkantara, Lisbon, Portugal
            Cairo City Lab, D-CAF Festival, Cairo, Egypt
2015   Opening Academy, Spielart, Munich, Germany
2014   Bauhaus Goes Sarajevo 2014/1914 by MFA Public Art and New Artistic
            Strategies, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Sarajevo, Bosnia