Kacey Wong (b.1970) creates experimental art projects that investigate the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He thinks being an artist is similar to being a detective; the case on hand is to investigate the self. He was the winner of the 2012 HK Contemporary Arts Award given by HK Art Museum and Best Artist Award in 2010. He is the founding member of Art Citizens and Street Design Union, which investigates artists and designers’ role in social-political causes, also a former member of Para/Site Art Space. His mobile tricycle project Wandering Homes was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy. His floating house Paddling Home was performed in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and his mobile bulk bed Sleepwalker was the star feature during the 2010 and 2012’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture exhibition.
With Public DeliveryExhibition Utopian Days, 2014
Kacey Wong – The Real Culture Bureau, 2012, installation view, Nowon Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
Utopian Days – Freedom was an exhibition at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea’s first private art museum. Later it was shown in the same city at the Nowon Culture and Arts Center.
The Real Culture Bureau, filmed in Hong Kong by local artist Kacey Wong, portrays a corrupted government official, which, for the artist, embodies money and violence often seen in mainland China. The artist built a pink tank out of cardboard, rode it through downtown Hong Kong, and threw fake money to real politicians and other real, local political parties to prevent them from putting up resistance against his imaginary Pink Party and demanded harmonious silence from them. Executed just a few kilometers north in Mainland China, this performance would have him earned at least a jail sentence in one of their notorious prisons, currently temporary houses for many artists and other free spirits.