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Bio

Enoch Cheng is an independent artist and curator. He received his MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London and a BA in English Literature and Art History at the University of Hong Kong. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in modern lives, his multidisciplinary practice—involving installation, dance, performance, curation, fashion, and the moving image—explores recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, migration, human and natural history. His works include The Garden at K11 Foundation (2017), HOMESICK at The Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2018), Shuffle at Dance Centre, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong (2018), Bon Voyage at Hong Kong Art Centre (2018), Influenzer and Morphing at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019) and Ask the Ark at Taipei Arts Festival (2019) to name a few. Enoch is a recipient of the Award for Young Artist (Media Arts), presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016. He was a fellow at The Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2017-2018), and artist-in-residence at The Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2018).
 

Currently in New York as an ACC Altius Fellow, Enoch is an artist-in-residence at the American Museum of Natural History researching into natural sciences and history. Following which, Enoch will extend his research for a further six months with the generous support from Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York.
 

Education
2013–2014 MA Creative & Life Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2005–2006 Exchange Studies, Zhejiang University, China

2003–2007 Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in English Literature and Art History), The University of Hong Kong

 

Awards
2020 Asian Cultural Council Altius Fellowship

2018-2019 Laureate, Institut Francais, Paris, France 

2017 Award for Young Artist, Hong Kong Arts Development Award, HK

2015–2017 The Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Stuttgart, Germany

2013 Jury Selection at IFVA, The Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia, HK

2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Emerging Artist Grant, HK

2012 Finalist, Open Division, IFVA, The Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia, HK
 

Residencies
2020 The American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA 
2019 Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany
2018-2019 The Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
2018 Goethe Institut, Hong Kong
2017–2018 Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth & Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
2017-2018 The Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Stuttgart, Germany
2017 Wing Platform, HK

2016 Creative Lab, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
2015–2016 A Walk With A3, HK
2015 Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
2015 Reader Residency, Art and Culture Outreach, Wanchai, HK
2013 Spring Workshop, HK & Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Solo Exhibitions & Events
2019
Unseen Scene, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
Morphing, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
Ask the Ark, Taipei Arts Festival, Taiwan
Morphing (in progress), Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany
Influenzers, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong & Wellcome Collection, UK

 

2018

Rock the Boat, Kitchen, Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance, Taiwan
HOMESICK, Goethe Institut, Hong Kong

Shuffle, Dance Centre, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong

Bon Voyage, Hong Kong Art Centre
HOMESICK, The Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Notes on Reincarnation of the Prunus Mume, Hong Kong Art Centre
Ej Bok Ej Bok Ej Bok, Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth, Zagreb, Croatia
The One to Share: 11 Things in 111 minutes, Nina Kurtela Studio, Croatia

 

2017
The Loss of the Yellow Striped Shirt, WING PLATFORM, Hong Kong

2016
The Memory of Proximity, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
AyeAyeAyeAyeAye, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, UK
The Absence of Dick Wong, WING PLATFORM, Hong Kong

INHERE, Manchester School of Art, UK

Fear Less, A Walk With A3, Hong Kong
 

2015
Last Time in Mancunia, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK

 

Group Exhibitions & Events
2019

Migration - Speaking Nearby, Asia Culture Center, co-organized by Asia Culture Institute & Goethe Institut, Gwangju, Korea
UNDERLINE, Johannesburg, South Africa
Continuing Migration: The Shifting Lens to Look Through, Goethe Institut, Hongkong
4th Ulaanbaater International Media Festival, Mongolia 

Assemblage, De Art Centre, Beijing, China 

Contagious Cities: Too Far So Close, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong & Wellcome Collection, UK
 

2018

Play Thing, The Cité internationale des arts, Paris
Summerfest, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
Connective Videos: Berlin - Hong Kong 2, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, Videotage, Videoart at Midnight, Berlin, Germany

2017
TURN ON!, AM Space, Hong Kong
The Garden, Chi art space, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Ruhrtriennale, Germany

Summerfest, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany

When Will I See You Again, Oi!, Hong Kong
Fair Gestures (durational performance), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney at Art Central Hong Kong
China Remixed Initiative, Indiana University; Franklin Hall Commons, The Media School, IU; Indiana Memorial Union and Welles Library, USA

2016
You Are Not Alone, Oi! Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong
Your space or mine, Boxcopy, Brisbane, Australia
HISTORICODE, Nanjing International Art Festival, China
Voices from a Distance, Comic Home Base, Hong Kong

Smokey Avocado, Jordan Empty Office, Hong Kong
Truck Tracks Ruhr, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Oberhausen, Germany
Exorcism: Curating Each Other, Connecting Space, Hong Kong

 

2015
Food for Thoughts, Art and Culture Outreach, Wanchai, Hong Kong
De arrogantie van de jeugd, GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT, Amsterdam, The Netherland
East Asia Screening Series, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Fresh Wave, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong

 

Curation
2019

Continuing Migration: The Shifting Lens to Look Through, Goethe Institut Hongkong, Korea
Artist Residency Programme: Leeroy New, Dance Centre, City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong


2018
Artlab, Goethe Institut, Hong Kong 

 
2017

The Garden, Chi art space, K11 Art Foundation
When Will I See You Again, Oi!, Hong Kong


2016

You Are Not Alone, Oi!, Hong Kong 

Voices from a Distance, Comic Home Base, Hong Kong

444 by Tap Chan 

Summer Bugs by Wil Kwok & Sean Wong

Smokey Avocado by Doreen Chan, Enoch Cheng & Stephanie Sin 
 

2015

Food for Thoughts, Art and Culture Outreach, Wanchai, Hong Kong