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Tsang Kin-wah to represent Hong Kong at next Venice Biennale

Artist's work reflects 'quickly maturing' art scene in the city, says Lars Nittve

Tsang specialises in immersive installations and creates videos, sound works, books and wallpaper using computer technology

Tsang Kin-wah is to represent Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The Hong Kong Arts Development Council and M+, Hong Kong’s planned museum for 20th- and 21st-century art, selected the multimedia artist. The chief curator of M+, Doryun Chong, and the museum’s curator of learning and interpretation, Stella Fong, are expected to curate the pavilion.

Tsang specialises in immersive installations and creates videos, sound works, books and wallpaper using computer technology. He has had solo shows at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester. An exhibition related to his pavilion in Venice is scheduled to open in Hong Kong in 2016. “His work wonderfully represents the quickly maturing contemporary art scene of Hong Kong,” says Lars Nittve, the executive director of M+, in a statement.

Other recently announced Venice Biennale selections include Herman De Vries, who will represent the Netherlands, Danh Vo, who will represent Denmark, Helen Sear, who will represent Wales and Chiharu Shiota, who will represent Japan.

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