Dr. Kacey Wong (1970) was born in Hong Kong. He studied architecture in Cornell University and 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. He is the founding member of Art Citizens, Street Design Union, Umbrella Movement Art Preservation, and former curator & member of Para/Site Art Space. Also a former Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline. Currently he is an Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. His research investigate artist’s and designer’s role in social political causes.
Wong’s experimental art project investigates the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He think being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. His mobile tricycle project ‘Wandering Homes’ was featured at the 2008 Venice Architectural Biennale in Italy. His floating house ‘Paddling Home’ was performed on Hong Kong Victoria Harbour and his mobile bulk bed ‘Sleepwalker’ was the star features during the 2010 and 2012’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture exhibition.
Wong’s political artworks such as 'Kidnap', ‘The Real Cultural Bureau’, ‘Attack of the Red Giant’, ‘Hong Kongese Warning Squad’ exhibited during annual Hong Kong July 1st protest were featured by the media both local and internationally, successfully linking art and politics and expanded alternative art practice at the sites of protest. He received Rising Artist Award and Outstanding Arts Education Award given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003, Best Artist Award in 2010 and was the winner of 2012 HK Contemporary Arts Award given by Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Object Factory - Atelier Kacey Wong
Unit 303, Harbour Industrial Centre,
No.10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong