Kurt Tong - Artist

News

25/02/14 - Echoed Visions will be exhibited for the first time at Identity Art Gallery, until the 29th of March 2014.
11/10/13 - The Queen, The Chairman and I will open at
Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark. It will be the first time the family tree installation will be shown. I am also giving an artist talk on the 12th at 2pm.
17/05/13 - The Queen, The Chairman and I will open at the Victoria Gallery and Museum as part of Look 13 - Liverpool International Photography Festival on the 17th of May. It will be the first time the project will be fully realised. 28 photographs will be exhibited alongside family objects, an 8mm video and the storybooks will be on view inside a Chinese Tea House set up especially for the exhibition, where visitors can share their own family stories. The exhibition will run until the 24th of August.
Victoria Gallery and Museum has also acquired works from the series into their permanent collection.
I will be present on the opening day and will be giving a tour of the exhibition at 17:00
16/05/13 - In the Dead of Night will be exhibited as part of the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, opening on the 16th of May.
15/05/13 - I have donated ICC from The Queen, The Chairman and I (the image at the top) to Positive View Foundation Annual Gala Auction on the 15th of May. The auction will be held at Christie's - King Street, London and will feature some of the biggest names in the Photography world including all the artist who are exhibiting at the Foundation's Landmark: the Landscape of Photography exhibition at the Somerset House.
09/05/13 - Identity Art Gallery will be taking The Queen, The Chairman and I as a solo exhibition to Pulse Art Fair in New York City, 9th - 12th of May at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
03/05/13 - In Case it Rains in Heaven will be exhibited as part of China Stories, curated by the wonderful Tina Shelhorn at the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of Kolga Tbilisi Photo. Opening on the 3rd of May.
19/04/13 - The Queen, The Chairman and I is currently on show at The Photocrafters in a fantastic group show - Their is A Time, featuring 3 Hong Kong based artists who have made work in response to very personal experience.
16/03/13 - For one night only, In Case it Rains in Heaven will be installed alongside real Joss Paper items and on show at the Bestattungshaus Haller as part of the Long Night of the Musuems, Stuttgart. The paper items will be burnt and offered after midnight.
01/03/13 - A brand new 3 dimensional work from my ongoing series, The Improbable Photographic Truth goes on show at the Jen Bekman Gallery.
14/11/12 - In the Dead of Night will be making its exhibition debut in the Flash Forward 2012 Exhibition at the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Center in Toronto.
14/09/12 - In Case it Rains in Heaven will be on show as part of China Stories, Pimp the Timp Vol II, curated by Tina Schelhorn.
02/09/12 - Memories, Dreams; Interrupted will be on show until the 14/10/12 at theMuseum Dr8888 as part of the Noorderlicht Festival in the Netherlands.
11/08/12 - The book of The Queen, The Chairman and I will be exhibited in
DIY:Photographers & Books at the Cleveland Museum of Art
30/05/12 - 'The Queen, The Chairman and I' will be making its UK solo debut as part of the London Festival of Photography at the The Horse Hospital Private view on the 30/5/12 from 6-9.
24/05/12 - 'The Queen, The Chairman and I' will be exhibition at Art Melbourne at the Identity Art Gallery Booth.
21/05/12 - 'The Queen, The Chairman and I' has been selected as a Finalist for the 2012 European Publishers Award.
19/05/12 - Works from The Queen, The Chairman and I have gone on show in the newly reopened The Photographers Gallery print sale department.
02/05/12 - In the Dead of Night has been chosen as a Flash Forward UK selected winner.
25/02/12 - 18 images from In Case it Rains in Heaven will be on show at the Circulation(s) Festival in Paris until the 25th of March.
27/01/12 - In Case it Rains in heaven will will be exhibited from the 28th of January 12 until the 4th of March at Jen Bekman Gallery, New York. Private view on the 27th of January 12, 6pm - 8pm.
18/12/11 - In Case it Rains in Heaven was chosen as one of the Photo Books of the year by Sophie Batterbury of the Independent.
03/10/11 - 'The Queen, The Chairman and I' was voted 2nd at the International Photography Award Emergentes DST at Encontros Da Imagen in Braga, Portugal.
09/09/11 - The Queen, the Chairman and I will make its debut at The Identity Art Gallery in Hong Kong. Until the 15th of Oct.
01/07/11 - In Case it Rains in Heaven opens tonight at Uno Art Space in a 2-person show alongside Nancy Newberry's Mum series; in an exhibition about cultural heritage titled 'For You'. Until the 28th of September. I will be there on the 28th of Sept for the closing party to talk about the series.
02/06/11 - In Case it Rains in Heaven is currently on show at the 'Flash Forward Festival Boston', Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston.
18/05/11 - In Case it Rains in Heaven will be featured in the group show 'Wish you were here' at The Little Black Gallery. Until the 18th of June.
12/05/11 - In Case it Rains in Heaven will be on show at the Kemistry Gallery until the 30/5/11. Advanced copies of the book will also be available there.
05/04/11 - Several images from In Case it Rains in Heaven are being exhibited alongside the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2011 by Print Sales at the Photographers' Gallery. Ambika P3, University of Westminster. Until the 1st of May.
26/03/11 - Four images from In Case it Rains in Heaven have now gone on permanent display as part of the Chinese collection at Compton Verney
04/03/11 - '22 Steps to the Sea' is shown for the first time as part of the Format International Photography Festival in Derby, UK. Until the 8th of May.
10/02/11 - 'Memories, Dreams; Interrupted' will be featured in 'Exploration and Intervention' at George and Jorgen. Opening tonight - 10th Feb until the 11th of March.
03/02/11 - 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' will be opening tonight until the 3rd of April at 'StreetLevel Photoworks' in association with Ricefield, in Glasgow. I will be doing a talk and launching my book on the 26th of Feb at 3pm.
15/12/10 - 10 images from 'Memories, Dreams; Interrupted' and 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' will going on show today in 'A Transient Life' at the Blindspot Gallery in Hong Kong.
01/12/10 - Several images of mine have gone on show in Pieces of a Song at Host Gallery .
12/11/10 - In Case it Rains in Heaven opens today at Compton Verney, the entire project and the video will be on display alongside the museum's historical bronze.
15/10/10 - People's park and In Case it Rains in Heaven have gone on show in the 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival alongside some amazing work from around the globe, details can be found on their website.
05/10/10 - I have 3 group shows opening this week, if you are in Toronto, London or Hong Kong, come check out one of the shows.
'Right Here, Right Now', The Front Room, 96 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA, PV- 05/10/10, 6-8pm.
'Flash Forward Festival', 171 East Liberty Street, no. 118-120, Toronto. PV-06/10/10, 7-10pm.
'Simulated Alternate Realities', 1A Space, Unite 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. PV-08/10/10, 7pm.
03/09/10 - 25 images from 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' will be exhibited as part of Biel Photo Days 2010 in Switzerland. More details can be found on their website
30/07/10 - My second solo show of the year will open today. 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' and 'Memories, Dreams; Interrupted' will be on show at PHOTOFUSION until the 26th of September. Private View is on the 5th of August, 18:30-21:00. Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA. Come along if you are free.
09/07/10 - I have been chosen as a Hey Hot Shot! Ne Plus Ultras!!!! which means I will be represented in the US by Jen Bekman Gallery and have my first New York Solo Show.
03/07/10 - I am previewing five images from my current project, 'The Queen, The Chairman and I' in the exhibition Hong Kong Chronicles in Arles. Show opens on the 03/07/10 and private view on the 05/07/10.
19/05/10 - I have been chosen as one of the selected winners in Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward 2010.
10/03/10 - 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' is featured in German magazine Photographie, with text written by Ute Noll.
21/01/10 - I will be doing an artist talk at the Light House. Come along if you can make it, 6pm.
18/01/10 - Kicking off the new year will be my first solo show of the year, selected images form People's Park and Farewell in Labrador will be exhibited at the Light House in Wolverhampton.
25/11/09 - 'Guangzhou Zoo II' is on show until the 19th December as part of the Winter Wonderland at The Little Black Gallery.. It is the last edition of the image at any size available. Snap it up before it's gone forever.
20/11/09 - 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' is featured in Issue 26 of Foto8 magazine.
14/11/09 - Guardian Weekend Magazine ran 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' today. You can read the online version Here and the image gallery Here.
07/11/09 - I will be doing an artist talk along with 5 of the other artists, details can be found on the Fotofest website.
05/11/09 - 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' will be exhibited for the first time in the International Discoveries II at Fotofest. , Houston. It will feature 18 images and a video from the project.
17/09/09 - Two images from Farewell in Labrador is now available through 20x200.
10/09/09 -'People's Park' has won the editorial category in the Photography.Book.Now. competition with 'In Case it Rains in Heaven' chosen as second runner-up and 'Farewell in Labrador' getting an honorable mention.
10/09/09 -'In Case it Rains in Heaven' is featured as story of the week on foto8.com
09/09/09 - The 1st edition of 2009 Hey Hot Shot opens tonight at Jan Bekman Gallery. I will be showing work from People's Park and Farewell in Labrador.
09/08/09 - In Case it Rains in Heaven is featured as the Centrepiece in the Independent on Sunday.
12/07/09 - An image from my Polaroid Snowmen series has been selected for the Summer Show at Host Gallery and will be on display from the 24 July until the 5th Sept.
07/06/09 - I have been chosen as one of the 2009 First Edition Hey, Hot Shot! I will be showing in New York in September, be included in 20X200 and best of all, get the chance to work with Jen Bekman and her team.
03/06/09 - Guangzhou Zoo II has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and will be opening on the 8th of June. The same image is also part of an outdoor exhibition currently on show in the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew.
02/05/09 - The Jerwood Photography Award exhibition continues it's tour around the country and will be opening at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre today until the 13th of June.
14/04/09 - Three of my images from Farewell in Labrador will be made available through Troika Editions from as little as £35. More details can be found on my blog.
04/04/09 - An image from Farewell in Labrador and an image from People's Park have been chosen for the 152nd International Print Exhibition. The exhibition is opening on the 19th of May at Allen & Overy LLP.
07/03/09 - People's Park is featured in the latest issue of Yvi Magazine, a relatively new but brilliant Dutch photography magazine.
11/02/09 - I will be taking part in a panel discussion and offering portfolio reviews at the Impression Gallery. Detail can be found on their website.
27/01/09 - As part of the Jerwood Photography Award, several images from People's Park will be going on show at the Impression Gallery in Bradford until the 29th of March.
14/01/09 - People's Park has been voted Best 'Story of the Week' for 2008 on foto8.com.
03/12/08 - I was interviewed by the British Journal of Photography, see the article written by Rob Hastings on their website.
17/11/08 - Marta Weiss, Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will be giving a talk on all the Jerwood winners' work tonight at the Jerwood Space.
07/11/08 - Several images from People's Park are now on show along with works from the other 4 winners at the Jerwood Space. The show will run until the 11/12/08 before going on tour.
06/11/08 - I am happy to announce that I have been chosen as one of the five winners of this year's Jerwood Photography Award.
25/10/08 - 'People's Park' is featured in the latest edition of Lens Culture
16/10/08 - I will be away in China for the next few weeks to begin my next personal project, early images will be posted here.
07/10/08 - As a results of the Lens Culture/Rhubarb Photobook Award, People's Park is now available as a book from Blurb.com.
01/10/08 - An image from 'People's Park' will be on show at 'The best of the AOP Awards 2008' show at the AOP gallery.
18/08/08 - I have been chosen as one of the three winners of the first, Lens Culture/Rhubarb Photobook Awards.
12/08/08 - An image from 'People's Park' will be on show at the AOP Open Show until the 12/09/08.
23/07/08 - An image from 'People's Park' will be on show at the Host Gallery until the 13/09/08.