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Wucius Wong 王無邪

  • Male, born in 1936, in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Wong moved to Hong Kong with his parents in his early age and was educated in Hong Kong. He later studied art in the United States from 1961 to 1965. After his return to Hong Kong, he  took up posts as Assistant Administrator of the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and professional Studies, Assistant Curator at the City Museum and Art Gallery and Principal Lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. Wong was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (visual artist) in 1971, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Achievement Award in 1998, and the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2007. Wong participated in the São Paulo Biennial in 1961, Shanghai Biennale in 1998, and the “China - 5000 years, Innovation and Transformation in the Arts” exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 1998 – 99. His works were collected by museums all over the world. In 2006, the Hong Kong Museum of Art organized a major retrospective exhibition, “At the East-West Crossroads: The Art of Wucius Wong”, to commemorate Wong’s accomplishment.

    Wong is currently an Adjunct Professor of the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a director of the Chinese Painting Association, Beijing; life president of the Chinese Painting Association, Hong Kong; counsellor of the Chinese Artist Association, Hong Kong and Museum Expert Adviser to the Leisure and Culture Department of the Hong Kong Government.