Joseph Leung Mong-sum is a Hong Kong-based artist who graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong with first class honors, and went on an exchange program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. He later graduated from the MFA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Leung’s research explores our existence in the contemporary and digital milieu. He co-founded an artist-run space called the Negative Space, which is one of the participating art spaces in the “2020Solidarity” project organized by Between Bridges and Wolfgang Tillmans. Recently, Leung has been shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018 and the WMA Masters Photographic Awards 2017/18. His works had previously been shown in the United States, India, Switzerland and Hong Kong and are privately collected.
Teaching Areas & Research Interests
Photographic and lens-based medium
Grant & Funding
Grantee, Cultural Exchange Project Grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong, 2020.
Digital and Transcendental, Death and Light, Cheng Ming Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2019.
Eventually Obsolete, Cheng Ming Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018.
CINEMA 2.0 Media Arts Exhibition: Acrylic Dreams, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, 2019.
Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize, The Hive Spring, Hong Kong, 2018.
HKFOREWORD 2018, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, 2018.
WMA Masters and WMA Film Exhibition – Transition, Hong Kong central library exhibition gallery, Hong Kong, 2018.
MATLAB & Guests. Drawing & Painting: (Trans)medial experiments, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017.
Julian Lee Asia One Photographic Awards: Thoughts, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong, 2017.
October School 2017, Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India, 2017.
Fine Art Asia 2017, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, 2017.
First Smash 4 Art Exhibition, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017.
Happily Ever After, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017.
Untitled, Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse, New York, 2017.
Honours, Awards & Prizes
Finalist, The 23rd ifva Awards – Media Arts Category, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong 2019.
Shortlisted, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize, Justice Center Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2018.
Finalist, WMA Masters 2017/2018, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong, 2018.
Finalist, First Smash 4 Art Project, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017.
Julian Lee Asia One Photographic Awards, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2017.
Postgraduate Studentship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2017.