☞*Mak Ying Tung2*☜

All works © makyingtung 2020

Bio

 

Mak Ying Tung 2 was born in Hong Kong in 1989. She graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Critical Intermedia Art in 2013. Mak Ying Tung 2 currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

 

Mak 2 is a conceptual artist and her work is not defined by any medium. Her recent works contemplate contemporary issues through the study of Humanities. The aesthetic experience she crafts is bound by the dualism of humor and intense, often dark inquisitiveness. For instance, through incorporating QR codes within a playground-like setting, her artwork You Better Watch Out (2017) illustrates the wide spread surveillance implications of an open internet. She does not prompt audiences to merely laugh, but also to explore spaces and direct the viewer's attention to the forces that lie underneath the surface of their surroundings.

 

Her artwork has been exhibited internationally in: We Didn't Mean To Break It (But It's Ok, We Can Fix It), Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal (2019); Whatever Works, Whatever It Takes, Goethe-Institut China, Beijing (2019); The Anything Machine, de Sarthe, Beijing, China (2018); Invisible Cities, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA (2017-18); com/.cn - Co-presented by KAF and MoMA PS1, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China (2017-18); Reversal Ritual, de Sarthe, Hong Kong (2017); COMEINSIDE: EAT ME, PingPong 129, Hong Kong (2017); COMEINSIDE: BABY SHOWER, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong (2017); Artists' Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2016); The Second "CAFAM-Future" Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2015); Artistic or Autistic - The Seventh Annual Exhibition, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014) Almost Empty, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong (2014); and SOFT OFF: But I love it when your mouth is a little shut, ltd Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA (2013).


CV

 

1989

Born in Hong Kong

 

Education

2013

BA (Hons) in Creative Media, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Home Sweet Home, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2018

The Anything Machine, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing

2017

COMEINSIDE: EAT ME, PingPong 129, Hong Kong

COMEINSIDE: BABY SHOWER, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

 

2016

Hoca Foundation: Art-it, Mak Ying Tung, Bibo, Hong Kong

 

2014

Almost Empty, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

Fotanian Open Studios 2014, Hong Kong

 

2012

Funny Stationery, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

 

Group Exhibitions

2019
We Didn't Mean To Break It (But It's Ok, We Can Fix It), Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
“Whatever Works, Whatever It Takes”, Goethe-Institut China, Beijing
Hot Flows, Ox Warehouse, Macau

 

2018

Art Basel Hong Kong, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2017

Invisible Cities,Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, USA

.com/.cn co-curated by KAF and MOMAPS1, Shanghai

Marching in Circles, Long March, Beijing

Reversal Ritual, De Sarthe gallery, Hong Kong

 

2016

Fashion ID, K11, Hong Kong

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Bori Bunder, VT Station Platform 8, Mumbai

 

2015

The 2nd "CAFAM-Future" Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

Sparkle! regarding lightness: On Life's Way, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

Under The Influence, Floor 5 1/2, Hong Kong

After/Image, Studio 52, Hong Kong

The 2nd "CAFAM‧Future" Exhibition: OBSERVER – CREATOR, K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong

Affordable Art Basel Exhibition, L0 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Glossy! Shiny! Fertility!, StarProjects, Hong Kong

LEAP Pavilion "Coming Image", Photo Shanghai, Shanghai

LEAP Pavilion "I’ll Be Your Wallpaper", Asia Now Paris, Paris

 

2014

Artistic or Autistic --The Seventh Annual Exhibition, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing

Shampoo Whatever #1, The A-lift Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2013

Regarding Lightness- The Weight of Lightness: Bio-gravity, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

BOING! Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

SOFT OFF (but I love it when your mouth is a little shut), ltd los angeles, Los Angeles

The SCM annual 2013, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

 

2012

Cool kids, Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Media Art & The Environment : The Desert Metropolis, School of Creative Media, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

 

 

2011

House of Sound, School of Creative Media, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

CIL Bulletin, Best Before, Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

 

2010

Micro Narratives: Invented Time & Space, Blue Room, Hong Kong

 

 

Awards& Artist Residencies

2013

Creative Media Award, The SCM Annual 2013, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

 

2016

Bori Bunder @ [En]counters 2016 - Hong Kong X Mumbai Art Exchange Project, Mumbai

2014

Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing