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Sampson WONG Yu-hin 黃宇軒 (b. 1985)


Sampson Wong is an artist, independent curator, academic and urbanist from Hong Kong.

He engages in art-making, curatorial practice, teaching, research and writing, and see them as intellectual means exploring issues about urbanism, space, power and freedom. His research interests also include politics of epidemics and Hong Kong studies.

He is now writing books about plagues in Hong Kong, urbanism and art, and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement.

His writings often appear in the Stand News and Mingpao (Sunday Life).

He is co-founders of the following groups:
Add Oil Team (with Jason Lam)
Umbrella Movement Visual Archive
emptyscape (which produces the emptyscape art festival, a triennial)
Hong Kong Urban Laboratory

Ph.D, University of Manchester (Urban Studies & Geography)
MSc. Modernity, Space and Place, University College London (Urban Studies & Geography)
BSSc Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Politics)

Recent Projects and Events


From 60 seconds to 2047
(Artwork: an art-intervention project)

Countdown Machine
(Artwork: A political/poetic project)

Land Visions: In Search of Land Art in Hong Kong
(Exhibition participation: introducing the emptyscape art festival; organized by Vincci Mak)

Art, Creativity, and the City:Probable Future
(Guest speaker of the forum: discussing gentrification in Hong Kong)

Sites and Situations: Understanding Public Art and Urban Space through Event Horizon Hong Kong
(Guest speaker of the forum organized by Asia Art Archive: discussing urbanism and art)

M+ Matters: Confronting Activist Art and Design from a Museological Perspective

(Guest speaker of the symposium organized by M+ Museum, discussing art and activism)

2nd emptyscape art festival: Beyond the Village School
(Member of the core curatorial team putting together the art festival taking place in abandoned school and farmlands in Ping Che, organized by emptyscape)

Studio in-Situ – Assembling! Civic architecture tutorial + Open Class with Assemble Studio
(Make a Difference School programme organized by the art organization Make a Difference. As co-director of the Hong Kong Urban Laboratory, which has curated this workshop series, participated by members of the turner-prize winner Assemble Studio, Villagers from Ping Che and local design team Hour 25)

Examples of previous art projects questioning institutions’ conceptions and settings enabling the production of art

Claude Monet: The Spirit of Internet

Affordable Art Basel

Hacking Freespace Fest!