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Wong Sze Wai


Artist Biography


Wong Sze Wai is born and based in Hong Kong. She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts in 2020, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013.


Wong Sze Wai’s artworks focus on the relationship between memory and imagination. They highlight the loss of memories and represent the process of recollection in a way of inscription and erasure, which is also known as palimpsest. The way She paint was first inspired by the ancient Chinese murals in Dunhuang Cave and the murals from the Medieval time in Eastern Europe before developing into a

representation of how memory and history being written and erased. Apart from exploring ancient

paintings, techniques like multi-layering and repeated wash out have grown to become her own

painting method since they create a sense of depth and show traces of time passing. As for the subject matter, she is fascinated by ruin for its metaphorical representation of lost and concealed

memories. In her recent works, ruin has been regarded as a body of memory and history as traces of human activities and changing times fill such abandoned places. From her experience of visiting ruins, wondering about ruins is much alike recalling memories because people imagine the history of ruins, just like we imagine our own memories.






Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2009 – 2013                 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong




 Van IP Traditional Chinese Painting Creative Award


Duo Exhibitions 


“Invisible Border of Memories”, Art Projects Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong


Groups Exhibitions  



“Celebrating our 40 Years”, Friends’ of Art Museum, Sotheby’s , Hong Kong

HKAGA Fundraiser 2021, Take 2, Art Basel, Hong Kong  

Contemporary by Angela Li, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction, Fine Art Asia , Hong Kong

“Future of the Past” , Contemporary by Angela Li, Sheung Wan

Hong Kong Artist’s Group Exhibition: “Shining Moment”, TANG Art Foundation, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong



“HKFOREWORD20”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
“Make _art Not War [T/F]” Works by MFA Graduates 2020 CUHK, Osage, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong



 “What's on Paper”, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Admiralty,  Hong Kong

“The art of CUHK 2019 MFA exhibition”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



 World of Co. open studio day, Място 167, Sofia, Bulgaria

Artist Playground, The Parklane Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Creative Visual Arts Association Exhibition 2018, JCCAC, Hong Kong

"Line In Motions - East meets West", CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam 



"Elements-From Space to Space", Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy



“Amsterdam Art Exhibition of CUHK AAFAA 2015”, Dokzaal, Amsterdam



「攝影作品數十」, HKDI, Hong Kong

Fresh Trend 2013 Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

"Resume is Best Kept Short" , Graduation Exhibition of Undergraduates of Fine Arts, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

"The Art of CUHK 2013", Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Artist Residency


World of Co., Sofia, Bulgaria

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