Sampson WONG & Chi Fai LAM
Sampson WONG holds a PhD in Geography from the University Of Manchester, UK. He is currently lecturer at the Liberal Arts Department, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
As an active artist and public intellectual in Hong Kong, he is often interviewed by global media and invited to give talks and make exhibitions worldwide. He has co-found and co-directed Hong Kong Urban Laboratory, the curatorial collective Emptyscape, and the Umbrella Movement Visual Archive. He has co-curated the emptycape art festivals, the Affordable Art Basel exhibition and Objects from the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, and has curated the exhibition Introducing Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement (Physics Room and Te Tuhi, New Zealand). His artworks was exhibited in Hong Kong, Tainan (Howl Space) and Sydney (4ACentre for Contemporary Asian Art), among others.
Chi Fai LAM graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. As an active new media artist, he is a core member of the Hong Kong New Media art group XEXGRP and XCEED.
He explores software art in his work. His individual work was awarded the Gold Award in Hong Kong Design Awards. His TEXTWORM was selected in Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) and 404 international festivals of art and technology. His collaborative works at XCEED are recognized internationally, and there works were exhibited in Ars Electronica, among others.
Sampson Wong and Lam Chi Fai have collaborated in art-making since 2010. Their collaborative works received the First Prize in Freedom Flower Awards, the Gold Award and Silver Award of ifva and were exhibited in the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Slought Foundation. They have formed the Add Oil Team to focus on projects concerning creative activism.