DR. ISAAC LEUNG

DR. ISAAC LEUNG

Isaac Leung is a practicing artist, curator and researcher in art and culture. Leung received an Honorary Fellowship of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New Media Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts London. His passion in exploring issues in contemporary art began during his time in college. During 1998-2008, his artworks were exhibited in over 30 venues across the globe. His works were featured on National Public Radio (USA), and in Agence France-Presse (France), Chicago Tribune (USA), NY Arts Magazine (USA), Chicago Readers (USA) and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). 

In 2013, Leung was appointed as the Chairman of Videotage. During his tenure, he initiated and participated in projects that included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, publications, online projects and symposia. Some of these are, Both Sides Now (various locations in the UK, HK and China), One World Expo (HK), Loop Festival (Barcelona), 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Germany), Borderline International Film Art Exhibition (Beijing, China), The 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (Venice, Italy; Hong Kong), Perpetual Art Machine (New York, USA), "97+10: HK Hand Baggage" (Shanghai, China), ISEA Festival (San Jose, USA) and Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong). In 2005, Leung was appointed as the working group consultant of the award-winning international exhibition “Body Movies in Hong Kong” that was presented by the Home Affairs Bureau, HKSARG. Leung was appointed as Advisor of the Digital Community of Prix Ars Electronica. The creative practice in artistic and curatorial projects has prompted him to conduct substantial research on art and culture. Apart from a video documentary that was funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, his interdisciplinary project is being materialized as an academic thesis for a Master of Philosophy degree at the Lingnan University. Leung has recently finished his doctorate research at the School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong, specializing in the contemporary Chinese art market. Leung has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He is currently Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.