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Samson Young
(Hong Kong)

1979, Hong Kong
Lives and works in Hong Kong

Pastoral Music (But It Is Entirely Hollow), 2014 Sound installation, mixed media Detail Courtesy of the artist Liquid Borders I (Tsim Bei Tsui & Sha Tau Kok), 2012 Sound composition (11:30 min loop), score (water colour and ink on paper) 32°—43 cm Courtesy of the artist


  • 2013 Princeton University, Princeton
  • 2007 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2002 University of Sydney, Sydney

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Samson Young: On the Musically Beautiful, Goethe-Institute, Hong Kong
  • 2011 Machines for Making Nothing, Cogut Center for Humanities, Brown University, Providence
  • 2007 The Happiest Hour: Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Sino Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Distilling Senses: A Journey through Art and Technology in Asian Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 2013 Shanghai Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.