arts + design + entrepreneurship
I employ and remix images from popular culture, political figures and imagery found in cyberspace. Most of my social conscious artworks adopt the form of advertising in a reduction of contemporary events to a cartoon like mythology.
Through various media I aim to explore the nature of digital communication while touching on issues such as identity, politics, sexuality and power. My media includes Hi-Definition video animation, video game, net.art, digital graphics and mixed-media installations.
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung was born in Hong Kong and is now living and working in New York. He earned his B.A. in Arts degree from San Francisco State University. His arts have been exhibited in museums, festivals and galleries around the world including New Museum, NY; Yerba Buena Center Of The Arts, CA; Station Museum of Contemporary Art, TX; Berkeley Art Museum, CA; Sundance Film Festival, UT; Blanton Museum of Art, TX; Urbis Museum, United Kingdom; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Poland and ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany.
He has received several awards throughout his career, including Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowships, the “VIPER International Award- Internet” in Switzerland and “Honorary Mention- Net Excellence” in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica.
Hung’s works have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, El Pais, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica among many other international publications.
Throughout his career, Hung’s works were part of the curriculums in universities around the world. He has been invited to give lectures at Creative Time Summit DC; New Museum; Tribeca Film Institute; The New School; University of California Berkeley; Bucknell University; Hunter College; Rutgers University; San Francisco Art Institute; Tufts University; Florida Atlantic University; Deakin University, Australia; Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Annecy, France and University Of Bradford, United Kingdom.
Besides making arts I am also an entrepreneur. I co-founded FUNraiser.us and Cheapassfood.com, co-owned a boutique wine store with my lovely wife and as a freelancer, I conceptualized, created and designed for a wide spectrum of clients. Check out my Commercial Works to see what I have done so far!
In the summer of 2014 we drove a tiny car 10,000 miles from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
We partook a charity rally called Mongol Rally, and thank You to our generous donors, we saved over 66 acres of Peruvian rainforest through our charity Cool Earth. Check out our epic roadtrip here!
Want to get to know me more? Ok, meet my rescued Pitbull named WIKI (Yes we named her after Wikipedia, she is very open source in terms of food! I have been volunteering and organizing community street beautification events in my neighborhood. Here’s the meanings of my Chinese name. Or simply Click this link to see even more about Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung!