Tang obtained both DFA and MFA degree from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) in Australia and BA (Fine Art) degree from Goldsmiths College of the University of London in England. Tang is interested in various issues such as culture, identity, contemporary city and urbanization especially in the context of Hong Kong. Her work ranges from painting to fabric and multi- media installation. Her latest work investigates contemporary languages of painting and digital technology, and the concept of world cities.
Tang received numerous awards such as, Creator-in-Residency, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong (2012), Artist Residency at Faculty of Art, Chiangmai University, Thailand, sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2012), Artist-in-Residence at WCJ International Limited (2011-12), Artist-in-Residence at Lingnan University, Department of Visual Studies (2010), People of the Time at the 60th Anniversary of British Council in Hong Kong (2008), Re-Wanchai: Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop, by The AiR Association Limited and Triangle Arts Trust (2005), Urban Council Fine Arts Award at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996) etc.
Tang’s Works has been collected by Museums (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum), Gallery, library (Central Library of Sydney), public and private organizations, individual in Hong Kong, Australia, China and other places as well.
The making of art gives us opportunities to think of our living life in all perspectives.
The first serious of work (between 1991 and 2003) was about the experimentation of visual languages and its possibilities of communication in 2D form especially in the context of cultural identity in the political situation of Hong Kong. The work explored both conventional and non-conventional languages together with photographic images and personal gestural lines to depict a fragile, pale and helpless situation of HongKongers especially in the early stage of the series. The sense of paleness or whiteness inspired from the Cantonese opera group – Yam Kim Fai and Pak Suet Sin’s piece of work, and the overall concepts in ways of making comes from some ideas in Chinese painting.
The second series (between 2003 and 2008) which was in fabric and sewing work responded to the western culture’s influences to non-western countries. I chose to go back to the history of Hong Kong in the 60’s or 70’s and visited again the practice of the domestic industry such as garment industry and its symbolic meaning in self-strengthening and self-maintaining in everyday living of general people. These works also mediate and communicate again issues of self/cultural identity but in traditional feminine way.
The recent work (from 2010) goes back to the ideas of painting in contemporary technological world and re-thinking the ideas of Chinese painting as well. The earlier paintings are not made from mental mind but copies painted directly from digital projected images on issue of Hong Kong as international city. This series are attempting to see the complexities of Hong Kong as financial and political territory of the world and China as well.
Dr. TANG YING CHI, STELLA
DFA, MFA (RMIT -Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University , Australia , 2003, 2008) BA (Fine Art/Hons, Goldsmiths College, University of London, England, 1989)
2013-present, Let's take a photo, Street people @different locations, Hong Kong
1.Street people @JCCAC, Nov. 25 2013 - Jan1, 2014.
2. Street people @CCC Ming Kee College, Dec 11, 2013-Jan 8, 2014.
3. Street people @Hong Kong Christian Service Times Nursery School, Jan8-June 8, 2014.
4. Street people @ Pao Chiu Catholic Secondary School, March 25, 2014-
5. Street people @ Tung Wah Group Jockey Club Rehabilitation Centre, May 21, 2014-
6. Street people @ St. Peter's Secondary School, June 4, 2014 –
7. Street people@ PMQ (Police Married Quarter), June 21 to July 31, 2014
2013 These Streets Here Are So Nice - New work of Tang Ying Chi, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong.
2012 Out There , Artist's Studio, Faculty of Art, Chiangmai University , Thailand .
2012 ‘Pure Happiness' at the Artist-in-Residency program exhibition, Hong Kong Convention Centre, WCJ, Hong Kong.
2011 Walk-in Lee Tung Street , L5-05, JCCAC, Hong Kong .
2010 Pure Hong Kong Cloth , Hong Kong Convention Centre, presented by WCJ and Lingnan University .
2010 Walk-in Tuen Mun, A Residency Project at Lingnan University by Tang Ying Chi,
2010 , Artist Studio, Lingnan University.
2008 The Veil , L5-05, JCCAC, Hong Kong .
2004 Visual Veil – Work of Tang Ying Chi , Exhibition Galleries of Central Library and MTR Central Station, Exit J, ackson Lobby, Artists-in-Neighbourhood Scheme II, presented by Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong.
2004 Work of Tang Ying Chi , Pamela Youde Nethsole Eastern Hospital, Art-in-Hospital Exhibition, Hong Kong .
2001 The Invention of Compass , Montblanc Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong .
2001 City 2000 , Design First Institute Gallery, Hong Kong .
2000 Selected Work from Red & Orange Series – Work of Tang Ying Chi , The Gallery, Art Forest , Toronto , Canada .
1998 Red City – Work of Tang Ying Chi , Afga Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong .
1998 Red Rain , The Mezzanine Gallery, Cecil Community Centre, Toronto , Canada .
1998 Beauty, Happiness & Intelligence , Fringe Gallery & Foyer, Fringe Festival 96, Hong Kong.
1995 Power, Country & Citizenship , The Gallery, curated by Liz Wylie, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
1995 New Situation , Samuel J.Zacks Gallery, Stong College , York University , Toronto , Canada .
1994 In The Name of Power , The Mezzanine Gallery, Cecil Community Centre, Toronto , Canada .
1994 In The Name of Power , Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre, Toronto , Canada .
1994 Memory & Identity , Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fringe Festival 94, Hong Kong .
1993 Land, Power & Love , Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fringe Festival 93, Hong Kong .
Group Exhibition (Selected)
2013 Tang Ying Chi and Lee Mei Kuen, Carol @ Front/Side Gallery, Tang's Studio, JCCAC, Hong Kong.
2012 Dialogue: an Art Exchange Meeting @ Leo Gallery, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China. 2012 Hong Kong in Dialogue with A World, Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China.
2012 The 8 th Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Sejong Centre, Seoul . 2012 Beyond the Painting Screen, New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong.
2012 A Conversation between Tang Ying Chi and Lau Ching Ping Exhibition, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong .
2012 Gold, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong .
2011-12 Diaspora – Joint Exhibition of Tang Ying Chi and Ho Chun Ju, A.lift@A116 , Shenzhen , China .
2011 Strolling on the Water, MOCA Westlake , Hanzhou , China . 2011 Industry and Instinct, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong .
2011 2011 Pusan World Open Art Festival, Korea . 2010 Art on Caption, session one, by Artlocal at JCCAC, Hong Kong.
2010 Back to Drawing , curated by Ho Hoi Yan, Carol, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2009 The Thirteen Stories of Portable Art , Art Container Project@Shanghai, curated by Yu Kei Kei and Tang Ying Mui, The Pottery Workshop Shanghai, China.
2009 Re:animating , curated by Movana Chen, Jockey Club Creative Centre, Hong Kong . 2008 GoYang International Open Art Festival , Korea . 2008 World Open Art Festival , Seoul Museum of Art , Korea .
2008 Interaction , RMIT Gallery, RMIT University , Melbourne , Australia .
2008 Art Ascends to the Moon , Metro City , Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong .
2008 HKAC 30 th Anniversary Exhibition , Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong .
2008 Hong Kong Celebration 60 Art Exhibition , British Council, Hong Kong Office.
2008 Hong Kong Celebration 60 Art Exhibition , British Council, London Office , UK .
2008 Hong Kong Unveiled – Contemporary Art in the SAR , Curated by Eric Leung, Atting House, Hong Kong .
2007 The Preview of New West Kowloon Exhibition Venue , C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong .
2007 Drawing Exhibition , Too-art, Hong Kong .
2007 HamoNow3D & Installation Art Exhibition , Curated by Chu Tat Shing and Eric Leung, Artist Commune, Hong Kong .
2007 HistoriCITY – Art Historical Writing in and on Hong Kong , Curated by Jaspar Lau, at Asia Art Achive.
2007 Cursive , Mixed Media Art Exchange Exhibition, Artist Commune, Presented by Artist Commune and Tenri Cultural Institute, Curated by Dr. Shin-yi Yang and Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, Hong Kong.
2007 Megartstore , Hong Kong Heritage Museum , Hong Kong .
2006 15 th Hong Kong Art Biennial , Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
2006 The Splendor of Beauty in His Land , The 2nd Chung Chi Christian Festival, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2006 Local East-Kowloon Art in Progress , Open Studio Art Exhibition, Hong Kong .
2005 Collation , Art Tube, MTR Central Station Exit J, Hong Kong.
2005 Toy's Story , Too-art, Hong Kong .
2005 Cross-over, CUSP gallery, Melbourne , Australia .
2005 Re: Wanchai , International Artists Workshop Exhibition, organized by The Air Association Ltd, co-presented by Triangle Art Trust, Hong Kong.
2005 If Hong Kong, A Woman/Schema/A Traveller's Approach , 1a Space, Hong Kong .
2004 9th National Cultural Festival Fukuoka , Fukuoka Asian Art Museum & Kyushu Sangyo University Art Gallery , Japan .
2004 The 10 th China Art Exhibition , China .
2004 Asian Art Now 04 – Las Vegas Art Museum , Asian Cultural Exchange Association, USA .
2003 Re-mapping of Asia , Hong Kong Heritage Museum , Hong Kong .
2003 Paysage-Portable , Muti-media Art Exhibition, Ox Warehouse, Macau .
2003 Asian Art Now in Mie , Yokkaichi City Hall Exhibition Gallery, organized by Asian Cultural Exchange Association, Nagoya City , Japan .
2003 Embracing The New Century – Third China National Exhibition of Oil Painting , China National Museum of Fine Arts .
2003 A Time Like This' – Hong Kong Art Centre & Kwang Hwa Information and Cultural Centre.
2003 Embracing The New Century – Third China National Exhibition of Oil Painting – Hong Kong City Hall , organized by China (HK) Oil Painting Society.
2002 Who's Link – Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, curated by Evelyna Liang.
2002 Artists-in-Neighbourhood – Exhibition Galleries, Hong Kong Central Libraries, The Art Promotion Office of the LSCD & the MTR Corporation, Hong Kong.
2000 Free Tribe , curated by Lydia Ngai, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong .
2000 Christian Artists in 2000 , curated by Evelyna Liang, Hong Kong Arts Centre, organized by Garden Streams, Hong Kong.
1999 The Exhibition of Tang Ying Chi, Lo Yat Lun and Sunny Wong , Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, presented by The Art School.
1999 International Works on Book , Sydney , Australia .
1998 Contemporary Book Fair , Melbourne , Australia .
1998 Century, Women Art Show , National Museum of Art , Beijing , China .
1997 Reunion and Vision , Hong Kong Museum of Art , Hong Kong.
1997 Urban Council Fine Arts Award Winners Exhibition , Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
1997 Face , organized by Open Studio, The Station Gallery, Whitby , Ontario , Hong Kong .
1997 Hong Kong Art-1997-collection of the H.K , Museum of Art-Beijing & Guangzhou Exhibition, jointly organized by National Museum of Fine Art, Guangdong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Museum of Art, China.
1996 Contemporary HK Art Biennial 1996 , the 16 th Festival of Asian Arts, Special Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
1996 Face , organized by Open Studio, York Quay Gallery, Montreal , Quebec , Canada .
1995 Bunch O Printmakers , O' Keefe Centre, Main Lobby, Toronto , Canada .
1995 Ho Tam & Ying Chi Tang , presented by Autofocus, Robarts Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
1992 Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition , Hong Kong Museum of Art , Hong Kong.
1992 City Vibrant , Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
1991 Manulife Young Artists Series 91 , curated by Oscar Ho, Hong Kong Arts Centre.
1990 In Search of Art , curated by Oscar Ho, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong .
1989 Graduation Show , Goldsmith's College, University of London , England .
1988 Group Show in Bloomsbury I & II Galleries, Institute of Education , University of Education , England .
「這裡的街道真好」, 新報, 2013. 11.6 2013
鄧凝姿- 穿透人潮的思索 麥慰宗 U magazine Issue 412 2013.10.13 2013
繪畫的探索—談鄧凝姿近年繪畫 盛虹 文匯報 2013-03-05 2013
隨性的遊戲 — 鄧凝姿「這裡的街道真好」潘德恩 10.29.2013 2013
乘著光影疏理生命 麥慰宗 U Magazine 2013.2.15 2013
分享首飾的快樂 鄧凝姿 梁智儀 經濟日報 2013.3.2 2013
垂死的愈怎可能是城市 麥慰宗 U Magazine Issue 328 2012.3.9
A Conversation between Tang Ying Chi and Lau Ching Ping exhibition, Catalogue of the
exhibition at Lumenvisum, 2012. 2012
The 8 th Gwanghwamun International Art Festival , Catalogue, Sejong Centre, Seoul 2012
Out There , catalogue of the Artist-in-Residence Programme Exhibition, Faculty of Art, Chiangmai University , Thailand . 2012
Share the Happiness in Jewellery, HKET, 2012.3.2. http://www.hket.com/eti/article/15644765-4cad-49ff-ae78-ab9b7d6934b0-417635 2012
Art Brushes for the Contemporary Trend, JiuChi, 2012.2.21 http://www.jiujik.com/jsarticle.php?lcid=HK.B5&artid=3000031189&arttype=LEISU&artsec
Visual Dialogue, Talk About our City, AM730, 2012.2.20
Photograpy and Painting, A Concern in our City, Tai Kung Pao, 2012.2.20. 2012
Strolling on the Water, Exhibition catalogue, MOCA Wesklake, 2011. 2011-12
Diaspora - Joint exhibition of Tang Ying Chi and Ho Chun Yu, A.Lift@A116, Unit 116, Building A4, Oct-loft, Eastern Industrial Park, Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. 2011
Jewellery for the Future, Wenweipo, 2011.12.1 2011
Jewellery and the Art for the Brand Building, Cable TV, 2011.11.24. 2011
Standardization and Variation, Eddie Cheung, Pixelbread, 2011. 2011
Exhibition of Yim Wai Wai, Headstorm Industry, 2011. 2011
JCCAC Arts Festival, 2011.8.4 Tai Kung pao. 2011 I Like Hong Kong, Art and Deterritorialization, comment on the book by Anthony Elliot, Modern Art Asia Issues 7, August 2011, http://modernartasia.com/Anthony%20Elliot.pdf 2010
I Like Hong Kong, Art and Deterritorialization, Frank Vigneron, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2010 http://www.takungpao.comculture/whyw/1481964.html. 2010