Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive

Tam Wai Ping, Lukas 譚偉平
Name in pinyin: Tan Weiping
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Place of birth: Hong Kong
Dates: 1967-
Art Medium: environmental art,installation,photography
Tam Wai Ping obtained his BA (Hon) in Fine Art from University of Reading in 1991, and completed his postgraduate study with distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, UK in 1995. He is the chairman and one of the founders of ArtMap. He serves as a BA Programme Coordinator and Lecturer at Hong Kong Art School. Tam works in various media, and is notable for his photography, installation and environmental art works. His works mainly concern the relationship between “Individuality and Land”. Tam has participated in various international exhibitions such as “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006”, “Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, 2001”, “Simply Reality Spells – Exhibition of Chinese Conceptual Photography since 90’s, China, Taiwan & Hong Kong” and others. His works has been exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Sir Lanka, United Kingdom, France and USA.
My Real Life Series 我的真實生活系列 (1997-2008) Lambda print Habitat 棲息 (2001) DV - Beta Pal - DVD, 3 mins Salt Wall 鹽牆 (2001) salt and florescent paint 2.4 x 2.5 x 6 m, TaiwanAbandoned House Series –Home 癈屋系列 –家 (2002) 20 x 15 x 4 m, Peng-hu Island, Taiwan
Abandoned House Series –Bomb Shelter 癈屋系列 – 防空洞 (2003) florescent paint 3 x 2 x 2 m, TaiwanReflection 倒影 (2003) 35 mm film - Beta Pal - DVD, 3 mins Second Reality 二度現實 (2005) posting 3000 posters Nathan Road, Hong KongTemple 廟 (2005) white PVC, helium 7 x 5.5 x 6 m, China and Taiwan
Asian Footsteps 亞洲步伐 (2005-2008) Lambda print Stairs 梯間 (2006) City Stair: 8 x 1.2 x 4 m; Village Stair: 6.5 x 1.2 x 2.5 m, JapanMisty Road 迷路 (2006-2007) Lambda print Dream 大夢 (2007) Lambda print
Misty Sea 迷海 (2007-2008) Lambda print
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Contact the artist: waipingtam@hotmail.com
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Last updated: 3 July, 2020.