Kacey Wong (b. 1970) is a Hong Kong based artist who investigates artist’s and designer’s role in social and political causes. He studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and Design and Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Wong’s experimental art project investigates the space between men and their living environment with a social intention. He thinks being an artist is similar to being a detective, the case on hand is to investigate the self. His tricycle house project Wandering Homes was selected to represent Hong Kong at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2008. His floating house project Sleepwalker was featured in the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Wong curated many art exhibitions exploring issues of space and city: Home (1999), Personal Skyscraper (2000), City Space (2001) and Drift City (2001, 2002 and 2010), etc. Since 2000, he started his Drift City photo series, in which he dressed up as a skyscraper, travelling between cities in search of a utopia, and published the album Drift City 10 Years (2010). He received the Artist of the Year Award (2010), the Rising Artist Award, Award for Arts Education (2003) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards (2012) from the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Wong is currently an examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is the founding member of Art Citizens and Street Design Union. He is also a former curator and member of Para Site Art Space, and a former Assistant Professor of Environment and Interior Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.