Joseph Leung Mong-sum is an artist and researcher based in Hong Kong and Vienna. Through the use of image, object and conceptual interventions, Leung’s practice often examines the role of affect, specifically anxiety in shaping the socio-political landscape of the digital milieu.
Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (DieAngewandte), Leung was awarded with his MFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and he had previously studied at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong and the the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. Leung was also one of the co-founders of Negative Space – an art space that focuses on the development of lens-based media and experimental practices in Hong Kong.
Leung’s works was shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize and the WMA Masters Photographic Awards and his works are currently included in collections from Hong Kong, Basel, Luxembourg and Paris.
Joseph Leung Mong Sum is collaborating on the Power of Place project.