Damon Tong - Made In Hong Kong (navy) 2015, detail

Damon Tong /   Wai Kit

Hong Kong 1979

Damon Tong
Wai Kit
Hong Kong
February 2, 2016
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Damon Tong is a contemporary artist from Hong Kong, born in 1979. The artist is best known for his works made of custom-made stickers. “Made in China” stickers inspired him to start using this unconventional medium. Simple, daily life phrases in his works explore the spatial connections between image and text, focusing on the mundane and repetition. The cryptic messages and bold colors are reminiscent of Hong Kong’s cityscape, and often employ humor and irony. In 2011, he was selected finalist for Cliftons Art Prize.

Drink Tea

Damon Tong - Drink Tea (Chui Ho) 2015
Damon Tong – Drink Tea (Chui Ho) 2015

Tong  attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Painting in 2008. In 2013, he received his Master of Visual Arts (Studio Arts and Extended Media) from Hong Kong Baptist University. The artist is also a member of the artist trio Rental United, which was established in 2009.

Made in China

Damon Tong - Made in China (Gold) 2014
Damon Tong – Made in China (Gold) 2014

His work was featured in publications such as HK Commercial Daily, Muse Magazine, Perspective, Time Out, Elle, Ming Pao and Modern Home. He exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, locally and internationally.


Damon Tong - Whatever (Lazyblue) 2014
Damon Tong – Whatever (Lazyblue) 2014

Damon Tong lives and works in Hong Kong.

Featured image: Damon Tong – Made In China (navy) 2015 (detail)
All images copyright © Damon Tong

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2015drinkteaArt Projects Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2015Back to The FutureThe Cat Street Gallery, HKSARGroup
2015Change-Seed: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong & BeyondCenter on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA, USAGroup
2015In ConversationsYY9 Gallery, HKSARGroup
2014I've been a bit lazy lately100ft. PARK, HKSARSolo
2014Die YoungEC Gallery HKSARGroup
2014 Asia Contemporary Art Show Fall 2014 EditionConrad HKSARGroup
2014From 3G To 4GKarin Weber Gallery, HKSARGroup
2014Hong Kong Art Walk 2014The Space, HKSARGroup
2014Install/UninstallThe Gallery of Hong Kong Art School, HKSARGroup
2012DETOUR 2012 : Design RenegadeFormer Wan Chai Police Station (FWCPS), HKSARGroup
2012ReflectionYY9 Gallery, HKSAR Group
2010Hidden DreamsMischmasch Gallery, HKSARGroup
2009Stick With The EnemyMo_Space, Taguig, PhilippinesGroup
2009Something behind...White Tube, Hong Kong Art School, HKSARGroup
2009Fotanian: Fotan Artists Open Studios 2009Fo Tan, HKSARGroup
2008JuxtapositionPao’s Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HKSARGroup
2008Fotanian: Fotan Artists Open Studio 2008Fo Tan, HKSARGroup
2007Ning-ganWhite Tube, Hong Kong Art Centre, HKSARGroup
2007EggstravaganzaTime Square, HKSARGroup
2007Fotanian: Open Studio 2007Fo Tan, HKSARGroup