BIO Eng

PROFILE
Born in 1977 in Hong Kong, Chihoi likes drawing since his childhood. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Food and Nutritional Sciences. Since 1996, the self-taught artist begins to release comics, illustration and writing in local press media. His comics appear in various international anthologies. Major comic books include the solo Library & I'm with my Saint (2018), Still Life (2003), and the collaborative Hijacking - Comic HongKong Literature (2007), The Train (2007). Some of his comics are translated in Italian, French, English and Finnish. Besides publishing comics, Chihoi also do drawings and paintings, to show in exhibitions.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo and Duo:

- "Library & 6F Basement", ACO Art Space,
9 Aug - 1 Sep 2019, Hong Kong.
- "A Very Long Walk",
presented by Gallery Exit at Dangdai Taipei Art Fair, 17 - 21 Jan 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.
"Library & the Reading Room", Mangasick, 7 Sep - 1 Oct 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
- "Dream Books", Shimokitazawa Generations, 16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.

- "Permanent Transition", CL3 Architects Ltd, 19 Mar - 29 Apr 2016, Hong Kong.
- "New Dust", Gallery Exit, 18 Oct - 15 Nov 2014, Hong Kong.
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"Behind the view - duo exhibition of Lulu Ngai and Chihoi", Cafe Showroom / Off-Site, 11 Aug - 9 Sep 2012, Taipei, Taiwan.
- "Unknown Emotion", Fumetto Comix Festival, 1-9 May 2010, Luzern, Switzerland.
- "Crumb of Drawings", Mogu, 4 Jul - 31 Aug 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.

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"Hochaaa! Chihoi's Comic, 10-Year Retrospective!", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hulahoop, and Joint Publishing Jonathan Bookshop, Dec 2007, Hong Kong.
- "Reminiscence of Solitude", Club 64, July 2002, Hong Kong.
- "The Summer", Eureka Bookshop, 1999,
Hong Kong.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018
- "nos:boostore in Ponding", Ponding Space,,21 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.

2017
- "To Each, His Zone", Gallery Exit, 10 Jun - 15 Jul 2017, Hong Kong.
- "Moving Mountain - nos:books exhibition at Fanzines! Festival", Le Wonder / Liebert, 23-25 Jun 2017, France.
- "Holiday Dance", Book Gallery Popotame, 17 - 21 Mar 2017, Tokyo, Japan.

2015
- "Tell a Rock to Relax", We Make It studio, 28 Aug - 4 Sep 2015, Berlin, Germany.
- "after / image", Studio 52, 18 - 28 Apr 2015, Hong Kong.

2014
- "4D Comics - Invitational Exhibition of Department of Fine Arts", Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 1-29 Jun 2014, Hong Kong.
- "Leung Ping Kwan (1949-2013), A Retrospectve", Central Library, 10-28 Jan 2014, Hong Kong; Hua Shan 1914, 17 Oct - 2 Nov 2014 , Taipei, Taiwan.

2013
- "漫出格", Nanjing University of Arts, Oct 2013, Nanjing, China.
- Gallery Exit at Art Basel HK, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

2012
- "Painting On and On Part 2 - Automatic Banana", Gallery Exit - Southsite, 20 Oct - 17 Nov 2012, Hong Kong.

2011
- "Octopus - Nine Contemporary Artists from Hong Kong", Hanina Contemporary Art, 23 Sep - 20 Nov 2011, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- "There Are Trees Above", Gallery Exit, 9 Jul - 6 Aug 2011, Hong Kong.
- "Chernobyl 25th Anniversary Exhibition - Think Twice: A Nuclear Hong Kong?", Greenpeace / Pier 8 Central, 16 - 27 Apr 2011, Hong Kong.)

2006-2010
- "Legacy and Creations - Art vs Art", Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, 15 Oct - 12 Nov 2010, Shanghai, China; Hong Kong Museum of Art, 27 May - 28 Aug2011, Hong Kong.)
- "Lustfully Yours", Hulahoop, 19 Nov - 15 Dec 2009, Hong Kong.

 - "The Last Match", Survival Kit Project, Baltanakts, 12-18 Sep 2009, Riga, Latvia.
 - "Friendship", Small Press Expo 09, Gallery K1, Kulturhuset, 23 Apr - 16 May, Stockholm, Sweden.
 - "Textualizing Hong Kong", 11th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, 14 Sep - 23 Nov 2008, Venice, Italy.
 - "Beautiful Journey, Beautiful World -- Art Container Project", West Kowloon Cultural District, May 2008, Hong Kong.
 - "Chine(s)", Festival BD à Bastia, Centre Culturale Una Volta, 27-30 Mar 2008, Corsica, France.
 - "China Comics Now", London College of Communication, 7 Mar - 11 Apr 2008, London, UK.
 - "Sinfonia -- Chihoi and Hok Tak Yeung", BilBolBul Festival, 4-26 Mar 2008, Bologna, Italy.
 - "Poetry and Comics" at Taipei Poetry Festival, NTUE Nanhai Gallery, Nov 2007, Taipei.
 - "Autobibliophiles -- Artists who make or use books", Studio Bibliotheque Fo Tan, May - Jun 2007, Hong Kong.
 - "Comix Magneto -- Singapore Version", Substation, February 2007, Singapore.
 - "Comix World Expo - #1 Seul dans la foule", International Comic Festival of Angoulême, Jan 2007, France.
 - "The Inner, Outer Sphere – Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Exhibition", KX Gallery, Sep 2006, Hamburg, Germany.
 - "District Borders", Shanghai Street Artspace, Sep 2006, Hong Kong.
 - "Hong Kong Springrolllll -- Past Continuous Tense", Fumetto Comix Festival, Apr 2006, Luzern, Swizterland.
 - "Comix Homebase -- Comix Magneto", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Mar 2006, Hong Kong.

1999-2005
- "40075 km Comics", L'Employé du Moi, Recyclart, Apr 2005, Brussels, Belgium.
- "Three thousand-layer pudding", 1a Space, Jan 2005, Hong Kong.
- "Portable Paysage", Ox Warehouse, Dec 2004, Macau.
- "Comics and Poetry", East Bank Bookshop, May 2004, Hong Kong.
- "Windows of Hong Kong", Fumetto Comix Festival, Apr 2000, Luzern, Swizterland.
- "Cell C: Technicolor Comix Series", Z+, 1999, Hong Kong.


PUBLICATIONS

Comic books:
-  Library & I'm With My Saint, nos:books, Taiwan, Dec 2018.
Fa Fa World 8 - Home Signal, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jul 2016.
- Fa Fa World 7 - Taste of Rain, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jul 2015.
- Fa Fa World 6 - Bite to Love, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jul 2014.
- The Library, Conundrum Press, Canada, May 2013.
- Fa Fa World 5 - How To Write This Word, Joint Publishing, Hong Kong, Jul 2013.
- Fa Fa World 4 - Give Dad a Kiss, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jun 2012.
- Fa Fa World 3 - My Teacher is a Cat, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Apr 2011.
- Fa Fa World 2 - Longer Summer, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, May 2010. Simplified Chinese version: BBT Books, Beijing, Jan 2012.
- Fa Fa World, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, May 2009. Simplified Chinese version: BBT Books, Beijing, Apr 2011.
- A L'Horizon, Atrabile, Swizterland, Oct 2008.
- Hijacking - Hong Kong Comic Literature, co-author Kongkee, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Dec 2007. French edition: Détournements - La Littérature de Hong Kong en Bande Désinnée , with Kongkee, trans. Camille Loivier, Atrabile, Swiss, May 2012.
- The Train, co-author Hung Hung, Dark Eyes Ltd, Taiwan, Nov 2007. Italian edition: Il Treno, trans. Giovanna Puppin, Canicola, Italy, Mar 2008. French edition: - Le Train, trans. Camille Loivier, Atrabile, Swizterland, Apr 2010. English edition: The Train, Conundrum Press, Canada, Sep 2014. Finnish edition: Juna, trans. Kalle Hakkola & Hannele Richert, Finnish Comics Society, Finland, Aug 2015.
- Still Life, Wheatear Publishing, Hong Kong, Apr 2003. Re-edition Mar 2011.
- Piece of Mind, Igcool.com.inc., Hong Kong, Jul 2000.
- The Writer and Her Story, self-published, Hong Kong, 1999. Re-edition self-published, Hong Kong, Jan 2005. Re-edition by Kubrick & 29s, Jul 2007.
- The Writer, self-published, Hong Kong, 1997.


Book:

Long Long Road -- 25 Years of Independent Comics in Hong Kong, co-editor Craig Au Yeung, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jul 2006. Simplified Chinese edition: Joint Publishing (Beijing), Jul 2007.

Limited edition books and zines:

- The Emperor's New Clothes, Nieves, Switzerland, Feb 2018. Edition of 100.
- Dream Books ii, nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep 2017. Edition of 500.
- Good Afternoon, Hong Kong! (slide-viewer), nos:books, Taipei, Jun 2017. Edition of 800.
- Pink Freud, nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan, Jun 2015. Edition of 500.
- Dream Books, nos:books, Taipei, Nov 2013. Edition of 300.
- Fa Fa Four Seasons (slide-viewer), self-published, Hong Kong, Aug 2009. Edition of 200.

Comics in Collective Anthologies:

- "Table-tennis", in Super Towers, edited and printed by Vincent Fritz, Germany, Mar 2017.
- "Tram", in Comics Dialogue, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Hong Kong / Belgium, Sep 2016.
- "Fumetto Winners", in Fumetto Art Book, Fumetto Festival Luzern, Switzerland, Apr 2016.
- "Library", "Borrowed Books", in Narrative Addiction, China, Aug 2014.
- "Der Zug", in Strapazin No.113, Swizterland, Dec 2013.
- "Hong Kong '83", in Strapazin No.112, Swizterland, Sep 2013.
- Local Hong Kong, Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong, Jul 2013.
- "Library", in Canicola 11, Canicola, Italy, Apr 2012.
- "Two Trees", in 2wBox Set W, B.ü.l.b. Comix, Swizterland, Nov 2010.
- "I'm with my Saint", in Lustfully Yours, hulahoop gallery, Hong Kong, Nov 2009. Italian version in Canicola 8, Canicola, Italy, 2009. Simplified Chinese version in Special Comix No.4, China, Nov 2010.
- "Stars", collected in Strapazin No.95, Strapazin, Jun 2009. Simplified Chinese version in Special Comix No.3, China, 2009.
- "Cartes Postales de Hong Kong", collected in Chine - Regards Croisés, Casterman, France, Mar 2009.
- "Year of Change", collected in Sai Comics No.5, Sai Comics, Korea, Nov 2008.
- "Grow some Rice!", collected in Instant Comix, IESG, Hong Kong, Aug 2008.
- "Mare" (Sea), collected in Canicola 4, Canicola, Italy, 2006. French version "La Mer" in Bile Noire 16, Swizterland, Jan 2007. Norwegian version "Havet" in Forresten No.23, Norway, Mar 2009.
- "Canine", collected in Desire of Comic Artists, Hong Kong Arts Centre & Artopia, Jan 2006. German version "Canine"  in Orang 6, Germany, Jan 2006.
- "Sad but not Depressed", "Sorry", in Hong Kong Springrolllll, Dala Publishing, Taiwan, 2006.
- "Food for Cat", collected in Ma Petite Cuisine, Emile a une Vache, France, 2005.
- "Children Land", collected in Chez Jérôme Comix #74, France, 2003.
- "The Low (Side B)", in Back in Eductation - Education Outside Institutions, Street Corner, 2002.
- Oral Love, collected in Yummy Dragon #1 - The Amazing Oral Stories, Chihoi, 2002.
- "Whisper", collected in Stereoscomic #4, Stereoscomic, France, 2002. / English version in Spoutnik #3, Spoutnik, Canada, 2002. / Korean version in Sai Comics Vol.2, Sai Comics, Korea, 2006. / German version "Geflüster" in Strapazin No.86, Strapazin, Swizterland, Mar 2007.
- "A Couple", an epilogue of Lai Tat Tat Wing's Hong Kong Line, 一本堂, Hong Kong, 2001。
- "The End of October", collected in Mécanique Urbaine #3, Les Ateliers du Vent, France, 2000.
- "The Sleep", collected in Yummy Dragon # 0, Chihoi, 2000.
- "Contemplation", collected in Stereoscomic #2, Stereoscomic, France, 2000. Stereoscomic Special SPX edition, France, 2001.
- "20", collected in Comix 2000, L'Association, France, 2000.
- "The Low", collected in Cockroach #4, Igcool.com.inc., 2000.
- "The Two", collected in Cockroach #3, Homework Production & Commercial Radio Productions Ltd., 1999.
- "The End, Beautiful Friend", collected in Cockroach #2, Homework Production & Commercial Radio Productions Ltd., 1998.
- "McDonald's / Don't be a Slave", in《各位同志晚安漫畫集》, Zuni Icosahedron, 1998.

Columns:

- Fa Fa World (comics), The Sun, Hong Kong, Feb 2008 - Mar 2016.
- Dream Too Much (comics), Sing Pao Daily News, Hong Kong, Sep - Dec 2007.
- Comics in Muse magazine, Hong Kong, Aug 2007 - 2009
- Comics Hijacking Literature (comics, with Kongkee), Fleurs des Lettres, Hong Kong, Sep 2006 - Oct 2007.
- Comics Life (Comics & Illustration), Mingpao Weekly, Hong Kong, Apr 2006 - Feb 2019.
- Sunday Comics (with Kongkee), Mingpao News, Hong Kong, Sep 2005 - Jun 2006.
- On French Comics (interviews), Mingpao News, Hong Kong, May-Aug 2008.
- Cross Infection (comics, with Dorothy Tse), Artslink, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jan - Dec 2005.

Illustration & Text:

- 《會飛的手──秀陶詩選》(插畫),秀陶著,Dark Eyes Ltd, Taiwan, Jan 2016.
A Living Space - The Homes of Pak Sha O (illustration), ed. Wong Suk Ki, Academy of Visual Arts of Baptist University of Hong Kong / Kaitak, Hong Kong, 2015.
-  Mural paintings in Hop Inn, Hong Kong, Jan 2015, Sep 2011, Nov 2010.
The Catalog (illustration), Dung Kai Cheung, Linking Publishing, Taiwan, Jun 2011.
The Carbon Burning City (illustration), Lok Fung, Clickpress, Hong Kong, Jan 2011.
- 《雷聲與蟬鳴》(illustration), Leung Ping Kwan, Clickpress, Hong Kong, Oct 2009.
-  The Making of "La Jeunesse" (illustration), Benedict Leung, Sunrise Thunder Storm / Kubrick, Hong Kong, 2007.
-  "Spring in HK after Two Weeks of Rain" (illustration), in i-city, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2005.
-  "Sound & Light in Border Town" (illustration), in Analogue by Chan Chi Tak, Wheatear Publishing, 2004.
Narrator who squats on the toilet (illustration) by Yuen Siu Cheong, 29s / Chan Sheung Kee, 2003.
Room (short fiction), in《Danny Boy - Selected Hong Kong Novel》, Hong Kong Literature, Hong Kong, 2003.
West Bound (short fiction & illustration), in Simple Love, Wheatear Publishing / Creato, 2002.
- 《病忘書》(illustration), Lawrence Pun Kwok Ling, Compass, 2001.

Plus:

Illustration and writing in local press media including: The Sun (HK), Mingpao News, Fleurs des Lettres, Sing Pao Daily News, Muse, Artslink, Metropop, Jet, Yellow Pudding, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Jiu Jik, Hong Kong Globe, Decode Magazine, Literary Century, Poetry Waves, Hong Kong Literature, Big Paper, Amoeba, Young Express, Magpaper.


AWARDS & FELLOWSHIP

2011 Désirée and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council. Artist residency in LMCC, New York, USA.