Academic & Teaching Staff

Professor Hung Keung


Digital Media Art & Technology Research, Creative Thinking & Collaboration, Digital Moving Images & Interactive Media Art Practice

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Professor Hung Keung




Dr. HUNG Keung is an internationally renowned digital media artist, researcher, scholar and designer, who has been involved in the creative and research aspects of film, video and digital new media art around the world since 1995. HUNG graduated from the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (92); Chinese University of Hong Kong (95) and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, the United Kingdom (98) with an MA in Film and Video, and finished his Ph.D. from the Planetary Collegium [1], Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland and University of Plymouth, the United Kingdom (14) respectively in the areas of experiential and theoretical research to explore the digital media, design and interactive art at the turn of the century, and proceeded to develop the technological and conceptual aspects of his series of creative practices, as well as creativity education for design and artistic disciplines.


HUNG’s earlier creative research projects focus on exploring human limitations. Through interactive and moving digital images, the artist ventures into extending these limitations with the use of digital media technology. In his latest creative research projects, he further re-appropriates and enquires on the intricate relationships among Chinese philosophy of Dao, the concept of ‘Yellow Box’, viewers and digital moving images. On the academic front, he has always been interested in applying innovative concepts on learning & teaching as well as academic researches.


In the area of scholarly and innovative activities, HUNG’s PhD research focuses on re-appropriating Chinese art in the context of digital media through theoretical development and creative practice. He has published and exhibited a number of significant academic research papers, posters and creative and experimental research projects in various significant international refereed journals, exhibitions, biennial and international conferences for the aforesaid knowledge domains.


HUNG is regarded as the first Chinese artist and director to win these two international awards and four of his video works were selected to take part in the BBC Short Film Festival at the same year. Last but not least, HUNG Keung was the second-prize winner at Computer Graphics International 2001, and the first Chinese artist to receive the ‘Special Mention Interactive CD-ROM Award’, presented by the International New Media Arts Festival in Greece (01) and ‘Special Award for New Media’ in Croatia (02). In Hong Kong, regarding his earlier experimental film and video works, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards between 1998 and 1999 presented him with the Gold Award, the Special Award (in the category of video), and the Distinguished Award, among others. In addition, in recognition of his outstanding creative achievements in new media art, Hong Kong Art Development Council (HKADC) presented HUNG with the 2010 Award for Best Artist (Media Arts), HKADC presented him with the 2008 Award for Outstanding Young Artist (Media Arts), the Hong Kong Museum of Art presented him with the 2009 Achievement Award (2009), and the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s 2001 Hong Kong Art Biennial presented HUNG with the Prize of Excellence.


Profile Details

  • Qualifications

    PhD (The Z-Node of the Planetary Collegium, Switzerland & UK)

    MA (Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London)

    BA (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Dip (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

  • Areas of Teaching

    Experimental Drawing & Sketches
    Visualisation Skill & Information Graphic
    New Media Art Research, Theory & Practice
    Digital Media & Technology Production
    Time Based Media (Interactive & Moving images) Application

  • Research Interests

    Motion & Information Graphic
    Interactive & Digital Moving Images
    Visualisation Skill & Information Graphic
    New Media Art Research,Theory & Practice

  • Selected Outputs

    • Hung, K. (2018). Bodhisattva Series [Ink Painting]. Alumni Art Exhibition of the Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2018. Hong Kong.
    • Hung, K. (2018). Four Season Series (In Time) [Video]. Screening at Hanzi Exhibition. Hong Kong: PMQ.
    • Hung, K. (2018). Conciliation with Buddha in 6 minutes [Digital Print (Digital Clips from 6 min HD Video, Water on Rice Paper)]. The 2018 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibition. Hong Kong: Sovereign Art Foundation.
    • Hung, K. (2017). Lumieres Hong Kong International New Media Art Exhibition 光 · 影 · 香港夜 2017
    • Hung, K. (2016). ITÄ-AASIAN VIDEOIKKUNA / East Asian Video Frames – Shades of Urbanization, Pori Art Museum, Finland, 2016
  • Research Projects

    "New Tai Chi Chinese Typography System" Through Digital Media Technology, 2017

  • External Appointments

    • 2017 Chairperson, College Internal Validation Panel (CPVP), The Hong Kong College of Technology
    • 2016 Assessor 資助計劃評估專家, 2016 “文化活動/項目資助計劃” 澳門 文化局 – 文化活動廳
    • 2015 Adjudicator 評審, 2016年澳門視覺藝術年展, 澳門 文化局 2016 Macau Annual Art Exhibition
    • 2015-2016 Advisor 顧問: 香港短片新里程 Short Film Festival Participation Subsidy, Hong Kong Art Centre, Create HK
    • 2015 External Program Advisor 校外學術顧問, Higher Diploma: Apply and Media Art, 香港藝術學院 Hong Kong Art School