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Paul Wong

Paul Wong

Paul Wong

Paul Wong (CA) is a curator and video and performance artist.

Paul Wong picked up a portapak video camera in the 1970’s as a rebel against the world around him, and has become one of Canada’s most renowned multimedia artists. His work is in your face, radical, eccentric, sexy, campy, shocking, experimental, and spontaneous. He is a media subversive, a video renegade relying on artistic entrepreneurial smarts and raw originality. With an eye for social context, he is driven by an insatiable search for identity, community and authenticity. Paul Wong was instrumental in the founding of two artist-run centres in Vancouver: Satellite Video Exchange (Video-In) in 1973 and On Edge in 1985. Heralded as a “national treasure”, Paul Wong received the Bell Canada Award in Video Art in 1992, the CHUM-NFB Expression Award celebrating diversity in the arts in 2003, and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2005. His work is included in major national and international collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and MoMA in New York.

http://5.paulwongprojects.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wong_(artist)

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