Born Guandong Province, China. Lives and works in Hong Kong.
Ip Wai Lung was born in the Guandong province of China, moving to Hong Kong age 7 with his mother to reunite with his father, the year before the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997. Concepts of identity, immigration social integration and the sense of feeling othered in both Hong Kong and China center largely in his work. He looks at societal issues, taboos and identities in spontaneous, performative ways which can be witty yet full of pathos. Ip Wai Lung looks to disrupt social confines through public work, drawing conversations with different stakeholders in society. His work looks to reconstruct imagination within society by exploring social practices from his personal perspective.
Ip Wai Lung has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions at Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Précédée, Hong Kong and has participated in group exhibitions which include: Stemflow South by Southeast, Osage Gallery, HK; Hong Kong: Tales of the City, Denny Dimin Gallery, NY; Blinking Hard, Bangkok, Thailand; Bad Bodies, Tomorrow, Maybe Gallery, Eaton House, HK; TWINKLE, Barney Savage, NY and has held live performances at ParaSite, HK; C&G ArtPartment, HK and The Gallery Walk as part of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association. He has partaken in residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cambodia and Thailand.