GORDON CHEUNG
Wreck of Hope
152.5x214cm
Financial Times, ink, oil, acrylic gel and spray on canvas, 2006
www.gordoncheung.com

Education  
1999-2001        Royal College of Art - MA Fine Art Painting
1995-1998        Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – BA (Hons) Fine Art in Painting
1994-1995        Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - Art and Design Foundation Studies

Solo Exhibitions (*forthcoming)

2008
Gordon Cheung, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester*
2007
Paradise Lost, Laing Art Solo Commission, Newcastle (selected by Susan May)*
Ariadne’s Thread, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2006
Heart of Darkness, Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hollow Sunsets, Houldsworth Gallery, London
2002
Sprawl, DomoBaal Gallery, London

Selected Exhibitions

2007
Arrivals/Departures, URBIS Museum, Manchester (Curated: Sally Lai and Yuen Fong Ling)
2006
Alan Cristea Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
M*A*S*H, Design district, Miami (Curated by David Hunt and Michael Sellinger)
Fresh, Museum of Glass – Center of Contemporary Art, Washington, USA (Curated: Juli Cho)
John Moores 24 Painting Prize Finalist, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, UK (Selected by
Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Jason Brookes, Ann Bukantas and Andrea Rose)
The Stars Down to Earth, Nunnery Gallery, London (Curated by Andrew Hunt)
10th Planet, A04 Business Complex, London (Curated by Julian Hughes Watts)
Stéphane Janssen: The Collector, Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas, USA
ASU Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona, USA
Continental Breakfast, Umetnostna Galerija Maribor Museum, Slovenia
Jerusalem, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (Curated by David Hancock)
Crave, Rawspace, London (Curated by Raffaella Guidobono)
The Sleep of Reason, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Continental Breakfast, Umetnostna Galerija Maribor Museum, Slovenia
Broken Romanticism, Standpoint Gallery (Curated by Steve Walter)
Drawing 200, Drawingroom Project, Tannery, London
BRITISH ART SHOW 6, various UK venues across Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol
2005
BRITISH ART SHOW 6, BALTIC, Gateshead (Touring UK – Curated by Alex Farquharson and
Andrea Schlieker; organised by Hayward Gallery)
New London Kicks, Wooster Projects, New York (Curated by Simon Rumley and Ed Burke)
Art News, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
(Curated by Hugh Mendes feat. Martin Creed and Gillian Wearing)
NLK (in association with Armory Show), Soho House, New York
ARCO Art Fair - Independents, Houldsworth Gallery, Madrid
(Curated by Contemporary Magazine)
Faux Realism, Royal Academy Pumphouse Gallery, London
2004
Caution: Uneven Surfaces, Temporary Contemporary, London
Art News, Three Colts Gallery, London (feat. Martin Creed, Gillian Wearing and others)
Zoo Art Fair, London (with Flaca Gallery)
Thermo 04, Lowry Museum, Salford
Le Petit Paysage, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (Toured UK nationally)
Apopalyptical, Houldsworth Gallery, London
Collage, Bloomberg Space, London
(feat. Chris Ofili, Frank Stella, Richard Prince, Robert Rauchenberg and others)
2003
Yes, I am a Long Way from Home, Nunnery, London (inc catalogue)
Toured: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury and  Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art,
Sunderland (feat. Peter Doig, Paul Morrison, George Shaw, and others)
Intervention, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (feat. Ron Arad, Runa Islam and others)
Drawing 100, Drawingroom Project, Tannery, London
(feat. Julian Opie, Paul Noble, Langlands and Bell, Rachel Whiteread and others)
Trans-, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan
ArtFutures, Contemporary Art Society, London
Portal-, Studio J, Osaka, Japan
2002
Unscene, Gasworks, London (inc catalogue)
2001
CD1, Marlborough Fine Arts, London (inc catalogue)
2000
Assembly, Stepney City, London – Curator and organiser (inc catalogue)

Awards and Residencies
2006
Braziers International Artists Workshop, UK
DeciBel Award Finalist, Judges: Okwui Enwezor, David Thorp, Sally Tallant, and others
2005
Hong Kong and China Research Research Trip - Funded by ACE and A-n
Arts Council of England Individual Arts Award
2004
BOC Emerging Artist Award Finalist -
(Selected by Sarah Kent, Karen Wright, Marcus Harvey, Roy Exley)
Pizza Express Prospects Prize Finalist, Tea Building, London
(Selected by Tim Marlow, Fiona Bradley, Simon Groom, Graham Gussin and Rachel Lowe)
Jerwood Drawing Prize Finalist – (Toured UK)
Breathe Residency, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2003
Triangle Arts Trust International Artist Fellowship - Nominated by Gasworks Gallery
VASL Residency, Pakistan
Arts Council England International Art Award
British Council International Arts Award
Diffuse Asia, Kyoto Art Centre Residency, Japan
Lexmark European Painting Prize Finalist, London
2000
Socrates Travel Award for Berlin
John Minton Travel Award for Paris
TI Travel Award for Budapest
Paris Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
The Gilchrist-Fisher Award Finalist, Rhg, London (inc catalogue)
1999
Space Studio Residency 98/99, Space Studios, Old Street, London
1998
Arte Viva, Residency and competition - Painting First Prize Winner, Italy
Gordon Cheung’s paintings capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating
between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, Financial Times stock listings and ink collide in his works to form
epic techno-sublime vistas. The painting’s fragmentary multi-layered nature seeks to provide deconstructive networks to reveal
fractures in the hallucinatory surfaces of modern life so that we might slip beyond to the emergent patterns and underbelly of what
shapes our world. The paintings reflect the techno-sublime where information overwhelms the individual causing a flickering
perception of realities blurring between the virtual and actual to encourage a questioning of habitual perceptions.