Born in Hong Kong, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung now lives and works in New York. His art is incredibly socially conscious, exploring and excelling in high-definition video animation, video games, net.art, digital graphics, and mixed media installations. Currently in progress is video installation “In GOD We Trust.” He envisions Obama as a reincarnation of seven spiritual leaders and prophets. Far from worshipping Obama, “In GOD We Trust” delves into the hopes and changes the 44th U.S. president promises to deliver–and the obstacles he will encounter along the way.
P.S. The “GOD” in “In God We Trust” is an acronym for “Global Obama Devotion.” Not our national motto!
His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at the New Museum (New York), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah), Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (Bradford, United Kingdom), and Hebbel Am Ufer theatre (Berlin, Germany). Hung has received many accolades, including Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowships, the “VIPER International Award- Internet” in Switzerland and “Honorary Mention- Net Excellence” in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica. Also, his work has been featured in The New York Times, Art In America, The Village Voice, Le Monde, and El Pais, among many others.