Who am I?

Valencia Tong is a Hong Kong-based freelance art writer who writes about contemporary art. With a focus on the art scene in the Asia-Pacific region, she reports on the newest trends in the art world. She is interested in a wide range of media, including drawings on paper, paintings, illustrations, street art, video/ media art, design and architecture. Currently, she explores the intersection between technology and art (e.g. virtual reality), as well as the influence of music on art.

Her work has been published in Blouin Artinfo, Art+AuctionModern PaintersHong Kong TatlerARTZINE | The Artling (after their acquisition of Artshare.com), ArtomityTheArtroArt Radar JournalArtAsiaPacific Magazine (AAP), VRScout and LUXEDIT | Luxglove, among others.

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Click here for more details: List of Published Work

Check out her art guide for the list of upcoming art events in Hong Kong here: Art Gallery Exhibitions – Art Guide

Social Media Presence and Past Projects

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Contact me for commissions or work opportunities. (Freelance writing/ editing/ translation / fact-checking / proofreading services available) You may also send me links to your portfolio, press releases of your shows, or any other items if you believe they suit my interest.

Published Work


Feature Article – HTC Vive Brings NASA-Inspired VR Artwork To Art Basel Hong Kong


Issue #15: Winter Issue 2019/20

Profile – Stephen Thorpe (SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design Professor)

Review – Tang Kwong San, Kwong Man Chun, Apple Wong Hiu Fung Long to Belong at Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong

Review – Nam June Paik, Anthony James Across Borders – Digital Art and Beyond at Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

Issue #14: Autumn Issue 2019

Review – N S Harsha at Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), Hong Kong

Review – Max Hattler Receptive Rhythms at Goethe-Gallery, Hong Kong

Issue #13: Summer Issue 2019

Review – Various artists An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong

Review – Various artists Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life at CHAT, The Mills, Hong Kong

Issue #12: Spring Issue 2019

Review – Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space and Time at City Hall, Hong Kong

Issue #11: Winter Issue 2018/19

Review – Park Seo-Bo Ecriture 1967-1976 at White Cube, Hong Kong

Issue #10: Autumn Issue 2018

Review – Hank Willis Thomas My Life is Ours at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Review – Robin Moyer My China (1976 – Present) at Pekin Fine Arts

Issue #9: Summer Issue 2018

Review – Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong (View this exhibition in virtual reality VR: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=VgMNHVRWYr8&utm_source=4 )

Issue #8: Spring Issue 2018

Review – #You #Me #OurSELFIES at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (Chen Tianzhuo, Chen Wei, Double Fly Art Center, Hu Weiyi, Lu Yang, Sun Xun, Carla Chan, Chris Cheung, Tang Kwok-hin, Morgan Wong)

Review – Elpis Chow Blunt at Gallery Exit

Issue #7: Winter Issue 2017/18

Review – Masatoshi Masanobu at Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Review – Eric Fok Far East Chronicle at Karin Weber Gallery

Hong Kong Tatler

Feature Article – How Virtual Reality Takes Immersive Contemporary Art To The Next Level

Feature Article – Artist Spotlight: Heri Dono Mixes Politics With Mythology

Taiwan Tatler

Feature Article – 讓你像個專家般購買藝品的五個技巧

Singapore Tatler

Feature Article – The Art of Buying Art (How to Start Your Art Collection)

Thailand Tatler

Feature Article – Highlights From Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Feature Article – Why And How To Collect Photography

Feature Article – The Art of Buying Art

Indonesia Tatler

Feature Article – Start Curating Arts With These Top Tips


Feature Article – Whisky or Whiskey? Here’s the Difference!

Blouin Artinfo / Blouin Modern Painters / Blouin Art+Auction / Blouin Shop

Blouin Art+Auction March 2019 Issue – Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: What to Expect

Blouin Modern Painters April 2019 Issue – ‘KAWS: Along the Way’ at PMQ (Hong Kong)

Blouin Modern Painters March 2019 Issue – ‘Return to Nature (Zao Xue Han Zhang)’ at Lévy Gorvy (Hong Kong)

Blouin Modern Painters November 2018 Issue – ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’ at Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, London, Hong Kong)

Art Fair Sales Report – Strong Demand, Big Sales as Art Basel Hong Kong Opens (Art Basel Hong Kong 2019)

Review – The Best of the Booths at Art Basel Hong Kong (Top 10 Booths at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019)

Preview – Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: What to Expect (Art Basel Hong Kong 2019)

Review – Art Central, a Hip Satellite Fair in Hong Kong (Art Central Hong Kong 2019)

Review – “KAWS: Along the Way” at PMQ, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Contemporary Art HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong)

Review – At Gagosian, Jia Aili’s Dystopian Future Vision (Gagosian, New York)

Review – Lévy Gorvy Gets Existential in Hong Kong Debut (Inaugural Show of Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong)

Review – Art Through the Beards of Gilbert & George (Gilbert & George at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, Seoul)

Review – In Hong Kong, Praising Nature with Ink and Brush (Ou Da Wei at Sun Museum, Hong Kong)

Review – Images of Poetic Intensity by Shen Ling in Hong Kong (Shen Ling at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong)

Review – Zeng Fanzhi’s Dialogues in Style and Culture (Zeng Fanzhi at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, London, Hong Kong)

(View this exhibition in virtual reality VR: Zurich | London, North Gallery | London, South Gallery | Hong Kong )

The Artling

Feature Article – Highlights from Art Central Hong Kong 2018

Feature Article – Highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Event Listicle – Exhibitions to Visit this March: Hong Kong

Feature Article – Why and How To Collect Photography

Feature Article – Top Art Galleries to Launch in 2018 at H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Art Fair Preview – PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 Preview

Luxury Design Fair Round Up – International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong 2017: Highlights

Feature Article – How Virtual Reality Takes Immersive Contemporary Art to the Next Level

Artist Interview – “Sweet Summer”: Osamu Watanabe at Whitestone Gallery

Feature Article – 5 Must-Read Tips for Starting Your Art Collection

Feature Article – How to Buy Art Online: Top Tips for Beginners

Feature Article – Sui Jianguo’s Solo Exhibition at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong

Feature Article – ‘Land of Freedom’: Heri Dono’s First Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong

Event Listicle – Exhibitions to Visit This July: Hong Kong

Feature Article – Sneak Peek of Duddell’s UK Debut at Historic St Thomas Church, London


Curator Interview – Interview with Doryun Chong : “Art, Ritual and the Everyday” at M+ REORIENT: Conversations on South and Southeast Asia

中国网 – China.com.cn

Feature Article – 【环球VR观察】HTC Vive携手香港巴塞尔艺术展展出太空主题VR艺术品

Art Radar Journal

Interview – “Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour” at the M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong – artist and curator interview

Interview – Yoshitomo Nara’s ceramics exhibition inaugurates Pace Gallery’s new space at H Queen’s, Hong Kong – in conversation

Feature Article – “Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun”: inaugural exhibition at David Zwirner’s new space at H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Talk Summary – “Art, Ritual and the Everyday” at M+ REORIENT: Conversations on South and Southeast Asia – Part II – Talk summary of Artist Sheela Gowda

Interview – Selling exhibitions: new Head of Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery in Hong Kong Jonathan Wong – interview

Curator Interview – “Art, Ritual and the Everyday” at M+ REORIENT: Conversations on South and Southeast Asia – Part I – Interview with Doryun Chong

Feature Article – “The Weight of Lightness”: ink art at Hong Kong’s M+ museum

Art Fair Round Up – Contemporary Asian Ink Art as a Visual Language: Ink Asia 2017, Hong Kong – art fair round-up

Artist Profile – Chinese Cynical Realism: Fang Lijun and his “All Too Human World” – artist profile

Artist Interview – Negotiating the personal and the public with Hong Kong artist Pak Sheung Chuen at Para Site – in conversation

Feature Article – “Rotation”: Chinese multimedia artist Wang Gongxin’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong at White Cube

Artist Interview – A Cruel World: Korean artist Hyon Gyon – in conversation

Feature Article – Preview: 5 must-see events at Hong Kong’s South Island Art Day 2017

Feature Article – Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi’s first retrospective in China at Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Feature Article – “Canton Express”: art from the Pearl River Delta at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong

Artist Interview – “Fragmentation”: identity and the everyday with Lam Tung-pang – in conversation

Feature Article – Preview: M+ Screenings: City Limits at Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong

Feature Article – “Land of Freedom”: Indonesian artist Heri Dono at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

Feature Article – “Shah Abbas and his Page Boy”: Iranian artist Fereydoun Ave at Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong

Artist Interview – “Departures: Intersecting Modern Vietnamese Art with Richard Streitmatter-Tran” at de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong – artist interview

Feature Article – “Ovid in Exile”: British artist Rachel Kneebone’s first solo show in Asia at White Cube, Hong Kong

Feature Article – Preview: Month-long performance series celebrates relaunch of multi-purpose art space ArtisTree in Hong Kong

Feature Article – “The Afterlife of Rosy Leavers”: Hong Kong artist Angela Su at Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Fair Round Up – Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2017: First-time buyers snap up works as fair demystifies art world – round up

Feature Article – Organic sculptural forms and materiality: Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Feature Article – “Duddell’s x Biennale of Sydney. Abstraction of the World” at Duddell’s, Hong Kong

Artists Interview – Evolving Images: modern Hong Kong printmaking at Sun Museum, Hong Kong

Feature Article – Mastering colour: Franco-Venezuelan kinetic and op artist Carlos Cruz-Diez at Puerta Roja, Hong Kong

Feature Article – Anxieties of a shifting geopolitical order: Para Site and KADIST Art Foundation co-present “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” in Hong Kong

Feature Article – Swiss artist Urs Fischer’s first solo show in Asia at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

Feature Article – “Reversal Ritual”: inaugural group exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery’s new Hong Kong space

Feature Article – Art in the Digital Era: MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation (KAF) co-present “.com/.cn” in Hong Kong

Feature Article – Millennials and New Media Art in the Conceptual Age: Hong Kong’s K11 and Videotage co-present “One World Exposition 2.1: #like4like”

Feature Article – Digital Public Art Installation “Voyages” at H Queen’s (HQ) Building Marks New Developments in Hong Kong’s Art Scene

Art Fair Round up – Art Central Hong Kong 2017: A stage for emerging artists and dynamic performances – round-up

Art Fair Round up – Art Basel Hong Kong 2017: Strong sales and growing collector base in Asia – round-up

Feature Article – Experimentation, Abstraction and Design: Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid at ArtisTree Hong Kong

Feature Article – Architecture and Philosophy: Iranian-born American artist Siah Armajani at Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong

Feature Article – Ceramics as Spiritual Instruments: Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen at Pace Hong Kong

Artist Profile – Materiality and Tradition: Korean Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup – artist profile

Feature Article – Women, textile and technology: “TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread” at MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong

Artist Interview –  On Sunsets, Horticulture and Human Relationships: Hong Kong artist Trevor Yeung – in conversation

Feature Article – “Both Sides Now III”: exploring cultural frontiers with experimental Hong Kong, Chinese and British Films

Feature Article – Cosmin Costinas and Dayanita Singh at Experimenter Curators’ Hub 2016 – video

Feature Article – Geometric abstraction: Xinjiang artist Aniwar Mamat’s tapestries at Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong

ArtAsiaPacific Magazine (AAP)

News Article – July 07, 2016 – Mami Kataoka Appointed Artistic Director of 21st Biennale of Sydney

Web Review – Spanning Time: Revisiting the Aesthetics of the Northern Song Dynasty Through Contemporary Chinese Photography at University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong

Web Review – What Death Tells Me; Cinema as Computation, Aurality and Vision at Floating Projects, Hong Kong

Web Review – Radical Materiality at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong

Web Review – Gelatin Gelitin Gelitin at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Web Review – Connect 4 at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

Web Review – The Corner at Leo Gallery, Hong Kong

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Auction Catalogue Essay (Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2018) – Phillips Auction: HK010318, Fang Lijun, 1994 No. 4 (SOLD FOR HK$2,500,000)

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Art Gallery Exhibitions – Art Guide

The Complete List of Best Art Gallery Openings and Events in Hong Kong – Art Guide By Valencia Tong. Curious about what’s going on in the art world? You’ll find the latest news about art and technology in this blog. Like my Facebook page Virtual Reality Contemporary Art to follow the hottest trends!