ANOTHERMOUNTAINMAN
b. 1960, Hong Kong. Lives and works in Hong Kong.

anothermountainman (Stanley Wong) is an artist, photographer and designer, who gained international attention with his “red, white and blue” collection that was presented at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 representing Hong Kong. Since then, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his works, most notably the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 and the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2011 for Best Artist (Visual Arts). His works have a unique focus on social issues and Buddhism.
Biography

Born in 1960, Hong Kong, Chinese artist Stanley Wong Ping-Pui, is better known to the art world as anothermountainman. Following his graduation from the Hong Kong Technical Teachers’ College (Design & Technology) in 1980, Stanley worked as a graphic designer for five years before embarking on what was to become an incredibly successful and rewarding career in advertising. Stanley Wong the artist is anothermountainman.  The distinction is one Wong uses to separate his commercial advertising work with his more personal and intimate work as an artist.

Apart from his commitment to advertising, Wong has a passion for fine arts and photography, often focusing his subjects on social issues.  His affection for his birthplace is strongly reflected in his art.  In recent years, his work 'redwhiteblue', depicts the positive spirit of Hong Kong using the ubiquitous tri-colour woven canvas, have won critical acclaim both locally and internationally.  A selection of the works form permanent collections in both Hong Kong museums and the Victoria & Albert Museum in England.  In 2005, ‘redwhiteblue’ travelled to Venice as one of the two art works from Hong Kong presented at the 51st Venice Biennale.

Wong's excellence in photography and fine arts have been recognized in numerous exhibitions and awards. Throughout his career, he has won more than 400 awards in graphic design, advertising and fine art at home and abroad.  In 2004, Stanley was inducted into the Alliance Graphique Internationale, the prestigious Swiss institution whose membership comprises revered graphic designers from around the world.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
Of Things Present, Photography Exhibition, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Lan Wei, Photography Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong

2006
Building Hong Kong 16 / Redwhiteblue / Faith / Hope / Love, Installation, MTR Art Tube Central Station, Hong Kong

2005
From London To Hong Kong To London, Installation, London, England
Building Hong Kong 13 / What Is The Next Stop? Installation, Lane Crawford Central, Hong Kong

2004
Business of Design Week 2004 / Detour - Wanchai, Installation, IDN Pro Shop Wanchai, Hong Kong
Here There Everywhere: Redwhiteblue, Photography Exhibition, Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Here There Everywhere: Redwhiteblue, Photography Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2003
Building Hong Kong 10 / Zou Ma Kan Hua, Installation, Hong Kong
Redwhiteblue, Poster Exhibition, 1/5 Space, Hong Kong

2002
Building Hong Kong 04, Public Art Exhibition, 102 Austin Road Site, Hong Kong

2001
Art Window / Building Hong Kong 01, Installation, G.O.D. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2000
Before And Ever After / 522 Days Of Oil Street, Photography Exhibition, Hong Kong

1993
1 Ordinary Man 10 Years 10,000 Kilometers On The Road, Photography Exhibition, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
ARCO 2008, The 27th International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Of Urbanism, Architecture & Art Exhibition, Central Police Station Complex, Hong Kong
ART HK 2008, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2007
Beyond The Surface - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial, Poster Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, Art Exhibition, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Victoria Prison Art Museum, Installation, Victoria Prison, Central, Hong Kong
CHANEL Precision, The Essence Of White, Installation, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2006
Contemporary Ink Biennale, Creative Ink Work Exhibition, Shenzhen, China

2005
The 2005 Venice Biennale Hong Kong / Response Exhibition, Installation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
1st Shenzhen Biennale Of Urbanism / Architecture, Architecture & Art Exhibition, OTC Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Dada / Force of Hangul, Art & Design Exhibition, The Loop Alternative, Seoul, Korea
Box - A Hong Kong Exhibition, Art Exhibition, Langham Place, Hong Kong
Investigation Of A Journey To The West By Micro+Polo: Redwhiteblue / Tea And Chat, Installation, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2004  
Hong Kong Design Series - Building Hong Kong, Redwhiteblue, Art & Design Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Reality Spells, Chinese Conceptual Photography Since The 90s, Photography Exhibition, Central Library, Hong Kong.
Insideout Show, Art Exhibition, City Hall, Hong Kong

2003    
The Moment, Art Exhibition, IDN gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Two Or Three Things About Hong Kong, Art Exhibition, CityU Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2002
Episode 2: Superwoman, Hong Kong Poster League, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Japan Poster Grandprix 2002, Public Group Exhibition, Nagahama, Japan
Discover Asia International, Poster Exhibition, National Taiwan Normal University Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Red - Building Hong Kong 02, Alan Chan 27 Gallery, Hong Kong

2001
Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2001, Poster Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Chinese Poster Now, Poster Exhibition, Ogaki Poster Museum, Ogaki, Japan

2000
Design Impact Contemporary Hong Kong, Art & Design Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Two or Three Things You Want To Know About Hong Kong: Video for Stage Performance 2001 A Hong Kong Odyssey by Zuni
Icosahedron, City Hall Theatre, Hong Kong
People Mountain People Sea - Anthony Wong Sing In Broad Daylight Video, Stage Performance, City Hall Theatre, Hong Kong & House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Festival of Vision: Cities Discoveries, Poster Exhibition, Timar Square, Hong Kong & House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Episode 1: People / Hong Kong Poster League, Poster Exhibition, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

1999
OP Editions 99, Photography Exhibition, Original Photography Gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Biennial, Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Shanghai International Poster Exhibition, Poster Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1997
Communication / Taiwan Image Poster Design Association, Poster Exhibition, Taiwan

1996
Viva 97 Architectural Exhibition / Zuni Icosahedron, Installation, City Hall, Hong Kong

 

MAJOR AWARDS

2006
Gold Award (Book Design) The One Show, New York, USA

2005
Gold Award (Book Design) Graphic Design in China 05, Shenzhen, China

2004
Bronze Award (Poster) The One Show, New York, USA

2003
Judge’s Award & Silver Award (Social / Culture Poster) The V Macao Design Biennial, Macau
Short Listed, Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong
Silver Award (Graphic Design / Poster Campaign) D&AD Awards, London, UK

2002
3 Judge’s Awards and 2 Gold Awards, HK Designers’ Association Awards, Hong Kong
Best of Show (Dimensional) Third Annual Mohawk Show, USA

2001
2 Gold Awards (Photography) HKIPP Annual Awards, Hong Kong

1999
Short Listed, Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong

1997
Gold Award, HK Heritage Museum Provisional Regional Council Asian-Pacific Poster Exhibition, Hong Kong
Gold Award, Media Asian Awards
Gold Award (Graphic Design) The One Show, New York, USA

1994
3 Gold Award, HK Designers’ Association Awards, Hong Kong
Gold Award, Media Asian Awards
Best Single TV Commercial of the Year, HK4As Awards, Hong Kong

1992
Gold Award, Media Asian Awards
Best Single TV Commercial of the Year, HK4As Awards, Hong Kong

1991
Gold Award, Media Asian Awards

 

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Ink work, Shenzhen Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2006
Culture posters, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K., 2005
redwhiteblue 03 - culture posters, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2004
Art Photos, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 2003
Culture Posters, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 1997-2003
Commercial Posters, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 1997

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Redwhiteblue here/there/everywhere, 2005, Mccm Creations, isbn: 988-97610-6-8
Before And After, 522 days of Oil Street, 2001, anothermountain communications