PANG HO-CHEUNG
Born in Hong Kong in 1973, Pang Ho-Cheung showed a talent for the arts at a young age. At age eight, he started sketching with the esteemed painter Chen Haiying at the Hong Kong Academy of Fine Arts, followed by airbrushing and graphic design at age thirteen as inspired by the works of Hajime Sorayama. He was also actively involved in drama during school. 


Though he fared less well academically and never graduated with a diploma, Pang is a proud secondary school drop-out. His working experiences range from being a postman, peddler, hotel housekeeper, karaoke porter, children painting tutor and restaurant waiter. To make extra dollars, Pang wrote short stories and movie commentaries for local newspapers and magazines which paved his way to an artistic career. In 1994, he took up a role as comedy scriptwriter for Hong Kong Asian Television Limited.


Pang is now is a prolific film director, photographer, and writer. credited as one of the region’s most popular directors. Best known for You Shoot, I Shoot (2001), Isabella (2006) and Love in the Buff (2012), his films are imbued with dark humour and his unique style of portraying the realities of everyday Hong Kong life has won him fans and awards the world over. Pang, an award-winning writer, has also produced more than thirty novels and short stories, many of which have been made into films.

Pang’s Isabella (2006) is the recipient of the 56th Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear award. He has copious awards to his name, including Best New Director and Best Screenplay at the 2004 and 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards respectively, as well as Best Screenplay at the 7th Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Awards. Pang’s films have screened at the Toronto Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Sitges Film Festival.

REBORN (2016) is the first Fine Art Exhibition curated by Pang. For this collection, Pang has invited ten talented young artist and designers around the world, to recreate posters for his first ten featured films, between the period of 2001-2012.
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