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Visiting Fellow, 2018 – 2019

Samson Young


Samson Young is a highly regarded composer and media artist based in Hong Kong. Holding a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University, Young was selected to represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 and was recently commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He has held multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, including M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong; Manchester International Festival; Goethe-Institute, Hong Kong and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. He has participated in multiple group exhibitions and festivals and has been the recipient of several prizes, including the 2015 BMW Art Journey Award, Artist of the Year (Hong Kong Development Council), Prix Ars Electronica, and the Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award. During his residency at the Neubauer Collegium, he conducted the research for his 2019 exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art, Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me?