James T. Hong
b. 1970, U.S.; lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
James T. Hong is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker and artist whose works tend to focus on philosophical topics and figures. The work typically contends with often controversial global issues, as well as historical conflicts specific to Asia. His films range from experimental vernacular to documentary-making and frequently tackle issues of race and class in uncompromising ways. Philosophical tendencies from Heidegger and Marx are explored and controversial racist authors are referenced in works alongside more investigative pieces concerning conflict, ideology, nationalisms and war. Hong has also written for e-flux journal as part of an extended practice that prompts conversation on controversial socio-political historical issues.
James T. Hong's recent projects include Apologies v2016.2, Jewish Museum of Vienna, Vienna (2022); Animal, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2021); Taipei Biennial 2020: You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet, Taipei (2020); The Thing, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2019); The New Nomos of the Earth: Two Works on the State in Time, E-flux gallery, New York (2017); Taipei Biennial 2016: Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei (2016); Taipei Biennial 2014: The Great Acceleration, Taipei (2014); The New Era: Films of James T. Hong, San Francisco Cinematheque (2013) and Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction: Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei (2012). He was awarded the Grand Prize (Taiwan Competition) at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival for his film ‘Opening Closing Forgetting’ (2018).
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