Frog King (Kwok Mang-ho)

Kwok Mang Ho (born 1947), also known as Frog King, is a multi-media, conceptual, visual and performance artist from Hong Kong. According to Oscar Ho, the former exhibition director of Hong Kong Art Centre, he is one of the pioneers of contemporary art in Hong Kong during the early 70s. His artistic uniqueness is best expressed in his creations “Frogtopia”, which takes over the exhibition space with numerous colourful mixed-media installations and graffiti of his signatured frog icon. In addition to his inexhaustible style, Kwok held a solo multimedia art exhibition representing Hong Kong “Frogtopia-Hongkorucopia” (蛙托邦•鴻港浩搞筆鴉) at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.He is currently the director of the Frog King Museum at Cattle Depot Artist Village since 2001. Kwok Mang-ho was born in 1947 in Guangdong, China, and moved to Hong Kong in 1959. He studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and later at the University of California, Berkeley. He began using the name "Frog King" in the 1970s as a way to challenge traditional Chinese art and embrace a more unconventional approach. Frog King's work often incorporates elements of performance art, sculpture, and painting, and he is known for his colorful, whimsical, and often humorous pieces. He has exhibited his work extensively in Hong Kong, as well as in other parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
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