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EVICTION IN  SHENZHEN: PART 1 - 2 


︎HUBEI OLD VILLAGE
︎2018 - 2020




Seecum Cheung is an artist filmmaker with an activist and charity-based background, whose works are based upon an ongoing series of experimental
Seecum Cheung’s current work is an ongoing series of films based upon interviews and encounters with specialists in the field of right-wing radicalism, human-rights refugee and activist groups, politicians, and affected citizens. Often conducted in collaboration with journalists, academics, and human-rights groups, Cheung works to question the emancipatory and political potentials of social equity, human rights, participatory politics, justice and the ‘legal’ citizen, amidst the political structural violence of the now.

Recent films include extensive interviews on the rise of the far-right in Germany, with political journalist and writer Richard Cooke & SBS Public Broadcasters (Interview with Lennart, 2016); coverage of the Dutch elections with writer, musician, broadcaster and curator Morgan Quaintance (The Dutch Window, 2017); a study towards the inequalities found within cancer care treatment, commissioned by NHS England in collaboration with equality and human rights charity brap (Inequalities of BAME patients Cancer Care Study, 2018-19); and most recently, the gentrification and total eviction of local residents and business owners within Cheung’s ancestral family village in Hubei, Shenzhen (Eviction in Shenzhen, 2018-ongoing). She teaches ‘PowerPlay’ at Willem De Kooning Academie for the Social Practice Minor.

c: seecumcheung@gmail.com


Upcoming
TBA 2021 - Polish Landdays, Motel Spatie, Arnhem, NL
Jan 2020 - Present Sailortown Residency, Film commission, Household, Belfast, IE
Jun 2020 - Present 'Camden Moving', Film commission, videoclub, Platform Asia and Camden Borough Council
Jun 2020 - Online Digital Residency, videoclub, UK


Education
2014-2016 Masters Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL

2005-2008 Mixed Media Fine Art BA (Hons), University of Westminster. London, UK


Awards / Nominations
2020 Art Foundation Award, UK. Nominated
2020 Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL. Shortlisted
2019 O&O Research Grant, CBK, NL. Awarded
2018 Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Award, UK. Shortlisted
2018 Stuart Hall Library Residency, UK. Shortlisted
2017 O&O Research Grant, CBK. NL. Awarded
2017 Anni und Heinrich Sussman Foundation Open Call Award, AT. Awarded
2017 Aesthetica Art Prize, UK. Longlisted
2017 Jerwood Visual Arts Artists Bursaries, UK. Shortlisted
2016 Fonds Kwadraat, NL. Awarded


Solo Exhibitions
2017 The Dutch Window, Grand Union Gallery. Birmingham, UK
2017 Interview with Lennart, Syndicate Gallery, Poppositions. Brussels, BE
2013 Tracker Δ, Oval Space. London, UK
2010 Alphabet, Apiary Studios. London, UK


Select Group Exhibitions
2020 A New Constellation: Chinese Diaspora Now, CFCCA, Manchester, UK (Cancelled)
2019 Screening, DAM Projects, Close-Up Cinema, London, UK
2018 De Grote Nederlands Kunstkalendar 2019, NL
2018 Algorithmic Superstructures, Quantified Trust Short Film Programme (Screening with talk) Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL.
2018 20.The Patio: Play w/ Lucy Clout, Tom Crawford and Joseph Rafferty, John Smith, Richard Whitby, Rehana Zaman (Screening) Arcade Gallery, London, UK.
2018 Agnes Goodsir Project, Bendigo Art Gallery. Perth, AUS
2018 Anticipation and repetitions: Figures and Infrastructures Sixty Eight Art Institute. Copenhagen, DK
2018 Coronation w/ Ali Cherri, Patricia Dominguez and Patrick Goddard (Screening) Horse and Pony Fine Arts. Berlin, DE
2017 Ideology meets Implementation, (Guest Screening) "The Dutch Window", W139. Amsterdam, NL
2017 Anni und Heinrich Sussmann Award Ceremony (Screening) 21er Haus. Vienna, AT
2017 Aesthetica Art Prize, York Gallery. York, UK
2017 Floor Show, ONONO. Rotterdam, NL
2017 It is dangerous to go into the world uncaffienated (Screening) Syndicate Gallery at Snehta Residency, Athens
2016 Assemble Relatives, ram foundation. Rotterdam, NL
2016 First Cut, Wolfart Projectspace. Rotterdam, NL
2015 Peet Markt, Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL
2015 Worpswede Market. Worpswede, DE

2015 Cutting Leaves for the Dogs, Tale of a Tub. Rotterdam, NL
2015 Business as Usual, STCFTHOTS. Leeds, UK
2014 Time Pieces, Rogue Project Space. Manchester, UK
2012 Art Licks Annual, ICA. London, UK
2011 The Thread of a Beaded Necklace, online collaboration with They Are Here. UK
2010 Stut, The Arts Festival at Hay: Crunch. Hay on Wye, UK
2009 Un:Place, Jerwood Space. London, UK
2009 site: northbank, St Paul's Walk. London, UK
2009 Tour De Bord, Bow Spaces. London, UK
2008 MMFA Final Degree Show, P3. London, UK
2007 Forecast, Westminster University. London, UK


Talks / Lectures / Workshops / Seminars
03.2019 Radical Ancestry (Workshop with Otolith Group, Jack Tan and Prof. Mark Thomas UCL), Arts Catalyst and FACT Liverpool, UK
01.2019 Research Series Network: Duties of Self-Care (Reading Group) Stuart Hall Library. London, UK
10.2018 Q&A with Seecum Cheung and Milo Takanovich, Quantified Trust (Short Screening Programme) Algorithmic Superstructures, Impakt Festival, NL
06.2018 WDKA Finals (External Assessor) Autonomous Practices, Willem de Kooning Akademie. Rotterdam, NL.
02.2018 No Reading After the Internet (Reading Group) cheyanne turions with DAM PROJECTS and Seecum Cheung, The Showroom. London, UK
11.2017 Currencies of Time & Love (Talk) Perdu. Amsterdam, NL.
11.2017 Testimony (Workshop) Vienna Fine Arts Academy. Vienna, AT
06.2017 The Dutch Window (Roundtable discussion) Grand Union Gallery. Birmingham, UK
12.2016 Visual Cultures (Guest tutor) Willem de Kooning. Rotterdam, NL
11.2016 Interview with Lennart (Screening and talk) Visual Cultures, Willem de Kooning. Rotterdam, NL
03.2016 Fear is a very bad advisor (Presentation and talk) Grand Union Gallery. Birmingham, UK


Other Projects / Commissions
2019 Inequality for BME cancer service-users with human rights equality charity brap; Short Educational Films. Direction, edit, NHS England, UK.
2018 Faithful Journey; Birmingham Symphony Hall Orchestra. Multi-camera operator, River Rea Films, UK.
2018 Media Trust Charity; Impact Film. Producer, River Rea Films, UK.
2017 Process Work with brap human rights equality charity; Campaign Video. Camera, direction, edit, Birmingham, UK.
2017 This is ALL U RE; Symposium. Videographer and photographer. Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL
2017 The Art of Looking: Description, Analysis, Interpretation, Judgement?; Symposium. Videographer and photographer. Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL
2017 Autonomous Fabric Symposium; Autonomous Practice. Videographer and photographer, Willem de Kooning Akademie. Rotterdam, NL
2017 Qmod, An educational project invested in bio-energy harnessing technologies; Kickstarter Campaign video. Camera, direction, edit, Qmod, Rotterdam, NL.
2017 Citizens & Gods, making of a neon work by Laure Prouvost with Q Neon. Camera, direction, edit, Witte de With Contemporary Arts & Art Rotterdam, NL
2017 Alchemic Dialogue, Film. Camera, direction, Füsun Türetken at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam, NL
2016 the king, the door, the thief, the window, the stranger, the camera; Judy Radul. Research photographer, film and sound. Witte de With. Rotterdam, NL
2016 Wij Zijn Hier; Residency. Videographer for presentation at Willem de Kooning Akademie. Rotterdam, NL
2013 The Hunger Gallery. Creative Director. Comic Relief, Global Poverty Project and IF Campaign. London, UK
2013 Arts Campaign for Shelter’s 2014’s fundraiser, concept pitch commission. Shelter. London, UK
2013 Head of Arts; Oval Arts. Curator and programmer. Oval Space. London, UK
2012 Fabérge Big Egg Hunt. Artist Liaison & Core organiser. Action for Children, Fabérge and Elephant Family. London, UK
2011 Jungle City. Core organiser with the Elephant Family. Edinburgh, UK

2010 Concurrent; a programme facilitated to connect emerging and established artists, Director. London, UK
2009 Greatorex Artists Studio Complex, artist workspace, Co-founder. London, UK


Articles / Publications
2017 The Dutch Window, review by Kit Merrit, this is tomorrow. UK
2017 Art Monthly Gallery round-up, review by Sarah Jaspen, Art Monthly. UK
2016 Rules of Engagement, published article by Morgan Quaintance, 40th Anniversary Art Monthly. UK
2016 A History of Violence, Germany and the Refugees, Collaborative media feature for public broadcasters SBS. AUS
2015 Issue 1 - Peet Market, published work, Sender Sumpf. NL

2011 Issue 5 - The Thread of a Beaded Necklace, published work, Art Licks Magazine. UK
2011 Issue 4 - The Individuals, published work, Art Licks Magazine. UK
2013 Tracker Δ, Online review, by Tea and Biscuits. London, UK
2013 Tracker Δ, Online review, by Landor and Metro Imaging. London, UK
2010 First Research Interview, by Eleanor Shipman. London, UK
2010 Issue 3 - Whitechurch Lane, feature written by Holly Willats, Station Magazine. UK


Residencies
2015 Worpswede Artists Residency. Worpswede, DE
2015 Histories Hidden in Plain Sight, Studio Roma Programme with Maria Theresa Alves. Istituto Svizzero, Rome, IT
2010 Tomma Rum Residency. Tranås, SE