James T. Hong has been producing thought-provoking and occasionally controversial works for over twenty years.
In 2012, Hong premiered a short doc at IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) and co-curated a section of the Taipei Biennial.
In 2013, he premiered two works at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) and was a guest artist/speaker at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and other international art spaces in Europe and the USA.
In 2014, Hong exhibited a number of works in Hong Kong, Taipei, and San Francisco and at the Hamburg Kunstverein in Germany, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, and the Mediacity Seoul Biennial in South Korea.
In 2015, his multimedia installation about the Opium Wars was exhibited in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
In 2016, Hong premiered a new documentary at the Berlinale, Kiev Biennial, and Image Forum in Japan. Throughout 2016, Hong participated in visual art shows throughout East Asia, and he premiered a lecture/performance installation about Friedrich Nietzsche at the Taipei Biennial.
In 2017, Hong presented films or other works at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, HKW and Württembergischer Kunstverein in Germany, and Asakusa in Tokyo. Hong also inaugurated the 2017 e-flux lecture series in NYC.
In 2018, Hong premiered an abbreviated, installation version of his 2016 Nietzsche work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Singapore, curated the 9th Taiwan Experimental Media Festival in Taipei, and premiered a new documentary about biological warfare at the Busan International Film Festival where it won Best Documentary (Mecenat Award).
In 2019, he staged a solo exhibition The Thing at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong.
In 2020, he participated in the 12th Taipei Biennial, You and I don’t live on the same planet.
In 2021, Hong opened his first solo exhibition in Europe, Animal at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. He was awarded the Grand Prize (Taiwan Competition) at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival for his film Opening Closing Forgetting (2018).
In 2022, his solo exhibition Apologies v2016.2 opened at the Jewish Museum Vienna, and he participated in Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Ceremony (Burial of an Undead World) in Berlin.