b. 1947, China. Lives and works in Hong Kong.

Frog King is a pioneering conceptual and performance artist who has been breaking boundaries in Hong Kong and beyond since the late 1960s. Originally trained in ink painting and calligraphy in the studio of seminal New Ink Painting master Lui Shou Kwan, he is one of the earliest Chinese contemporary artists to explore the use of ink painting as a conceptual tool, incorporating it as both action and material into multiple-media installations and performances. Since 1967, Frog King’s art and performances have been presented at over 3000 exhibitions and art events worldwide, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors internationally. Collected by museums, foundations and private collectors, each of his works embodies his conceptual utopia.

Kwok Mang Ho (a.k.a. Frog King)

Born in 1947, Guangdong, China


A multimedia artist popularly known as Frog King, Kwok was born in Guangdong,China, in 1947, and he grew up in Hong Kong. After graduating from Fine Art courses at the Grantham College of Education in Hong Kong in 1970 he undertook Extra-Mural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. From 1980 to 1984, he studied at the Art Students League in New York, a city where he experienced ‘Art Life’ for 15 years before returning to Hong Kong in 1995. In over 40 years, Kwok has produced numerous conceptual works - performances, installations sculptures, paintings and photography - at more than 3,000 art events all over the world since 1967, including Bangkok, Beijing, Melbourne, Toronto, Berlin, Busan, Louisiana in Denmark, Hong Kong, London, Macau, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Toyko.


Kwok received Urban Council Fine Arts Awards for Sculpture and Mixed Media in 1975 and 1998 respectively, the Yomoma Arts Group Award for The Best Community in Arts Service from City Hall New York 1987, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Emeritus Fellowship in 1998, and Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art from Macao Museum of Art in 2005. His works are in many local and overseas museums and private collections.


Important Exhibitions and Events



Taiwan and Hong Kong Art and Design Exchange 2017, Taiwan



PMQ Formula-e Live Performance, PMQ, Hong Kong

Henderson Land Public Hoarding, H Queen’s Central, Hong Kong       

Ink Asia Convention Centre, Hong Kong   

VAS Annual Exhibition City Hall H.K 2016, Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong       

Shanghai Tang Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong



M+ Live Art Project, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

‘Frog King: Recent Works’, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Shanghai CZ Art Project, China

Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition 2015, Jeonbuk Museum of Fine Art, Korea

Ansan Art Fair, Korea




Totem, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong




Duddell's Exhibition in collaboration with Ai Weiwei, Duddell's ,Hong Kong

‘Now and Then’-contemporary Ink VS Antiquies, Fringe club, Hong Kong

MTR-Public Art winner, ‘Frogscape’ ‘Frogtopia Arch’, Frog King & Frog Queen, Hong Kong

Frogtopia Brussels, Frog King & Frog Queen Artist-in-residence, Harlan Levey projects, Brussels, Belgium



Frog King KWOK Mobile Museum Solo Exhibition, Papay Gyro Scotland, UK

TAIPING TIANGUO’-History of Possible Encounters, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

The 4th Arts Ambassadors - In- School Scheme - Creative Workshop, Hong Kong

GCE Diamond Jubilee Art Exhibition, Central Library, Hong Kong

‘Frogtopia-Hongkornucopia II-From Venice to Zhujiajiao’, International Artist-in-Residence    Program, Himalayas Art Museum, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Space, Shanghai, China

‘Frogtopia‧Hongkornucopia’, Hong Kong Exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

‘Legacy & Inventions - Ink Art VS Ink Art’, Shanghai Art Museum, China



‘Artist-in-residence’, Chapter Arts Centre, Wales, U.K.

‘Xi’an Qujiang International Contemporary Art Festival’, Xi’an Qujiang Contemporary Art Centre, China

‘1st Chinese Biennale’, Chinese Character Art Museum and Ku Art Centre, Beijing, China

‘Performance Art Photography of China’, Inter Art Centre, Beijing, China

‘Art Performance Festival - Made in China’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

‘Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art’, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China     



‘Transborder Language 2003’, 798 Art District, Beijing, China



‘Busan Biennale’, Performance & Installation, Busan, Korea



‘Art Scope Morph’, Tokyo, Japan



‘The New Face of Hong Kong’, Asian Fine Art Factory, Berlin, Germany



‘Eastern Spirit, Ink & Brush’, Gwangju Biennale, Folk Museum, Gwangju, Korea



‘The Art Mall’ Project, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA



‘Five NY Art Now - Street Collaboration’, Installation and Performance, Osaka, Japan



‘Gods’ Party’, Installation, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA



‘Frog Night - No Se No Solo Show & Performance of the 99 Nights’, East Village, N Y, USA



‘Plastic Bag Project - the First Performance Art in China’, The Great Wall, Beijing, China



‘Splashing Cow Bone Action”, “Happening’, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong



‘Conceptual Art Exhibition’, Hong Kong



‘One Man Show’, Grantham College of Education, Hong Kong


Worldwide Ongoing Projects



Frog King Kwok Museum Project



Nine Million Works Project



Froggy Sunglasses 10 Years Project



Body Installation Project


Awards and Honors



Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art Award, Macao Museum of Art, Macao,  Chin



Fine Art Award for Mixed-media, Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China

Emeritus Fellowship, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong, China



Talented Artist Certificate, New York City Art Commission, New York, USA



Yomoma Arts Group Award - The Best Community Arts Service, NEA, New York, USA



Founder & Member of Epoxy Art Group, New York, USA



International Visitor Program - Art in America, Multi-Regional Project in the USA,

Sponsored by ICA and IIE



Fine Art Award for Sculpture, Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Hong Kong Museum of    Art, Hong Kong


Professional Occupation


1984 – 1991

Visual Art Director, Yomoma Arts Inc. New York, USA


1982 – 1984

Curator, Kwok Gallery Community Art Shows & Projects, New York, USA


1977 – 1980

Lecturer, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong



Curator, Conceptual Art Exhibition, Hong Kong


Selected Public Collection

M+ Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Macao Museum of Art, Macao

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

Bank of China, New York, USA

Hotel Conrad, Hong Kong

Fortune Magazine, New York, USA

Reader’s Digest, N.J USA

Smithsonian Video Collection, Washington, D.C., USA

World Bank ,Washington, D.C., USA

Yomoma Arts, Video Collections, New York, USA

A’s Video Collections, New York, USA

New World Centre, Hong Kong

City Hall, Hong Kong








‘Kwok Art Life for 30 years 1967-1997