Paul Wong

Photo 1 SD Holman, 2 & 6 Paul Wong, 3, 4 & 5 Jon Vincent/VANDOCUMENT

Gold Mountain (金山)

site specific installation
gold leaf, rock

Dedicated to the Chinese gold miners, railway workers, and sojourners.

A site specific project that took place in an old storage locker facility destined for the wrecking ball. The rock (Gold Mountain), was protruding out of the concrete ground level floor. Documentation of ephemeral art.


Paul Wong was the artistic director and a curator for Thru The Trapdoor. He is the artistic director of On Main Gallery.

Paul Wong is a media-maestro making art for site specific spaces and screens of all sizes. He is an award winning artist and curator who is known for pioneering early video art in Canada, founding several artist-run groups, leading public arts policy, and organizing events, conferences and public interventions since the 1970s. With a career spanning four decades he has been instrumental in Canadian contemporary art and the larger art ecology.

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in 1954, Paul Wong has shown and produced projects throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His works are in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is in numerous private collections and is the recipient of several major commissions and grants.

Wong curated the following artists Attila Richard Lukacs, Brian Howell, Dan Leonard, DRIL, Elisa Ferrari, Evann Siebens, Jay Senetchko, Katherine Coe, Makiko Hara, Malcolm Levy, Patrick Campbell, SD Holman, Sebnem Ozpeta, Star City, Sydney Southam and VIVO