Born in Hong Kong and now based in London, William Seung is currently working at the Somerset House as assistant curator. He attained his master’s degree in History of Design, co-offered by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art in 2023. His research interest lies in popular visual culture with an East Asian focus. He was an assistant curator / curatorial assistant of design and architecture at M+, a new visual culture museum in Hong Kong, before coming to London, and he was heavily involved in various exhibitions, including Shifting Objectives: M+ Design Collection (2016),In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections (2018), and Things, Spaces, Interactions (2021); public programmes, including Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium (2017), Hong Kong Architecture Oral History Project (2017–onwards), and M+ International x Mori Art Museum (2019); commissions, including M+ Donor Wall (2021) and Eason Tsang’s Sky Garden series (2016–2022). He also co-curated Queer They Are (2022) at the Royal College of Art during his study. Before joining M+, he worked at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Top banner: A collage consists of 7 images related to my 3 research projects throughout the programme. From left to right: Okumura Toshinobu's portraiture for actor Yamashita Kinsaku I as Tora Gozen, Chinese ceramic cat pillow, Martin Deschambault's concept art for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Takabatake Kasho's Shisei, cover of Takemia Keiko's The Song of Wind and Wood vol. 1, cover of Tagame Gengoroh's The Judo Master, and concept art of Watch Dogs: Legion