An experimental art pioneer, the founding member cum Co-Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture and Convener of the Chinese Creative Industries Forum. In the past 40 years, he has deeply involved in multifarious fields of the arts, mainly, theatre, cartoon, film and video, visual art and installation.
In 2008, with Tears of Barren Hill he garnered the Music Theatre NOW Award given by the UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute.
In 2009, Yung was bestowed the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contributions in the arts and cultural exchange between Germany and Hong Kong.
In 2013, Yung was awarded the Respectable Person of the Year in Shenzhen and Hong Kong Lifestyle Award by Southern Metropolitan Daily.
In 2014, Yung was awarded the Fukuoka Prize – Arts and Culture Prize.
Woo joined Zuni in 1988 and is currently its Co-Artistic Director cum Executive Director. As a scriptwriter, director, producer and curator, he has created more than 60 theatre works which have been performed around the world. Woo’s theatre works explore subjects as wide-range as literature, history, architecture, religion, current political affairs. Woo is well-known for his Multimedia Music Theatre Series, and ingenious blending of theatrical space, text, video images and cutting-edge multimedia technology. His pioneering works in the Multimedia Architecture Music Theatre have set up a new paradigm for theatrical experience in Hong Kong. In 2009, Woo curated “Architecture is Art Festival”, the first of its kind in Hong Kong that explored the artistic potential of architecture with different art forms.
Woo was awarded the DFA Merit Award in 2012 and the Arts and Cultural Figure of the Year in Shenzhen and Hong Kong Lifestyle Award by Southern Metropolitan Daily in 2013 respectively.