Cheong Kin Man

Cheong Kin Man (Macao SAR)

Cheong Kin Man is a visual anthropologist, artist and writer from Macau and has been living in Central Europe since 2013. He is now a PhD student in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin and is also a cultural correspondent for the Portuguese newspaper Jornal Tribuna de Macau in Germany. His early documentary attempts mainly concerned cultural and linguistic diversity of postcolonial Macau. A former government translator and interpreter, and occasional curator, since 2008, he has been working intensively with Berlin-based Polish artist Marta Stanisława Sala since 2021. His award-winning experimental visual ethnography a useless fiction (2015) has premiered in over 40 countries and territories. His works have been presented at Portuguese Cinematheque (Portugal), Museu do Oriente (Portugal), Yilan Museum of Art (Taiwan), and in film festivals like Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Duisburger Filmwoche, Singapore International Film Festival or China Independent Film Festival, which was shut down in China in 2020.


  • A useless fiction
  • Ostgeld’ for Ghosts
  • The Etymology of a Dream
  • Ou Mun Ian, Macaenses
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