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Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren Biography

Adrian Wong (b. 1980) is a Hong Kong-based artist and the co-founder and director of Embassy Projects, an arts consultancy and independent production studio. Born and raised in Chicago, he originally trained in research psychology. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong after receiving his MFA from Yale University. 

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Wong has exhibited internationally at major institutions, including Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan; Post Museum, Singapore; and The Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands. He has had significant solo exhibitions in Hong Kong including Rodentia in Absentia at Saamlung Gallery (2012) and A Fear Is This at 1A Gallery (2007). His travelling exhibitions include Troglodyte See the Light, which showed at LTD Los Angeles and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2012); Hong Kong Eye, which showed at the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, and Artistree Art Space in Hong Kong. Wong’s films have been screened at notable festivals including Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany (2011), Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (2008), and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2010). 

Wong’s work is included in the Uli Sigg Collection (Lucerne), the Dominique and Sylvain Levy Collection (Paris), the Kadist Foundation Collection (San Francisco), and Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong). He is also the recipient of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014, and the Xian Rui Artist Excellence Award in San Francisco 2012. 
  
Shane Aspegren (b. 1975) is a Hong Kong based music & multi-media artist. Born and raised in Nebraska, he began working with a diverse list of European & North American electronic, pop and experimental projects while pursuing a degree in film. 

Moving to Paris in 2000, he co-formed the internationally acclaimed analogue-electronics/brut-percussion duo The Berg Sans Nipple, releasing seven LP/EPs and making hundreds of performances from European festivals (such as Primavera Sound, All Tomorrow’s Parties, etc.) to the Whitney Museum. In addition to his own music projects, he has collaborated on dozens of other albums, world tours & one-off projects with artists as diverse as Bright Eyes, Woodkid, Songs:Ohia, Francoiz Breut, Lullaby For The Working Class, Don Nino, Julien Doré, Dominique A, Arto Lindsay and many more. Aspegren’s current music projects include Blood Wine or Honey, Pando’s People, Ça Va Chéri and a free-improvisation duo with dj sniff. 

Throughout that time, Aspegren has explored the various intersections between sound, image and performance. In addition to sound design and soundtrack work for a number of commercial and theatrical releases, his works include video, photography, installation & performance, which have been presented or screened at Art Basel (Hong Kong), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Athens Biennale (Greece), Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen (Montpellier), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and more.

Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren In Related Press

“The Garden”: Hong Kong curator Enoch Cheng Related Press “The Garden”: Hong Kong curator Enoch Cheng 4 October 2017, Art Radar

With works commissioned by K11 Art Foundation (KAF) that examine ideas surrounding nature, The Garden is "an exhibition like a garden in a glasshouse, but without plants". This concept means that the exhibition is constantly in a state of flux, with motion being a key part of the show. Comprising of a variety of media including Aerial...

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Adrian Wong and Shane Aspegren 'Cromniomancy' at Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong Related Press Adrian Wong and Shane Aspegren 'Cromniomancy' at Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong 3 September 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

Upon entering Rossi & Rossi’s Hong Kong gallery, one is welcomed by a combination of ambiguous, low-pitched sounds that seem to allude to a world of tranquility and spirituality. Indeed, these sounds are fitting to the exhibition on display, Cromniomancy, as the featured artists, Hong Kong-based artists Adrian Wong and Shane Aspegren...

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