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b. 1971, Singapore

Ming Wong Biography

Ming Wong (黄汉明) was born in 1971 in Singapore. He currently lives and works in Berlin. Originally trained in traditional Chinese painting, Wong also made a name for himself as a playwright in the Singapore theatre scene, before obtaining his Masters in fine art media at the Slade School of Art in London. 

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He recently presented solo exhibitions at MKgalerie in Berlin and Rotterdam, and Gallery 4A in Sydney; his works have also been shown in the past year at the Jakarta Biennale, Images Festival in Toronto, Art Forum Berlin, Preview Berlin, ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Singapore Art Museum, S1 Artspace in Sheffield, Galleria neon campo base in Bologna, etc.

Tsubasa Kato, They do not understand each other (2014). Collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Photo: Keiichi Sakakura. Courtesy Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong.

Ming Wong Featured Artworks

Rhapsody in Yellow by Ming Wong contemporary artwork
Ming WongRhapsody in Yellow, 2019Video

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Para Site
Aku Akan Bertahan / I Will Survive 05 by Ming Wong contemporary artwork
Ming WongAku Akan Bertahan / I Will Survive 05, 2015Archival inkjet print on paper
80 x 120 cm
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Para Site

Ming Wong Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, They Do Not Understand Each Other 言語不通 at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
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25 May–13 September 2020 Group Show They Do Not Understand Each Other 言語不通 Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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23 March–2 June 2019 Group Exhibition An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Brilliant City at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
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6 July–4 August 2018 Group Exhibition Brilliant City David Zwirner, Hong Kong

Ming Wong In Ocula Magazine

‘Do you know anything about me? Do you understand me?’: A love letter to M+ Ocula Report ‘Do you know anything about me? Do you understand me?’: A love letter to M+ By Leung Po Shan, Hong Kong

Dear M+, Forgive me if this letter surprises you. We have never met, but this is the only way I could reach you after years of longing. Nearly 19 years have gone by since the Hong Kong government announced its plans for a West Kowloon Cultural District. Our relationship was bound to be turbulent. The government's original plan, made not long...

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No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 Ocula Report No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 By Sophia McKinnon, New York

‘I don’t have a concept of place anymore,’ was the response given by Ming Wong when asked about representing specific geographies during a panel as part of New York’s 10th Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), 2015. Presented by the Asia Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC), it brings together 150 artists, curators, and writers...

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Alexie Glass-Kantor Ocula Conversation Alexie Glass-Kantor By Anna Dickie, Sydney

Alexie Glass-Kantor recently took the helm at Artspace, Sydney with her appointment as its Executive Director. One of Australia’s most highly regarded independent cultural centres, Artspace is involved in publishing, public programming, and in-house residencies. Previously Glass-Kantor was the Director and Senior Curator of Gertrude...

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Ming Wong In Related Press

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First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan Related Press First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan 11 September 2017, The Art Newspaper

The first ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opened this weekend at the state-run Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art. Spectrosynthesis: Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now (until 5 November) presents 51 works by 22 artists and is organised by the Taiwanese curator Sean Hu and backed by the Hong Kong collector Patrick Sun's Sunpride...

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'Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence': young Chinese and international artists at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai Related Press 'Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence': young Chinese and international artists at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai 13 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence is a group exhibition at Shanghai's Leo Xu Projects, a collaboration with Los Angeles-based David Kordansky gallery that mixes together both venues' roster of artists in a configuration that makes connections, suggesting the ways art can 'bear witness to an uncertain state of...

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FIAC expands to the Petit Palais: Jennifer Flay & Blanche de la Strange on the 2016 edition Related Press FIAC expands to the Petit Palais: Jennifer Flay & Blanche de la Strange on the 2016 edition 19 October 2016, Whitewall

This year, FIAC is celebrating its 43rd fair at the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries, and the Place Vendôme. With works from 186 galleries spanning over 27 countries—the largest number of countries the fair has ever sourced from—and On Site, a brand-new sector for FIAC, the fair is set to stun visitors with new...

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Frieze Film 2016: Artists announced Related Press Frieze Film 2016: Artists announced 1 August 2016, Art Agenda

Frieze has announced the international artists participating in Frieze Film 2016: Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Shana Moulton and Ming Wong. A series of new artist films premiered at Frieze London and broadcast on national television, Frieze Film is curated for the first time by Raphael Gygax as part of Frieze Projects, the fair’s...

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