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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Ming Wong

b. 1971, Singapore

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. 

Featured Artworks

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

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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23 March–9 June 2019 Group Exhibition An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Brilliant City at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Closed
6 July–4 August 2018 Group Exhibition Brilliant City David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Curated by Clara M Kim, Happy Together at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
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15 May–31 July 2015 Curated by Clara M Kim Happy Together Tina Kim Gallery, New York

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‘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+ 21 Jul 2017 : Leung Po Shan for Ocula

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 after...

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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 9 Nov 2015 : Sophia McKinnon for Ocula

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

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 Foundation....

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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 Art Radar Journal : 13 April 2017

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 Whitewall : 19 October 2016

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 Art Agenda : 1 August 2016

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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