Ming Wong (Berlin & Singapore)

Blast off into the Sinosphere

Ming Wong imagined the plot for a Chinese science fiction opera and took his audience on a fantastic voyage to uncover diverse expressions of China’s past and future, underscored by the nation’s radical approach to both tradition and to redesigning the future.

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Ming Wong is known for his ambitious performance and video works that engage with the history of world cinema and popular forms of entertainment. His practice considers the means through which subjectivity and geographic location are constructed by motion pictures. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Redcat, Los Angeles; the Museum of Moving Image, Queens, New York, as part of Performa 11; and the Singapore Art Museum. His 2009 exhibition at the Singaporean Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale won a Special Jury Mention award.

Ming Wong’s participation in FIELD MEETING is supported by The Art Institute of Chicago & Asia Art Archive HK.
Top Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.
Bottom Left: Image courtesy of the artist.