Through a re-telling of world cinema, popular culture and cultural artefacts from around the world, the artistic research and practice of Berlin- and Stockholm-based interdisciplinary artist Ming Wong (b. Singapore) explore the politics of representation and how culture, gender and identity are constructed, reproduced and circulated. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Frequency of Tradition, Guangdong Times Museum, 2020/21; Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2020/21; A beast, a god and a line, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Kunsthall Trondheim, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Para Site, Hong Kong, and Dhaka Art Summit 2018-2020; An Opera for Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2019; Fake Daughter’s Secret Room of Shame, ASAKUSA, Tokyo, 2019; Spectrosynthesis II – Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, 2019; 2019 Asian Art Biennial: The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2019; Long Green Lizards, Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, 2018; Whose Land Have I Lit On Now?, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2018; Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture, M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong, 2017; Windows on The World Part 2, 20th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, 2016; Aku Akan Bertahan / I Will Survive, 8th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2015-2016. Wong represented Singapore at the 53rd Venice Biennale and was awarded a Special Mention for his presentation.
Ming Wong wanders between worlds. From Chinese painting and philosophy to theatre, film, Non-Aligned histories, and the radical politics of queerness, Wong’s artistic worldview comprises a prescient pastiche of cultural possibilities.