Morgan Wong (b. 1984)

Morgan Wong was born in Hong Kong in 1984. He focuses on durational performance and temporality with pieces ranging from performance, video, and installation to works on paper. Previously based in Beijing and London, Wong currently works in Hong Kong. Sensitively investing Chinese culture in the twenty-first century, he exploits the language of technology and interactive media to encourage active engagement with the artist’s thoughts. Having studied Creative Media at City University, Hong Kong under Leung Chi Wo, he has actively worked in a number of jobs from web editor to project assistant. One of Wong’s first interactive installations, Alliance (2007), was exhibited at Videotage, a non-profit Hong Kong space that specialises in media and video art. It went on to win an award at the 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards in 2008.

 

Previous solo shows include Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made (2013), Tintype Gallery, London, UK; One Hour (2011), 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong; Untitled—Agnosia Series I (2011), Videotage, Hong Kong; A Story of an Eel Chef (2010), Oyoyo Art Center, Sapporo, Japan; and Once You Were Here (2009), Para Site Central, Hong Kong. Recent group exhibitions include Move on Asia—Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012 (2013), ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany; Artists Film International (2013), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; 18th Videobrasil (2013), SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Liste 17, Liste Art Fair 2012, Basel, Switzerland; Fictional Recoveries (2012), Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China; Running on the Sidelines (2012), Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan; The Knife’s Edge (2011), Fremantle Art Centre, Perth, Australia; No Soul For Sale (2010), Tate Modern, London, UK; FAX (2010), Para Site, Hong Kong; and Digit@logue—Hong Kong Art Open: Open Dialogue Exhibition Series I (2008), Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.

 

Wong’s works have been recently featured in the following publications: The No Colours (Hatje Cantz, 2014), Hong Kong Eye: Contemporary Hong Kong Art (Skira Editore, 2013), and Hong Kong Artists/20 Portraits (Verlag fur moderne Kunst, 2012).