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Ming Wong

Ming Wong works with cinema and popular culture to consider how one´s identity is constructed, reproduced and circulated. Through imperfect translations and reenactments of classic world cinema in which the artist plays all of the characters, Wong’s videos, photographs, installations, and performances uncover the slippages that haunt ideas of “authenticity” and “originality”.

Ming Wong (b.1971) lives and works in Berlin. Wong represented Singapore at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 with the solo presentation Life of Imitation, which was awarded a special mention. He has had solo exhibitions at leading institutions worldwide, including Ullens Centre for Contemporary Ar, Beijing; Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo; Singapore Art Museum; and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Wong has been included in numerous international biennials, including the Venice Biennale; Performa, New York; Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; Sydney Biennial; Shanghai Biennale; Lyon Biennale; and the Liverpool Biennial. 

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明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine , 2016, Exhibition view, CAC La Passerelle, Brest, photo : Aurélien Mole 

明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine, 2016, Exhibition view, CAC La Passerelle, Brest, photo : Aurélien Mole 

 明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine , 2015, Installation video HD

 明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine, 2015, Installation video HD

 明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine , 2015, Installation video HD

 明年 | Next Year | L'Année Prochaine, 2015, Installation video HD

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera , 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Scenography for a Chinese Science Fiction Opera, 2015, mixed media installation featuring a handpainted theatre stage set paint on canvas, wood, steel, motors

Me in Me (cinema billboard), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 250 x 300 cm

Me in Me (cinema billboard), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 250 x 300 cm

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Me in Me, 2013, three channel video installation

Lerne Deutsch mit Petra von Kant / Learn German with Petra von Kant, 2007, single channel video installation (TV and carpet), 10 min. looped

Lerne Deutsch mit Petra von Kant / Learn German with Petra von Kant, 2007, single channel video installation (TV and carpet), 10 min. looped

Lerne Deutsch mit Petra von Kant / Learn German with Petra von Kant, 2007, single channel video installation (TV and carpet), 10 min. looped

Lerne Deutsch mit Petra von Kant / Learn German with Petra von Kant, 2007, single channel video installation (TV and carpet), 10 min. looped

Biji Diva! , 2011–2013, video of performance at  In Transit Festival , two channel video installation, each 33:12 min

Biji Diva!, 2011–2013, video of performance at In Transit Festival, two channel video installation, each 33:12 min

Biji Diva! , 2011–2013, video of performance at  In Transit Festival , two channel video installation, each 33:12 min

Biji Diva!, 2011–2013, video of performance at In Transit Festival, two channel video installation, each 33:12 min

Biji Diva! (record cover), 2014, installation, consisting of record covers

Biji Diva! (record cover), 2014, installation, consisting of record covers

Rainbow Sign, 2014, led lights, wood, 85 x 170 cm, exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2014

Rainbow Sign, 2014, led lights, wood, 85 x 170 cm, exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2014

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Hong Kong Diary, 2011, 52,5 x 35cm, series of 10 archival inkjet photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Istanbul Diary, 2014, 35 x 52,50 cm, series of 11 archival photographs

Art Must Be Beautiful, 2011, video documentation, single channel video, 9:14 min., HD, color, sound

Art Must Be Beautiful, 2011, video documentation, single channel video, 9:14 min., HD, color, sound

Making Chinatown , 2012, 7-channel video installation

Making Chinatown, 2012, 7-channel video installation

Life & Death in Venice (Leben und Tod in Venedig / Vita e Morte a Venezia) , 2010, 3 channel video installation, 16:08 min, 12 :33 min

Life & Death in Venice (Leben und Tod in Venedig / Vita e Morte a Venezia), 2010, 3 channel video installation, 16:08 min, 12 :33 min

Angst Essen / Eat Fear , 2008, single channel video installation, 27 min loop

Angst Essen / Eat Fear, 2008, single channel video installation, 27 min loop

Kontakthope , 2010, 2 channel video installation, 21:53 min

Kontakthope, 2010, 2 channel video installation, 21:53 min

In Love for the Mood , 2009, 3 channel video projection installation, 4 min

In Love for the Mood, 2009, 3 channel video projection installation, 4 min

Whodunnit?, 2003/2004, single channel video installation, 32 min. looped

Whodunnit?, 2003/2004, single channel video installation, 32 min. looped

After Chinatown, 2012, single channel video installation (installation, TV, lacquered wood), 7.9 min

After Chinatown, 2012, single channel video installation (installation, TV, lacquered wood), 7.9 min

After Chinatown, 2012, single channel video installation (installation, TV, lacquered wood), 7.9 min

After Chinatown, 2012, single channel video installation (installation, TV, lacquered wood), 7.9 min