Ming Wong

Lives and works in Berlin

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”.

Recent exhibitions include Festival Extra!, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2023); Signals: How Video Transformed The World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2023); Pier Paolo Pasolini: Tutto è santo. The political body, MAXXI, Rome (2022); Wayang Spaceship, Singapore Art Museum (2022); Ridiculously Yours! Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2022), Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2023), and Neue Galerie, Graz (2023).

His newest performance piece Rhapsody in Yellow premiered at steirischer herbst, Graz (2022); and was shown at Berliner Festspiele (2023) and SpielArt Festival, Munich (2023). It will tour to Schauspielhaus Hannover (May 2024).

Ming Wong participated in Aichi Triennale (2022); Hawai’i Triennial (2022); Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2021); Asian Art Biennial, Taichung (2019); Dakar Biennale (2019); Dhaka Art Summit (2018); and Biennales in Sydney (2016 & 2010); Shanghai (2014); Lyon (2013); Liverpool (2012); Gwangju (2010); and Performa 11, New York (2010). He represented Singapore at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) with his solo exhibition Life of Imitation, which was awarded a Special Mention.