Dec 9, 2013 – Feb 17, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Ming Wong

Ming Wong (b. 1971 Singapore) lives and works in Berlin.

Ming participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009, representing the Singapore Pavilion with his solo presentation Life of Imitation which was awarded a Special Mention. Exhibitions in 2013 include Lyon Biennale (France) and solo shows at the Shiseido Gallery in Tokyo (Japan) and University of Oregon (USA). In 2012 he participated in the Liverpool Biennial (UK), and the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) with his project Making Chinatown first shown at the REDCAT in Los Angeles (USA). He has also shown at Performa 11, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Hara Museum, Tokyo; House of World Cultures, Berlin; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Singapore Biennale 2011; Sydney Biennale 2010 and Gwangju Biennale 2010.

Ming’s residency is part of an on-going collaboration between Para Site and Spring Workshop. Blast off into the Sinosphere is a presentation on his research into Cantonese opera has led him into the realm of contemporary Chinese science fiction. Departing from the idea of exploring how one of the oldest performing art forms in the world can be used to address notions of the ‘future’, he is looking at how Cantonese opera went from stage to screen and how the innovations of cinema have then affected this form’s return from screen to stage.