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Wong Ping

b. 1984, Hong Kong, China; lives and works in Hong Kong, China.

Wong Ping began a career in broadcasting before establishing Wong Ping Animation Lab in 2014. An unconventional path to the art world, his aesthetic style, vernacular and technique are very much informed by the underground sub-culture scene of Hong Kong. The animations are vehicles for the telling of intimate stories. Often striking a vulnerable tone, the work exposes some of the most human traits that may otherwise remain taboo or off-limits to some. The videos traverse humour, shock, cringe and embarrassment to make visible Ping’s most astute and uncompromising observations about society and human nature. Recurring themes include unfulfilled desire, sexual and political dominance, lust, morality, shame, repression, emasculation and submission. Told in the manner of laconic anecdote, illustrated by simplified animation aesthetics, the words and visuals combined belie the depth to which they reveal deep human emotion that feels sometimes uncomfortable in their universality.

Wong Ping's recent solo exhibitions include Edging, MAK Contemporary, Vienna (2023); Wong Ping: ༼;´༎ຶ۝༎ຶ༽~♡, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger (2022); Wong Ping: Earwax, Times Art Center Berlin, Berlin (2022); Wong Ping: The Great Tantalizer, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2021); Wong Ping: The Silent Neighbor, New Museum, New York (2021); Wong Ping Screening and Conversation with Gary Carrion-Murayar (online), New Museum, New York (2020); Heart Digger, Camden Arts Centre, London (2019); Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2019); Who’s the Daddy, Capri, Düsseldorf (2018); Jungle of Desire, Things that can happen, Hong Kong (2015). Group exhibitions include CUTE, Somerset House, London (2024); Perpetual Motion, PAMMTV Exhibition, curated by Barbara London, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2023); Hallucinatory Hereafter, M+ Mediatheuqe, Hong Kong (2022); EROTICA vol. 2, Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest (2021); Cinemapocalissi, curated by Il Colorificio, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2020); 34th Image Forum Festival - East Asian Experimental Competition, Theatre Image Forum, Tokyo; Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya (2020); and Kiang Malingue Gallery x Elephant: Dreams, Illusions, Phantom Flowers, Elephant West, London (2019).

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