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Friday, February 25th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight
#119: Wong Ping

On the occasion of his solo exhibition “Earwax” at the Times Art Center Berlin (04.03. – 26.06.2022, curated by Hou Hanru), we welcome Wong Ping presenting a selection of his hilarious video works as a prologue and contextual frame of his show.

Through animation, sculpture, and immersive installations, Wong Ping creates disturbing and crude narratives that challenge conventional concepts of human desire, obsession, shame, isolation, and repressed sexuality. Wong’s videos take on a bright and childlike aesthetic, creating a light-hearted, humorous, and accessible approach to the deep psychological issues experienced by the protagonists in his films. As a Hong Kong native, many of Wong’s works reference the culture of the city, but also touch upon everyday problems which transverse physical borders in today’s globalized society.

In cooperation with Times Art Center Berlin Wong Ping will show:

Sorry for the late reply, 2021, 14min
Dear, can I give you a hand, 2018, 12min
The Modern Way To Shower, 2019, 12 min
An Emo Nose, 2018, 5min
Wong Ping’s Fables 1, 2018, 13min

Wong Ping (* 1984 in Hong Kong) received his BA from Curtin University, Perth, Australia in 2005. In 2018, he was the recipient of the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Arts Prize at Frieze, and in 2019, he was one of the winners of The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Wong’s solo exhibitions include Your Silent Neighbor, New Museum, New York (2021); Heart Digger, Camden Arts Centre, London (2019); Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2019); Who’s the Daddy, CAPRI, Düsseldorf, Germany; and Jungle of Desire, Things that can happen, Hong Kong. His work has been featured in group exhibitions such as One Hand Clapping, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2018); 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York (2018); RareKind China, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2016); and Mobile M+: Moving Images, M+, Hong Kong (2015). Wong’s animation films have been presented at numerous international festivals, in Belgium, United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia.

Wong’s work is held in several permanent collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+, Hong Kong; KADIST, Paris/San Francisco; Fosun Art Foundation, Shanghai, among others.

Wong Ping lives and works in Hong Kong.

Further information on Wong Ping’s solo exhibition”Earwax” (04.03. – 26.06.2022) at Times Art Center Berlin [read on]