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Ling U

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Ling U

Mr Morgan Wing Fat WONG

MFA. University College London
BA. City University of Hong Kong

Senior Lecturer

Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries Lingnan University






Morgan Wong’s artistic practice unfolds his contemplation on time. Transcending a personal perceptual approach, his concerns are expanded to aspects like social concern or scientific notions in temporality. His selected solo exhibitions include: Time Isn’t Our Border (Goethe Institute Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2019), Our Feet Are Always Younger than Our Heads (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 2018), The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs (Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei, 2016), Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made (Tintype Gallery, London, 2013). Wong’s work has also been shown at international institutions including, Media Museum ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tate Modern (London), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), ArtScience Museum (Singapore) and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei). In 2019, Morgan Wong was awarded the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship. Apart from receiving multiple grants from HKADC and HAB for his artwork creation and cultural exchange, in 2021, Wong received The 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Award for Young Artist (Media Arts). Wong’s works are also included in public collections, like M+ Museum and MILL6 CHAT.

  • Research Interests

    Contemporary art practice, contemporary art ecology, art and technology, performance art, artistic research, temporality and art, cultural and creative arts studies with MOOC

  • Grants and Awards

    • Award for Young Artist (Media Arts), 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, Hong Kong (2021)

    • Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project), Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong (2015, 2016, 2017)

    • The 20th ifva - Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Movie Awards (Shortlisted) (2015)

    • The Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Shortlisted) (2012)

    • HKDA Asia Design Awards (Bronze) (2009)

    • The 13th ifva - Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Movie Awards (Silver) (2008)

  • Solo Exhibitions

    • Time Isn’t Our Border, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong, 2019

    • medialogue, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2018

    • An Inch of Time; An Inch of Gold, Art Basel Hong Kong - Discoveries, Hong Kong, 2018

    • Mean Time, Centre A, Vancouver, 2016

    • The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs, Asia Art Center Taipei, 2016

    • KIGOJA Standard Time (KST), KIGOJA, Seoul, 2016

    • Untitled-Expressway, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Showroom, Hong Kong, 2015

    • Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made, Tintype Gallery, London, 2013

    • One Hour, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 2011

    • Untitled-Agnosia Series I, Videotage, Hong Kong, 2011

    • A Story of an Eel Chef, Oyoyo Art Center, Sapporo, 2010

    • Once You Were Here, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2009

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    • Residual Heat, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong, 2021

    • Hi! Flora, Fauna, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Hong Kong, 2021

    • The Situation of Learning II, ACO Artspace, Hong Kong, 2020

    • Sight Unseen – Forking Paths in the CHAT Collection, Mill6 CHAT, Hong Kong, 2020

    • Non-History, Fringe Club, Hong Kong, 2020

    • So Far So Right, display, Prague, 2019

    • Performativity in Hong Kong's Moving Image, LOOP, Barcelona, 2019

    • The D-Tale, Video Art from The Pearl River Delta, Times Art Center Berlin, Berlin, 2018

    • MINIMALISM: Space, Light, Object, ArtScience Museum, Singapore, 2018

    • Frame of the Images; Boundary of the Time, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2018

    • Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics, OCAT Institute, Beijing, 2018

    • The work we do while not exactly working, ICAPU, Ulsan, Korea, 2018

    • Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Hong Kong Arts Centre Western Park, Hong Kong, 2018

    • One World Expo 2.0, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2018

    • Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, 2017

    • So Far, So Right: A Study of Reforms and Transitions Across Borders, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2017

    • Line of Times, MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong, 2017

    • Para Site 2017 Fundraising Auction Preview Exhibition, H Queen’s, Hong Kong, 2017

    • Diversity Hybridizing, Taehwa Eco-River Art Festival, Ulsan, Korea, 2017

    • Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, 2017

    • Urban Nomadism 2017 Hangzhou Liangzhu Big Roof Motion Picture Exhibition (Hong Kong Section), Liangzhu Village Cultural Art Center, Hangzhou, 2017

    • One World Exposition 2.1 #like4like, chi K11 art space, Hong Kong, 2017

    • Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2016

    • Migrating Images, Videotage, Hong Kong, 2016

    • Next Destination: Hong Kong Exhibition of William Lim’s Living Collection, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong, 2016

    • Seoul Babel, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016

    • ← →, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2015

    • Imagine There’s No Country, Above Us Only Our Cities, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2015

    • Essential Matters, Borusan Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, 2015

    • Frontiers Reimagined, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, 2015

    • No things to hang, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2015

    • First, then and after, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong, 2015

    • after/image, Studio 52, Hong Kong, 2015

    • The 20th ifva Media Arts Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2015

    • Sparkle Project – I Wanna Eat Yummy Yummy, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong, 2015

    • Cosmos, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2014

    • The Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, 2014

    • The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 2014

    • Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2014

    • We Love Video This Summer, Pace Beijing, Beijing, 2014

    • After Time, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, 2014

    • Contested Spaces, India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2014

    • 18th Videobrasil, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, 2013

    • Artists Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013

    • Move on Asia-Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012, Media Museum ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013

    • Liste 17, Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2012

    • Moscow Young Art Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2012

    • Fictional Recoveries, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, 2012

    • Gelassenheit: Letting It Be, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 2012

    • Hong Kong Diary, 25 Bilder/Sekunde, Mannheim, Germany, 2012

    • Running on the Sidelines, Soka Art Center, Taipei, 2012

    • China New Design, Turin Palace Museum, Turin, 2011

    • The Knife's Edge, Fremantle Art Centre, Perth, 2011

    • Arts Centre Open House 2011, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2011

    • Move On Asia in Europe, CASA Asia, Madrid and Barcelona, 2011

    • Recycling Love, The Blue Room, Hong Kong, 2011

    • No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London, 2010

    • I’m on the Road to…, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, 2010

    • Move On Asia 2010, Para Site, Hong Kong; Alt. Space Loop, Seoul, 2010

    • Around the World in 80 Hours, Suwon Art Centre, Suwon, Korea, 2010

    • Para Site Fundraising Auction, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2010

    • 798 Art Festival, 798 Art District, Beijing, 2010

    • the mARkeT, I'm, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, 2010

    • FAX, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2010

    • Digit@logue-‘Hong Kong Art: Open Dialogue Exhibition Series I’, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2008

    • The 9th Taipei Poetry Festival, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, 2008

    • The 13th ifva Single-Screen-Based Interactive Media Category Finalist Works Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, 2008

  • Representative Publications

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Chris Evans, Pak Sheun Chuen”, ArtReview Asia Winter, 71.

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta”, ArtReview Asia Autumn, 88.

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Noh Suntag: The 4th Wall: The State of Emergency II”, ArtReview Asia Autumn, 89.

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Toshio Matsumoto”, Artforum.

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Law Yuk Mui: Victoria East”, Artforum (CN).

    • Wong, Morgan (2017), “Hsu Chia-Wei: Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office”, Artforum (CN).

  • Professional Services

    • Jury Member, Outstanding Student Artist Award, Hong Kong (2015 – Present)

    • Board of Directors, Videotage, Hong Kong (2015 – 2017)

  • Collections

    • M+ Museum, Hong Kong

    • Mill6 Foundation, Hong Kong

    • Soho House Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    • Private Collections