Exhibition

Wong Ping
Heart Digger

5 July - 15 September 2019


Wong Ping (bn 1984 Hong Kong) creates digital and sculptural works that reveal very human, and often universal fantasies, through absurd narratives. Drawing anecdotally from his own social encounters, he elaborates his stories into darkly humorous tales that touch on political and cultural anxieties. Digitally rendered in a seductive, technicolour language that recalls the modernism of Fernand Leger, the pop languages of Tom Wesselman or Allen Jones, as well as the design aesthetic of The Memphis Group and early 1980s video games, Wong’s simple but seductive animations disguise a deeper social critique of technological modernity.

Wong Ping is the inaugural recipient of Camden Art Centre’s new Emerging Artist Prize (2018). CAC’s Emerging Artist Prize was established in 2018 as part of the Centre’s commitment to nurturing and celebrating the most innovative artists of the moment, who have yet to receive the recognition their work deserves. The prize awards an artist exhibiting in the Focus section of Frieze London with an exhibition at CAC.

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In 2019, Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong) had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel - Golden Shower – and CAPRI, Dusseldorf, Germany, and won the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at the 48th International Film Festival, Rotterdam. In 2018 he was included in New Museum Triennial Songs of Sabotage and One Hand Clapping, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, both New York. Wong was artist in residence at the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art, Manchester, 2015.