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Morgan Wong


Artist Biography

Morgan Wong was born in 1984 in Hong Kong. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong. His selected solo exhibitions include: An Inch of Time ; An Inch of Gold(Artbasel Hong Kong-Discoveries, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2018) (Upcoming), Mean Time(Centre A, Vancouver, 2016),The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs(organized by A+ Contemporary, Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei, 2016), KIGOJA Standard Time(KST) (KIGOJA, Seoul, 2016), UntitledExpressway(Rolls Royce Motor Car 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). His selected group exhibitions include: Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics(OCT Contemporary Art Terminal 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), Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), Seoul Babel(Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016), Imagine There’s No Country, Above Us Only Our Cities (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2015), Essential Matters(Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015), The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale(OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 2014), “Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 Encounters”( Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2014), 18th Videobrasil( SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, 2013), Move On Asia – Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012(Media Museum ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013), No Soul for Sale(Tate Modern, London, 2010). At the same time, Morgan Wong also writes articles for Artform.com, Artforum(CN) and Art Review Asia.

Jan 2018

1984 Born in Hong Kong
2007 Graduated from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong with a BA (Hons) in Creative Media
2013 Graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London with an MFA
Currently Lives and works in Hong Kong


Solo Exhibitions  

2018    “An Inch of Time; An Inch of Gold”, Art Basel Hong Kong-Discoveries,
Hong Kong  Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong (Upcoming)

2016    “Mean Time”, Centre A, Vancouver

“The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs”, organized by A+ Contemporary,
Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei

“KIGOJA Standard Time (KST)”, KIGOJA, Seoul

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

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

2011    “One Hour”, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong

“Untitled-Agnosia Series I”, Videotage, Hong Kong

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

2009    “Once You Were Here”, Para Site, Hong Kong


Selected Group Exhibitions   2018
“#YOU #ME #OURSELFIES”, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong



“Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics”, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai

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

“Line of TIMES”, MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong

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

“Diversity Hybridizing”, Taehwa Eco-River Art Festival, Ulsan, Korea

“2017 Three Shadows Photography Award”, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing

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

“Any Other Business (A.O.B)”, The Office, Hong Kong

“One World Exposition 2.1 #like4like”, chi K11 art space, Hong Kong



“Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

“Migrating Images”, Videotage, Hong Kong

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

“Seoul Babel”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul



“← →”, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai

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

“Essential Matters”, Borusan Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul

“Frontiers Reimagined”, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice

“No things to hang”, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

“First, then and after”, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

“after/image”, Studio 52, Hong Kong

“The 20th ifva Media Arts Exhibition”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“Sparkle Project”, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong



“Cosmos”, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai

“The Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju

“The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale”, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, Shenzhen

“Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 Encounters”, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“We Love Video This Summer”, Pace Beijing, Beijing

“After Time”, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

“Contested Spaces”, India Art Fair, New Delhi



“18th Videobrasil”, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo

“Artists Film International”, Whitechapel Gallery, London

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

“Habits, Cleavages and Fractures”, University College of London Geology Collections, London



“Liste 17”, Liste Art Fair, Basel

“Moscow Young Art Biennale”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

“Fictional Recoveries”, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai

“Gelassenheit: Letting It Be”, 2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong

“Isolated Borders”, Old Police Station Gallery, London

“Hong Kong Diary”, 25 Bilder/Sekunde, Mannheim, Germany

“Running on the Sidelines”, Soka Art Center, Taipei

“Shiryoukan Art Suru”, Sapporo Archive Museum (Sapporo Shiryoukan), Sapporo

“MA & Other Post Graduates 2012”, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, UK



“China New Design”, Turin Palace Museum, Turin, Italy

“The Knife’s Edge”, Fremantle Art Centre, Perth, Australia

“Arts Centre Open House 2011”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“Move On Asia in Europe”, CASA Asia, Madrid and Barcelona

“Recycling Love”, The Blue Room, Hong Kong

“Societe Generale Chinese Art Awards Tour Exhibition”, 798 Art Center, Beijing; Shanghai Library, Shanghai; Huashan 1914, Taipei; Artistree, Hong Kong; One Raffles Quay, Singapore



“No Soul for Sale”, Tate Modern, London

“I’m on the Road to…”, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing

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

“Shiryoukan Art Suru”, Sapporo Archive Museum, Sapporo

“Around the World in 80 Hours”, Suwon Art Centre, Suwon, Korea

“Para Site Fundraising Auction”, Para Site, Hong Kong

“798 Art Festival”, 798 Art District, Beijing

“the mARkeT, I’m”, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing

“Tokeidai Wo Art Suru”, Sapporo Clock Tower, Sapporo

“FAX”, Para Site, Hong Kong



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

“The 9th Taipei Poetry Festival”, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei

“The 13th ifva Single-Screen-Based Interactive Media Category Finalist Works Exhibition”,

Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong



“Writing Machine Collective Two”, Videotage, Hong Kong



“Micro Narrative: Invented Time & Space in Video”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


Selected Awards

2012    Shortlisted, The Sovereign Asian Art Prize

2010    Shortlisted, Societe Generale Chinese Art Awards

2009    Shortlisted, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards

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


Selected Collections

Mill6 Foundation, Hong Kong

City and County Museum Lincolnshire, Lincoln, UK

The Edward James Foundation, West Sussex, UK

Private Collections in Hong Kong; Switzerland; London

  Selected Residencies

2015    SeMA Nanji Residence, Seoul

2014    Space Program, The Performance Corporation, Dublin

2011    FUSE, Videotage, Hong Kong

2010    NPO S-AIR, Sapporo Artist in Residence, Sapporo

  Selected Projects

2014    Summer Camp: Art Challenge, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

2012    Art Academy Network, dOCUMENTA ( 13), Kassel

  Selected Grants

2016    HKADC Delegation in Gwangju Biennale 2016, Hong Kong Art Development
Council, Hong Kong

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

  Review Writings

2017    “Toshio Matsumoto ”, Hong Kong, Artforum, 2017. 11

“Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta”, Hong Kong,

ArtReview Asia, 2017 Autumn

“Noh Suntag: The 4th Wall: The State of Emergency II”, Hong Kong,

ArtReview Asia, 2017 Autumn

“Hsu Chia-Wei: Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor-General’s Office”,

Taipei, Artforum (CN), 2017. 6. 27

“Law Yuk Mui: Victoria East”, Artforum (CN), Hong Kong, 2017. 5. 18