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Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,&...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden ShowerThe Ha Ha Ha Online Cemetery Limited, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.|
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, (f.l.t.r.) on, Bestiality rider R, Bestiality rider A, Bestiality rider T, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
 
WONG Ping Wong Ping's Fables 2 2019 single cha...

WONG Ping
Wong Ping's Fables 2
2019
single channel animation
13 minutes
(TBG 20685)

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Soci...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019.

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Soci...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019.

Wong Ping, Installation view, One Hand Clappi...

Wong Ping, Installation view, One Hand Clapping, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2018.
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo: David Heald.

Left: Wong Ping, Tree found erotic photos of...
Left: Wong Ping, Tree found erotic photos of his parents in their youth leaked online, 2018
3D printed relief painting
27 3/5 × 19 7/10 inches; 70 × 50 cm

Right: Wong Ping, The moment Tree witnessed a dismembered friend being shipped to become a porn magazine, 2018
3D printed relief painting
27 3/5 × 19 7/10 inches; 70 × 50 cm
WONG Ping Who's the Daddy 2017 Single channel...

WONG Ping
Who's the Daddy
2017
Single channel animation
9 minutes, 15 seconds
(TBG 20682)

WONG Ping An Emo Nose 2015 Single channel animatio...

WONG Ping
An Emo Nose
2015
Single channel animation
4 minutes, 23 seconds
(TBG 20673)

WONG Ping Doggy Love 2015 Single-channel animation...

WONG Ping
Doggy Love
2015
Single-channel animation
5 minutes, 59 seconds
(TBG 20675)

WONG Ping Doggy Love 2015 Single-channel animation...

WONG Ping
Doggy Love
2015
Single-channel animation
5 minutes, 59 seconds
(TBG 20675)

WONG Ping Stop Peeping 2014 Single channel install...

WONG Ping
Stop Peeping
2014
Single channel installation
3 minutes, 48 seconds
(TBG 20679)

WONG Ping Slow Sex 2013 Single channel animation 2...

WONG Ping
Slow Sex
2013
Single channel animation
2 minutes, 40 seconds
(TBG 20678)

WONG Ping Jungle of Desire 2015 Single channel ani...

WONG Ping
Jungle of Desire
2015
Single channel animation
6 minutes 50 seconds
(TBG 20677)

WONG Ping Under the Lion Crotch 2011 single channe...

WONG Ping
Under the Lion Crotch
2011
single channel animation
4 minutes 38 seconds
(TBG 20681)

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,&...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden ShowerThe Ha Ha Ha Online Cemetery Limited, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.|
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, (f.l.t.r.) on, Bestiality rider R, Bestiality rider A, Bestiality rider T, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower,...
Wong Ping, Installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2019.
Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
 
WONG Ping Wong Ping's Fables 2 2019 single cha...

WONG Ping
Wong Ping's Fables 2
2019
single channel animation
13 minutes
(TBG 20685)

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Soci...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019.

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Soci...

Wong Ping, Installation view, Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019.

Wong Ping, Installation view, One Hand Clappi...

Wong Ping, Installation view, One Hand Clapping, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2018.
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo: David Heald.

Left: Wong Ping, Tree found erotic photos of...
Left: Wong Ping, Tree found erotic photos of his parents in their youth leaked online, 2018
3D printed relief painting
27 3/5 × 19 7/10 inches; 70 × 50 cm

Right: Wong Ping, The moment Tree witnessed a dismembered friend being shipped to become a porn magazine, 2018
3D printed relief painting
27 3/5 × 19 7/10 inches; 70 × 50 cm
WONG Ping Who's the Daddy 2017 Single channel...

WONG Ping
Who's the Daddy
2017
Single channel animation
9 minutes, 15 seconds
(TBG 20682)

WONG Ping An Emo Nose 2015 Single channel animatio...

WONG Ping
An Emo Nose
2015
Single channel animation
4 minutes, 23 seconds
(TBG 20673)

WONG Ping Doggy Love 2015 Single-channel animation...

WONG Ping
Doggy Love
2015
Single-channel animation
5 minutes, 59 seconds
(TBG 20675)

WONG Ping Doggy Love 2015 Single-channel animation...

WONG Ping
Doggy Love
2015
Single-channel animation
5 minutes, 59 seconds
(TBG 20675)

WONG Ping Stop Peeping 2014 Single channel install...

WONG Ping
Stop Peeping
2014
Single channel installation
3 minutes, 48 seconds
(TBG 20679)

WONG Ping Slow Sex 2013 Single channel animation 2...

WONG Ping
Slow Sex
2013
Single channel animation
2 minutes, 40 seconds
(TBG 20678)

WONG Ping Jungle of Desire 2015 Single channel ani...

WONG Ping
Jungle of Desire
2015
Single channel animation
6 minutes 50 seconds
(TBG 20677)

WONG Ping Under the Lion Crotch 2011 single channe...

WONG Ping
Under the Lion Crotch
2011
single channel animation
4 minutes 38 seconds
(TBG 20681)

Biography

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. As a self-taught animator, 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. His unique visual language helps to diffuse the lewd and offbeat stories that explore the dark corners of human nature. By confronting these uncomfortable issues, the viewer is prompted to question the boundaries of morality and why our society has constructed these barriers.

Many of Wong Ping’s works reveal themselves as metaphors for larger systemic issues, such as immigration, social relations, and economic anxieties. In Dear, can I give you a hand? (2018), the narrative is centered around the familial ties between an aging father and his son and daughter-in-law, whom he is living with. The relationship highlights the lapse in cross generational empathy and compassion for the elderly, as well as the disparity between millennials and their parents with the exponential pace of the digital economy. Through the lens of Wong’s vibrant and flashy animations, the storyline reveals itself as a metaphor for the tension between mainland China and the changing social and economic environment of Hong Kong. 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.

Wong Ping was born in Hong Kong, and received his BA from Curtin University, Perth, Australia in 2005. In 2018, he was the recipient of the inaugural Camden Arts Emerging Arts Prize, and in 2019, he was one of the winners of The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Wong has completed a residency at the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art (2015).

Solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London (forthcoming); 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 important group exhibitions such as One Hand Clapping, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2018); 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York (2018); XO State Dark: Aristophanes, Arts Centre Melbourne (2017); RareKind China, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2016); Mobile M+: Moving Images, M+, Hong Kong (2015); and Essential Matters, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul (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 will have his first solo exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in 2020.

Exhibitions