Kingsley Ng is an inter-disciplinary artist and designer with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, and participatory projects. He believes that art helps us to mediate our environment, whether as viewer or as participator. Like the grazing of the wind against grass, it is also about the experience as well as emotions. It reveals the invisible, gives shape to the intangible. These principles are driven not by a self-indulgent romance of art, but a belief that art can be socially relevant. Art provides a language to render social issues alive and meditate ideas and impressions that can engage across a larger public.
Ng has received postgraduate training at Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France under the tutelage of renowned artists including Alain Fleischer, Andrea Cera, Atau Tanaka and Gary Hill and graduated with the highest honours (les felicitation du jury à l’unanimité). He continued his studies with an MSc Sustainable Design degree from the University of Edinburgh in the UK and a BFA New Media Art degree from the Ryerson University in Canada.
Ng’s works have been featured in notable exhibitions and international venues. Examples include the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Rome Italy, Guangzhou Triennial in China, Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in France, Lille Europe Pavilion in Shanghai Expo, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in Canada, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and Art Basel Hong Kong.
The artist is also the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Arts Development Council Best Artist Award in Media Arts 2014, the Asia Cultural Council Grant 2013, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, Hong Kong Young Design Talent in 2008, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Gold Medal Awards 2007, the Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grants to Media Artists 2006, and the InterAccess Visual Arts Award 2003. He was also artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des arts in Paris in 2010. He is currently assistant professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts.