WONG KIT YI 黃潔宜

Wong Kit Yi (b. Hong Kong) lives and works between Hong Kong and New York. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2012. In her practice, she focuses on basic units — cells, digital bits, genes, microseconds—and the systems in which time, space, and information are organized. Her latest research concerns genetics, DNA technology, mythology, models of ownership, and biological aging and immortality. At this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong, Wong presents photographs, double-sided gongbi -style paintings, a DNA sampling station, and a film structured in Wong’s signature karaoke-inspired sing-along format—all designed to encourage audience participation on the molecular, physical, and intellectual levels.

Wong’s solo shows include Futures, Again , P!, New York (2017), and Sandwich Theory: convertible painting series , a.m. space, Hong Kong (2016). Her works have been included in group projects at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga; Para Site, Hong Kong; and the Queens Museum, New York. Wong’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Contemporary Art Daily, e-flux conversations, Art Review, ARTnews, Asian Art News, The Art Newspaper, ArtAsiaPacific, China Daily and Modern Painters. Her most recent film A River in the Freezer (2017) was collected by the Kadist Art Foundation. Currently the 2017/18 Shift Resident at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, she seeks biological answers to metaphysical questions.

黃潔宜 (生於香港)現於香港及紐約生活及創作。黃氏於2012年獲得美國耶魯大學藝術創作碩士學位。在她的實踐中,她專注於基本單元 — 細胞、數字位、基因、微秒 — 以及組織時間、空間和信息的系統。她近期的研究涉及遺傳學、DNA科技、神話、擁有權的模型,以及生物老化和永存不朽。在今年的香港巴塞爾藝術博覽會上,黃氏展出照片系列、可180度轉動的工筆雙面繪畫、DNA抽樣站和她的標誌性作品 — 宛如卡拉OK視唱頻道的錄像影片 — 鼓勵觀眾從分子、物理與智力層面的參與。

黃氏近期個展包括在紐約P! 《再次的未來》(2017)及香港a.m. space《層疊繪畫系列: 三文治理論》(2016)。她的作品曾於里加拉脫維亞當代藝術中心、香港Para Site以及紐約皇后美術館等群展中展出。黃氐作品被《紐約時報》、《美國藝術》、《Contemporary Art Daily》、《e-flux對話》、《藝術觀察》、《ARTnews》、《亞洲藝術新聞》、《藝術新聞》、《ArtAsiaPacific》、《中國日版》、《現代畫家》等媒體評述。最新錄像作品 A River in the Freezer (2017)獲Kadist藝術基金會收藏。目前為紐約伊麗莎白藝術基金會2017/18的駐留藝術家,她的項目是以生物學的研究成果探討事物本質和存在意義等問題。

Additional Art Basel project images 更多巴塞爾藝術展照片

Art Basel press coverage 巴塞爾藝術展媒體報導

Other recent Wong Kit Yi project 其他黃潔宜的近期項目s

a.m. space exhibtion

2018

Magic Wands, Batons and DNA Splicers
Solo exhibition by WONG Kit Yi
《神仙棒.警棍.基因捻接器》

27 March, 2018 – 31 March, 2018
Discoveries 1C48, Art Basel Hong Kong 2018,
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2017

What if, my window animates you
Solo exhibition by WONG Kit Yi
《要是: 我的窗子為你帶來生氣》黃潔宜個展

8 December, 2017 -11 December, 2017
Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2017,
Shanghai Exhibition Center

2016

Sandwich Theory
Solo exhibition by WONG Kit Yi
《三文治理論 — 層疊繪畫系列》黃潔宜個展

25 October, 2016 – 3 December, 2016
a.m. space, Hong Kong

Wong Kit Yi 黃潔宜

Born in Hong Kong
Lives and works in New York and Hong Kong

EDUCATION

2012 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Yale University, USA
2006 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

SELECTED AWARDS

2015 Jerome Foundation Travel Grant
2012 Susan H. Whedon Award, Yale University
2010 & 2011 Yale University School of Art Scholarship
2006 PASCA Fellowship, Annie Wong Art Foundation
         Ting Yen Yung Artistic Achievement Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong
         Wong’s Chinese Painting Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong
         Cheung’s Creative Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalist, Sovereign Art Foundation
         Ting Yen Yung Artistic Achievement Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong
         Madam Jan Yun-bor Memorial Award for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy,
         Chinese University of Hong Kong

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
“Peer To Peer,” Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
“Seven Senses,” The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
“Magic Wands, Batons and DNA Splicers,” Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017
“Infinite Narratives,” The Chinese American Arts Council, New York
“Reality Check,” Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York
“what if: my window animates you,” ART021, Shanghai, China

“In Search of Miss Ruthless,” Para Site, Hong Kong
“Survival Kit 9,” the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
“The 2nd Session of International Biennale of Video Art and Photography,”
         Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China 
“Futures, Again,” P!, New York
“Considerate Creations: Chameleons,” Taipei Cultural Center, New York

2016
“Sandwich Theory: convertible painting series”, a.m. space, Hong Kong
“Not Treasure, Not Trash”, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai

2015
“Rummage”, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“North Pole Futures”, NADA, New York
“North Pole Futures”, K., New York
“Regarding Lightness: On Lifeʼs Way,” Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong
“Crystal Ball, Feng Shui & Tarot,” Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, New York

2014
“Bringing the World into the World,” Queens Museum, New York

2013
“The Ceiling Should be Green,” P!, New York
“EXCHANGE,” School 33 Art Center, Baltimore
“now what?” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2018
Artist talk and visiting critic, School of Visual Arts, New York 
Visiting critic, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York
Conversation/Podcast, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
Presentation, NY LASER, LevyArts, New York 

2017
Residency, SHIFT Residency, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
Visiting critic, DIAP MFA Program, The City College of New York, New York
Visiting critic, NARS Foundation Residency, Brooklyn, New York 
Artist talk, “Considerate Creations: Chameleons,” Taipei Cultural Center, New York
Panel discussion, “Common Equities: Corporate Models and Collaborations,” NADA, New York

2016
Visiting critic, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York

2015
Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency, Svalbard region, Norway
Artist Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital, New York
Presentation, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

2014
Graduate Lecture Series, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Presentation, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2013
Presentation, Asia Art Archive in America, Brooklyn, New York
Residency, Curatorial practice, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

SELECTED PRESS
Chu, Chloe. “Profile of Wong Kit Yi,” ArtAsiaPacific, issue 110, Sept/Oct, 2018.
Chan, Hera. “A Lifetime Guaranteed: Based of the Works of Wong Kit Yi,” LEAP (English), 
May 29, 2018.
Chan, Hera. “Inevitable Immortality—Magic Wands, Batons and DNA Splicers,” 
LEAP (Chinese), May 11,2018.
Tsui, Enid. “Art Basel in Hong Kong: city’s small galleries shine through with memorable displays,” South China Morning Post, April 4, 2018.

Li, Katherine. “Art Meets Science at Art Basel 2018,” EJ Insight, April 4, 2018.
Basu, Chitralekha. “Fair Value for Viewers,” ChinaDaily, Mar 30, 2018.
Gaskin, Sam. “Art021 and West Bund Art & Design wrestle for dominance,” Ocula,
        Nov 17, 2017.
Kafka. “In Search of Miss Ruthless,” Hong Kong Economic Journal, Aug 15 , 2017.
Cheung, Karen. “In Search of Miss Ruthless,” ArtAsiaPacific, Aug 2017.
Tsui, Enid. “Hong Kong art show on beauty pageants, In Search of Miss Ruthless, explores
themes surrounding the contests,” South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017.
Tsang, Hiu Ling. “In Search of Miss Ruthless,” Ming Pao, July 7, 2017.
Duffy, Owen. “Wong Kit Yi at P!, New York,”  ArtReview, May 2017.
Brokaw-Falbo, Harper. “Wong Kit Yi // Futures, Again // P!, New York,” Dissolve, April 19, 2017.
“Wong Kit Yi at P!,” Contemporary Art Daily, April 10, 2017.
Wong, Mimi. “Futures, Again,” ArtAsiaPacific, April 3, 2017.
“9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week,” artnews, March 6, 2017.
White, Roger. “Sightlines,” Art in America, February 2017.
“Wong Kit Yi: Sandwich Theory at am space,” My Art Guides, October 15, 2016.
Helmke, Juliet. “Next Stop, Svalbard!” Modern Painters, July/August 2015.
“Wheel of philanthropic fortune,” The Art Newspaper, May 16, 2015.
“Wong Kit Yi at K,” Art in America, April 30, 2015.
Salemy Mohammad. “Can Financialization Offer art an Exit from Contemporary Art,” e-flux,
         April 9, 2015.
Tan, Berny. “Ali Wong and Wong Kit Yi: Every System Breaks,” Asymptote, Feb 1, 2015.
Smith, Roberta. “If Seeing Is Believing, a Panorama of Truth,” New York Times, June 19, 2014.
Morgan, Robert. “The Ceiling Should Be Green at P! Gallery,”Asian Art News, March/April 2014.
The Ceiling Should Be Green: A Conversation with Wong Kit Yi and Mel Bochner,”
         Asian Art Archive in America, Dec 19, 2013.
Dawson, Jessica. “Feng Shui Curating at P!,” Art in America, November 8, 2013.

COLLECTIONS
Kadist Art Foundation, Paris/San Francisco 
Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Private Collections