Ng is an inter-disciplinary artist and designer with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, and community-engaging projects. His creative practices are driven not by a self-indulgent romance of art, but a belief that art can be socially relevant.
Ng holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media from Ryerson University, Canada; a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and Post-Diplôme avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité (Master of Fine Arts degree equivalent) from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France.
His work has been showcased at the Guangzhou Triennial, the Shanghai Expo, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial and various exhibitions in France, Italy and Canada. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Best Artist Award (Media Arts) in 2013, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013, Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award in 2008, and a Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009. He is currently assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University.
As an Asian Cultural Council Fellow, Ng had the chance to conduct research in the United States and throughout South East Asia, to study art projects involving community participation and the intersection between art and daily life. In recent years, Ng realised a number of projects to further this research interest. Etudes for the Everyday is a series of exhibitions and workshops launched in 2013. Through developing creative exercises to be practised periodically in quotidian situations, over 100 leading art practitioners were mobilised to reach out to the wider public. To the moon is a community art project in which a series of storytelling sessions and participatory experiences were staged in a public park in Jordan Valley, under the full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2014.
2015 Museum of Art Production Grant, for ‘In the Name of Art’ Exhibition, Taiwan
2014 Home Affairs Bureau – Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, for ‘to the Moon’ Exhibition, Hong Kong, China
2014 APO Production Grant, for ‘Luna Park’ Exhibition, Hong Kong, China
2013 Arts Development Council Project Grant, for ‘Etudes’ Exhibition, Hong Kong, China
2013 Asian Cultural Council Grant, for 6 months research in Arts and Social Innovation in the US and in Asia, New York, United States
2013 Asia Society Production Grant, for ‘Galaxy Express’, Hong Kong, China
2008 Young Design Talent Award, for 6 months research in Experience Design and Sustainable Design in Europe, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, China
2015 Cafam Future, Central Academy of Arts Museum, Beijing, China
2014 Moving Image Festival, New York, United States
2014 RomaEuropa – Digital Life, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy
2013 Art Basel, Hong Kong, China
2012 Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou China
2012 Land Art Biennial Mongolia, National Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2010 Futurotextiles, Shanghai Expo – Pavilion Lille Europe, Shanghai, China
2009 Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan
2007 Territories de l’image, Musé de Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
2006 NIME 06, Ircam – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
CONFERENCE PAPER & SYMPOSIUM
2012 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Reigniting the Genius Loci through Urban Acupuncture’. Presentation at the 3rd Art and Science International Symposium, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Nov 1 – 30, 2012.
2012 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Sun over the Placid World’. Presentation at the Mongolia 360 International Symposium, Congress Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Aug 6 – 31, 2012.
WRITINGS & PUBLICATIONS
2015 Ng, Kingsley & Cheung, Stephanie. ‘Etudes for the Everyday – Practice Guide’, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Reconsidering Public Art’. Am Post July 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Etudes for May’. Am Post June 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘When Art Education meets Experience Design’. Am Post May 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Chineseness in Contemporary Art’. Am Post April 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Artist Initiatives through the Interstice’. Guggenheim Museum Blog, April 2014, New York, United States.
2014 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Like a Vessel that accepts nature as it is’. Am Post Feb 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2013 Ng, Kingsley. In Wang Dong, Feng Boyi, Iris Sie, eds. Crossroads Another Dimension: He Xiangning Art Museum, 2013: 174-179
2013 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Galaxy Express’. In Imminent Domain. Hong Kong: Asia Society, 2013: 112-119
2012 Ng, Kingsley. In Chang Tsong-Zung, Serenella Ciclitira, eds. Hong Kong Eye. Hong Kong: Skira 2012: 238 – 241
2012 Ng, Kingsley. ‘In-between: Works by Kingsley Ng’, Monograph, Hong Kong, China.
2009 Ng, Kingsley. ‘Wind Chimes’. In Fram Kitagaw, ed. Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009. Tokyo: Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers, 2009: 97
2008 ‘Crosscurrents: Ambient Art’, Monograph, Hong Kong, China.
2014 Best Artist Award (Media Art), Arts Development Council, Hong Kong, China
2010 Artist in Residence, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
2010 36 Young Designers of the Year in Asia, Design Net Magazine, South Korea
2009 HK Contemporary Art Biennial Award, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
2007 IFVA Single Screen Media Gold Award, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, China
2006 Exhibition Travel Grant, Canada Council of the Arts, Toronto, Canada
2006 Artist in Residence, Fabrica Research Centre, Treviso, Italy
2002 Visual Art Award, Interaccess Electronic Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada