Ng is an inter-disciplinary artist and designer with a focus on site-specific and participatory projects. His creative practices are driven by a belief that art can be socially relevant and transformative. 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 from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France. He has served as an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University since 2015.
Ng’s research interest lies in site-specific practices, and with a focus in adaptive and hybrid usage of urban space for cultural production and consumption. Example of such practice-based projects include Twenty-Five Minutes Older which takes the audience on a camera obscura moving tram, and After the Deluge, presented in an underground storm-water tank the size of 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The Chinese word for “classmate 同學”connotes the idea of “learning together.” For me, the academy is a place for everybody to learn together, regardless of their roles as students or teachers. I prefer to see my work with young talents as mentor-apprentice rapport rather than teacher-student coaching. Instead of deriving my classes from existing texts and theories, I prefer to engage students to learn through hands-on practices and process-based experiments, which encourage them to rediscover their sense of wonder and develop authentic creative capabilities. Last but not least, I believe learning should be relevant, not only to one’s career development but also to everyday life.