Kingsley Ng (Hong Kong)


Ng’s participatory performance referenced water to consider artistic practice as a flow of qi—intangible yet tactile—through the elements, traditions, fiction, the quotidian, and the imagination of rediscovering the familiar in a new light.

Based on the concept of “acupuncture expanded upon by Jaime Lerner in his theory of urban interventions, which heal cities by activating the qi, or energy flow, from within,” Ng inquired if art can also weave through the meridians of our social and ecological fabrics.

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Kingsley Ng’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Osage Gallery(Hong Kong).

Kingsley Ng, Horizon, 2017. Performance lecture documentation FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Project, November 14th at Asia Society.

Kingsley Ng is a Hong Kong-based artist with a focus on conceptual, site-specific, process-based projects. He often works with the ephemeral and intangible. Light is often used not only as a medium but also as a metaphor for art making—to cast light on the imperceptible, hidden or forgotten. Ng’s work has been featured in Art Basel Hong Kong (2017), Contemporary Art Centre South Australia (2016), Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2014), Land Art Biennial Mongolia (2012), Echigo Tsumari Triennial Japan (2009), and IRCAM—Centre Pompidou in France (2006). He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Best Artist Award (2014), and Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in New York (2013).

Horizon, Kingsley Ng, in collaboration with MaD (Make a Difference), Interactive sculpture and participatory art process, image courtesy of artist and MaD