About the Speaker
Kingsley Ng is an assistant professor in Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. He 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. Recent projects include Twenty-Five Minutes Older, a commission by Art Basel 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.
His work has been shown to critical acclaim at prominent international venues such as Guangzhou Triennial, the Shanghai Expo, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Japan, Milan Design Week and various exhibitions in France, Italy and Australia. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Best Artist Award (Media Arts) in 2013, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013, and a Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009.
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.