Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren

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Adrian Wong (b. 1980) is a Hong Kong-based artist and the co-founder and director of Embassy Projects, an arts consultancy and independent production studio. Born and raised in Chicago, he originally trained in research psychology. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong after receiving his MFA from Yale University.

Wong has exhibited internationally at major institutions, including Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan; Post Museum, Singapore; and The Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands. He has had significant solo exhibitions in Hong Kong including Rodentia in Absentia at Saamlung Gallery (2012) and A Fear Is This at 1A Gallery (2007). His travelling exhibitions include Troglodyte See the Light, which showed at LTD Los Angeles and Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2012); Hong Kong Eye, which showed at the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, and Artistree Art Space in Hong Kong. Wong’s films have been screened at notable festivals including Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany (2011), Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (2008), and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2010).

Wong’s work is included in the Uli Sigg Collection (Lucerne), the Dominique and Sylvain Levy Collection (Paris), the Kadist Foundation Collection (San Francisco), and Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong). He is also the recipient of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014, and the Xian Rui Artist Excellence Award in San Francisco 2012.

Shane Aspegren (b. 1975) is a Hong Kong based music & multi-media artist. Born and raised in Nebraska, he began working with a diverse list of European & North American electronic, pop and experimental projects while pursuing a degree in film.

Moving to Paris in 2000, he co-formed the internationally acclaimed analogue-electronics/brut-percussion duo The Berg Sans Nipple, releasing seven LP/EPs and making hundreds of performances from European festivals (such as Primavera Sound, All Tomorrow’s Parties, etc.) to the Whitney Museum. In addition to his own music projects, he has collaborated on dozens of other albums, world tours & one-off projects with artists as diverse as Bright Eyes, Woodkid, Songs:Ohia, Francoiz Breut, Lullaby For The Working Class, Don Nino, Julien Doré, Dominique A, Arto Lindsay and many more. Aspegren’s current music projects include Blood Wine or Honey, Pando’s People, Ça Va Chéri and a free-improvisation duo with dj sniff.

Throughout that time, Aspegren has explored the various intersections between sound, image and performance. In addition to sound design and soundtrack work for a number of commercial and theatrical releases, his works include video, photography, installation & performance, which have been presented or screened at Art Basel (Hong Kong), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Athens Biennale (Greece), Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen (Montpellier), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and more.

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    The Right Onion

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Algorithm For the Future

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Quotidian Blasphemy

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Microbial Intelligence

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    906 Hz – 4025 Hz

    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    1307 Hz – 3340 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    162 Hz – 982 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Spiteful Little Shitbag

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Chanting & Flailing

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    2512 Hz – 4964 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    586 Hz – 4400 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    964 Hz – 2234 Hz, 2016

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    676 Hz – 4536 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    888 Hz – 906 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    1236 Hz – 4695 Hz

    2016
    Archival pigment print. Edition of 6.
    70 x 50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Noxious Bloom

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Ceremonial Doily

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Fearful Nomad

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Totem

    2016
    Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, wood, speakers, electrical components
    91.5 x 91.5 x 13 cm (36 x 36 x 5 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Gong Rack

    2016
    37 painted gongs, rope, steel frame
    H 158 x Ø168 cm (H 62 ¼ x Ø 66 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    Standing Wave

    2016
    Wool
    Ø 300 cm (118 in.)

  • Adrian Wong & Shane Aspegren
    The Progenitor of Modern Onions

    2016
    Wool
    Ø 396 cm (156 in.)

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