Hong Kong artist Nicole Wong (b. 1990, Hong Kong) works beyond the bounds of any single medium, adopting a process-driven approach to investigating philosophical questions associated with time, the tenuous connections between words and objects, and the limits of communication.
Often quiet and unassuming, Wong’s works invite introspective thought through their appeal to universal sentiments and desires. Deftly weaving wordplay and double entendre throughout her practice, the artist explores the connections between literal and connotative meanings. Her works thus enter the realm of semiotics, incorporating everyday objects and common materials to question the relationship between an object’s physical form its meaning.
Wong has presented in notable international group exhibitions including SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Mami Kataoka, Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2018); “A Tree Fell in the Forest, and No One’s There”, curated by Andre Chan, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2018–19); KOTODAMA, Para Site, Hong Kong (2018); and Self-Criticism – How Much Time Is Being Wasted?, curated by Lee Kit, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China (2017).
The artist’s first commercial solo exhibition, Day in, day out, was held at Rossi & Rossi London in 2017. It was accompanied by the publication of Short Stories, a hardcover monograph of her work from 2013 to 2017.
A finalist for the Hong Kong Human Right’s Art Prize in 2017. Wong was also selected for the artist support programme by soundpocket in 2013. She won the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award in 2013 and was a finalist for the Hong Kong Art Prize and the Griffin Art Prize in London that same year.
She graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art in 2012.