Graduate Lecture Series: Wong Kit Yi

When 3 Oct 2014
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Where San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States
Enquiry (415) 771-7020

Designed as an integral component of SFAI’s graduate curricula, the Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) puts students, alumni, and the general public in direct dialogue with major thought-leaders from the international community. The series relies on the critical exchange between guest and audience to promote a diverse and robust learning environment.

Superficial, Supernatural, or Superconceptual?

Wong Kit Yi interrogates social, cultural, and linguistic systems through video, sculpture, and performance. Influences on her work include her childhood in Hong Kong, ancient Chinese belief systems, issues of transculutrual self-identification, the quantification of intangible ideas, and the navigation of space through objects and color. Wong’s work has been exhibited most recently at P! gallery and the Queens Museum, both in New York. She was banned last summer from participation in the 2014 Xinjiang Biennale of International Contemporary Art by China’s Ministry of Culture.

In 2015, Wong will participate in an Arctic Circle expeditionary residency, which will take place ten degrees from the North Pole. She received Yale University’s Susan H. Whedon Award and CUHK’s Cheung’s Creative Award in Hong Kong, and was a finalist for the Sovereign Art Foundation’s Asian Art Prize. Her work has been reviewed in the New York TimesArt in AmericaChina DailyAsian Art NewsTime Out Hong Kong, and South China Morning Post. She speaks native Cantonese, fluent English, and hysterical Mandarin.

Image courtesy of the artist, and Queens Museum, NY

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