Graduate Lecture Series
October 3, 2014
Superficial, Supernatural, or Superconceptual?
Wong Kit Yi interrogates social, cultural, and linguistic systems through video, sculpture, and performance. Influences in her work include her childhood in Hong Kong; obstacles of self-identification; impossible quantifications of intangible ideas; and the navigation of space through objects and color. Wong’s work has recently been exhibited at The Queens Museum and P!, New York; and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Time Out Hong Kong.
Wong was recently banned from participation in the 2014 Xinjiang Biennale of International Contemporary Art by China’s Ministry of Culture. In 2015, she will participate in an Arctic Circle expeditionary residency, which will take place ten degrees from the North Pole. She is the recipient of Yale University’s Susan H. Whedon Award, Cheung’s Creative Award (Hong Kong), and was a finalist for The Sovereign Art Foundation’s Asian Art Prize. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ChinaDaily, Asian Art News, Time Out Hong Kong, and South China Morning Post. She speaks native Cantonese, fluent English, and hysterical Mandarin.