Nicole Wong (b. 1990, Hong Kong) graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art in 2012.
Working beyond the bounds of any single medium, Wong adopts 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 together wordplay and double-entendre throughout her practice, Wong explores the connections between literal and connotative meanings. Wong’s works enter the realm of semiotics, using everyday objects and common materials to question the relationship between a sign’s physical form its meaning.
Wong has presented in notable international group exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Mami Kataoka, 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 (2017), Beijing, China.
Wong’s first commercial solo exhibition, Day in, day out, was held at Rossi & Rossi London in 2017, coinciding with the publication of ‘Short Stories’, a hardcover monograph of her work from 2013–2017.
Wong was a finalist for the Hong Kong Human Right’s Art Prize in 2017. In 2013, she was selected for the artist support programme by Soundpocket, won the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award and was a finalist in the Hong Kong Art Prize and the Griffin Art Prize in London.