Wong Ping’s first major solo exhibition in the UK further proves why he's earned a coveted spot on the 2019 Generation T list

Today, Hong Kong artist and 2019 Generation T honouree Wong Ping opens his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. The show, titled Wong Ping: Heart Digger, features a series of Wong’s signature seductive animations and installations, and will run until September 15 at the Camden Arts Centre (CAC).

Last year, Wong won the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Arts Prize, which was created by CAC and Frieze London to nurture and celebrate emerging artists. The winner gets the opportunity to stage a major show at CAC.

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Above Wong Ping. (Courtesy of the artist)

Wong earned a spot on this year’s Generation T list for representing Hong Kong youth with his boundary-breaking art, which examines societal problems and explores themes of politics, power, violence and repression.

Viewers are sometimes uncomfortable or amused when they first watch Wong’s animations, many of which are sexually explicit. But critics have praised his fearlessness in tackling taboo topics and questioning social norms.

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Above Wong Ping, still from Wong Ping’s Fables 1 (2018). (Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery and the artist)

This show at CAC is only the latest in a string of successes for Wong. From humble beginnings—he taught himself animation and posted his first videos to YouTube and Vimeo in 2010—Wong has gained both critical and commercial success.

He’s been commissioned to create works for Prada and Nowness, among other collaborations, and has had his work shown by major museums, including Hong Kong’s M+ and the Guggenheim in New York. Watch this space.

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