|Indulge in the cathartic, crass and colourful world of animator Wong Ping as a part of OIAF21’s special screenings and retrospectives series.
“Wong’s work is very sophisticated, even though it looks as if it was made by the hand of a sweaty adolescent…[H]is retro cartoony style of animation diffuses the somewhat disturbing subject matter, engaging viewers in scenarios from which they may at first wish to recoil.”
– The New York Times on Wong Ping’s work
As a self-taught animator Wong’s videos take on a bright and childlike aesthetic, creating a light-hearted, humorous, and accessible approach to the deep psychological issues experienced by the protagonists in his films.
Born in Hong Kong, Wong received his BA from Curtin University, Perth, Australia in 2005. In 2018, he was the recipient of the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Arts Prize, and in 2019, he was one of the winners of The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Wong’s work is held in several permanent collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+, Hong Kong; KADIST, Paris/San Francisco; Fosun Art Foundation, Shanghai, among others. Wong was also jurist at OIAF20.
Learn more about the special screening of Wong’s retrospective here.