Adrian Wong was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1980. Originally trained in research psychology with a Master’s degree from Stanford University, Wong later began making and exhibiting work in San Francisco while conducting experiments on young children. He continued his postgraduate studies at Yale University and received an MFA in 2005. Relying heavily on a research-based method, his installations, videos, and sculptures draw from varied subjects and explore the intricacies of his relationship to his environment – experientially, historically, culturally – through the filter of fantastical or fictionalised narratives. These organic and open-ended artefacts of his process often involve a collaborative engagement with the subjects.
Wong has been based in Hong Kong since 2005. He is the co-founder and director of Embassy Projects, an arts consultancy and independent production studio in Hong Kong. His recent exhibitions include the travelling exhibition Troglodyte See the Light, A Passion for Creation for Louis Vuitton Fondation pour la Création, and Hong Kong Eye at Saatchi Gallery. His videos have been screened at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, and Kunsthalle Wien. He is the winner of the 2013-14 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. His work is included in the Uli Sigg Collection (Lucerne), the Dominique and Sylvain Levy Collection (Paris), the Kadist Foundation Collection (San Francisco), Hong Kong Museum of Art Collection (Hong Kong), M+ Museum Collection (Hong Kong), and the private collections of William Lim (Hong Kong) and Hallam Chow (Hong Kong).