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Royce Ng is an artist based in Hong Kong. He often works with the anthropologist Daisy Bisenieks in the collective Zheng Mahler

ROYCE NG

Born in Australia, 1983
Lives and works in Hong Kong
website: www.royce-ng.com, www.zhengmahler.com
email: soloroyce@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2006-2010    BFA major painting from RMIT Melbourne
2002-2005    BA major art history at the University of Melbourne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   'Mutual Aid', Royce Ng & Daisy Bisenieks, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2014   'A Season in Shell', Royce Ng & Daisy Bisenieks, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland 
2013    'The Somali Peace Band Project', Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS

2017
'Kishi the Vampire', IMPAKT FESTIVAL, Amsterdam, Netherlands
'Kishi the Vampire', SpielArt Festival, Munich, Germany
Ghost of Showa , National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, South Korea
Deep Water 3D, AFI Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Deep Water Art Central, Hong Kong
Ghost of Showa , Theatre der Welt, Hamburg, Germany

2016
Creative Operational Solutions, Para Site, Hong Kong
The Transcultural Classroom, Museum fur Kunst und Gerwerbe Hamburg, Germany
Deep Water, Holy Motors, Hong Kong
Histories of a Global Hub, Suzhou Documents, Suzhou, China
'Kishi the Vampire', Zurcher Theatre Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
Transgression and Syncretism, Asian Arts Theatre, Gwangju, South Korea

2015
NEWYORKPOSTETPREFIGURATIF (Before and After New York)',
Performa 15: New Visual Arts Performance Biennale, New York City, USA

2012
Communitas, Bild Museum, Umea, Sweden
Garden of Learning, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Roundtable 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

2011
Cats Cradle, Artspace Ugro, Gwangju, South Korea
Nihon Choguk Tomodachi Bijyutsu Ten, Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Japan
Nomads on Vacation: a musical in seven parts, Kunsthalle Gwangju, South Korea
Sing the Fruits of Our Labour Lotte Gallery, Gwangju, South Korea

2010
Somali Peace Band, Kuona Trust Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Reverse Engineering, Sunshine and Grease Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009
Mozambique, Platform: Kimusa, Seoul, South Korea
Hanging Altar, Ne’Na residency exhibition space, Chiangmai, Thailand
Paper Magic: Asia/Pacific Paper Exchange Project, National Gallery of Thailand
Magical Thinking Changdong National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

2008
Drawing Ceremony, Yogiga Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2007 Mechanical Kingdoms, The Narrows, Melbourne, Australia

2006
Death and Preservation, Viewing Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

2011--WTF Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2011--Gwangu Design Bienalle, Gwangju, South Korea
2011--Lowrise, Seoul, South Korea
2010--Moonji Cultural Institute, Seoul, South Korea
2010--Duriban, Seoul, South Korea
2007--Gertrudes, Melbourne, Australia
2007--TOKYO at FLO UNION at the Pink Cow
2007--TOKYO at Ekoda Flying Teapot
2007--TOKYO at Fall Shop Gallery
2007--OSAKA at Namba Bears
2007--KOBE at Helluva Lounge
2007--TOKYO at Ekoda Flying Teapot
2007--at the afterdark, Melbourne, Australia
2007--at Hell's Kitchen Melbourne, Australia
2006--at the Melbourne, Australia
2006--at ding dong Melbourne, Australia
2006--at the old bar Melbourne, Australia
2006--at click click Melbourne, Australia
2006--at the birmingham Melbourne, Australia
2006--at vice party Melbourne, Australia
2006--at the birmingham Melbourne, Australia

AWARDS

Nominated for ZKB acknowledgement prize 2016, Zurich Theatre Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
Nominated for ZKB audience prize 2016, Zurich Theatre Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland

RESIDENCY

2011    Artspace MITE Artists Residency Program, Gwangju, South Korea
2010    Kuona Trust Artists Residency Program, Nairobi, Kenya
2009    Ne’Na Artist Residency Program, Chiangmai, Thailand
2009    Changdong Studio Residency at the National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

LECTURES, SYMPOSIUMS, WORKSHOPS

2017    Guest lecturer at the Bauhaus School of Art, Weimer, Germany
2017    Guest lecture, Hong Kong School of Art, MFA program
2016   'Encounters at the Border' Chinese Theatre Works salon series The Culture Centre, NYC, USA
2016   Artist Talk with Daisy Bisenieks and Roger Buergel in 'Was ist Kritik? symposium at ZHDK, Zurich, Switzerland
2015    Performa 'Masterclass' with Daisy Bisenieks, Kuang Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplan, Irungu Mutu, Adrienne Edwards, NYC, USA
2015   'Documenta 60' symposium with Roger Buergel, Okwui Enwezor, David Joselit and Ruth Noack, Kassel, Germany
2014    Artist Talk with Daisy Bisenieks at the symposium 'When the Present Begins', Rietsberg Museum, Zurich
2014    Artist talk with Daisy Bisenieks for the opening of the solo exhibition 'A Season in Shell' at the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich
2013    Particpant in the symposium 'Social Utopias and Social Agency' at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2013    Blender 3D modeling workshops with secondary school students and T-Shirt making workshop with Fitzroy Primary School
2013    Artist Talk at the Foxtel Hub at the Melbourne Festival 2013
2012    Artist Talk at the Learning Council workshop for the 2012 Busan Biennale:Garden of Learning
2012    Artist Talk at Samuso as part of the Victorian Government symposium on cultural exchange between Victoria and South Korea
2010    Artist Talk as part of the Kuona Trust Artist Residency program, Nairobi
2009    ASEAN delegate and Teacher at UN funded ‘Art for All’ art camp for mentally disabled and handicapped children from Thailand
2009    Art Instructor at Visit Our Friends camp in Potuburi, Thailand/Cambodia border

BIBLIOGRAPHY

'Manchukuo and the Northeast Asian Modern: A Performative Museum enacted in/as Royce Ng's 'Kishi the Vampire' by You Mi, Yishu, July/August 2017
'Mutual Aid' by Roife Rosenmeyer, Frieze Magazine (online) 27th July 2016
'Zheng Mahler', Aperture Magazine, 221, Winter 2015, pp. 112-117
'Roger Buergel, director of the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich, on A Season in Shell by Daisy Bisenieks and Royce Ng', Spike Art Quarterly, Spring 2015, pp. 38-40

CURATORSHIP

Co-curator of 'Reverse Engineering' at Sunshine and Grease Gallery, Melbourne Australia, 2010
Co-curator of group exhibition ‘Paper Magic: International Paper Art Exhibition’ at the National Gallery of Thailand, 2009

PROFESSIONAL

Artist working for the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich commissioned by Roger M. Buergel (2013-2016)
Founder of 'Mobile Rekodi Situdio' initiative in Nairobi, Kenya which offers free music recording facilities to musicians living in the Kibera slum.
Awarded grant by Australian-Thailand Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009
Awarded RMIT Arts Union Grant twice in 2009