In this talk, researcher Michelle Wong reflects on how her research and curatorial practices meet and find form in three projects she has been pursuing. They include the collective project Sightlines with artist Wei Leng Tay, the ensemble work with curator Kabelo Malatsie and artist Lantian Xie, and her research around Hong Kong’s art history through the personal archive of the late artist Ha Bik Chuen (1925-2009).
Michelle Wong lives and practices in Hong Kong. From 2012-2020, she was Researcher at Asia Art Archive, where she researched on histories of exchange and circulation through exhibitions and periodicals, and the personal archive of the late Ha Bik Chuen (1925-2009). She was Assistant Curator of 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016). She collaborates with artist Wei Leng Tay on the long term collective project Sightlines. Since Yokohama Triennale 2020, she works with curator Kabelo Malatsie and artist Lantian Xie, exploring how curatorial thinking expresses itself infrastructurally. She is currently a PhD student of Art History at The University of Hong Kong. Her writing has been published in Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945–1990 (2018), the journal Southeast of Now (2019), Oncurating and Ocula Magazine. She is the curator for the exhibition Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys, presented by Asia Art Archive at Tai Kwun Contemporary (2021).