Ashley Wong

Postdoctoral Research Associateat City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
Focus area: Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Economics

Ashley Lee Wong, PhD is a researcher and curator based in Hong Kong. She is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of MetaObjects, a studio facilitating digital projects with artists and cultural institutions. She completed a PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong with a thesis titled "Emergent Economies of Art and Technology: Modes of Making, Circulating and Organizing in the Contemporary Condition". She completed an MA at Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA at Concordia University, Montreal. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology and City University of Hong Kong, and has worked in London as Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition, the online platform for distributing digital limited editions by contemporary artists. Her unique experience gives her deep insight into the international developments and opportunities for artists working in art and technology.

As a researcher, she has presented in the Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2021; Art Machines 2, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 2021; Digital Environments Forum, Asia TOPA, University of Melbourne, 2020; Research Values, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, 2018; Art With or Without the Art Market Symposium, Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris, 2018; Media Art and the Art Market Symposium II, Ars Electronica, Linz, 2017; amongst others. She has published in PARSE Journal, Iss 9: Work, Spring 2019, University of Gothenburg; "Artists In The Creative Economy: Inoperative Modes of Resistance", APRJA, Vol.7, Iss. 1, Aarhus University, 2018; Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries, edited by James Graham and Alessandro Gandini, University of Westminster Press, 2017; and to the book Creative Space: Art and Spatial Resistance in East Asia, edited by Yuk Hui and DOXA, Roundtable Synergy Books, 2014.