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Prof. WONG Ashley Lee

Prof. WONG Ashley Lee

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Creative Media), City University of Hong Kong
M.A. (Culture Industry / Cultural Studies), Goldsmiths, University of London
B.F.A (Digital Image/Sound and the Fine Arts / Computation Arts), Concordia University, Montreal

About Prof. WONG Ashley Lee

Ashley Lee Wong is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has previously taught at City University of Hong Kong and Baptist University of Hong Kong. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at City University of Hong Kong working on the Cosmotechnics/Critical AI research project and as manager of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology and Technophany journal. She has worked internationally as a curator and producer and is Co-Founder and Artistic Director, MetaObjects, a studio that facilitates digital projects with artists and cultural institutions. 

Her research bridges theory and practice to ways of thinking and engaging in contemporary cultural economies for artists and practitioners working at the intersections of art and technology. Her work has published in academic journals including Screened Bodies, The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology, DATA browser, Curating Technologies, 2023, Visual Cultural Studies Journal, 2022, PARSE Journal, University of Gothenburg, 2019, APRJA, Aarhus University, 2018, and Marges, Université Paris 8, 2019; and a book chapter in Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries, University of Westminster Press, 2017.

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    • Art and Technology
    • Media Art Histories and Curating
    • Cultural Economies
    • Digital Cultures
    • Media and Cultural Studies
    • Philosophy of Technology
    1. Wong, Ashley. “Beyond Ownership: Sustaining Art as Cultural Processes”, DATA browser series, Curating Technologies, Vol. 10, 2023.
    2. Wong, Ashley. “NFTs and Digital Collectibles: Creating Systems of Ownership for Digital Objects”, Visual Cultural Studies Journal, Mimesis, 2022.
    3. Wong, Ashley. “Cyclic Existence, Iteration and Digital Transcendence: Lu Yang’s Live Motion Capture Performances”, Screened Bodies, The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology, Iss.7.1. 2022. 
    4. Wong, Ashley. “Artists as Enterprise: Incorporating as Forms of Organising Agencies”, In PARSE Journal, Iss 9, Spring 2019, University of Gothenburg.
    5. Wong, Ashley. “Confronting The Market: Media Art’s Venture into the Art Market”, In Art with (or without) the art market. Marges #28, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, Université Paris 8. Spring issue, 2019.
    6. Wong, Ashley. “Artists In The Creative Economy: Inoperative Modes of Resistance”, In: Christian Ulrik Andersen & Geoff Cox (eds), APRJA, 2018. Vol. 7, Issue 1, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture.
    7. Wong, Ashley. “Work In The Creative Economy: Living Contradictions Between the Market and Creative Collaboration”, In: Gandini A. & Graham J, Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. 2017.  London: University of Westminster Press. 
  • Curated Exhibitions
    1. Lu Yang’s Screen Bodies, China in the World Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 2022
    2. Curated exhibition, Open Systems Salon, Art Machines: International Symposium for Computational Art, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 2019
    Selected Projects (MetaObjects)
    1. Lu Yang - DOKU: The Binary World, networked live motion capture performance, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Opera House, 2022
    2. Sonic Topologies: Hong Kong, Multi-sensory interactive installation, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, 2021
    3. The Next Biennial Should be Curated by a Machine: Experiment AI-TNB, AI web project, Liverpool Biennial, 2021
    4. Ensembl  with Samson Young and Prof. Massimiliano Mollona, Blockchain prototype, DAOWO Initiative, Goethe-Institut London, Furtherfield/DECAL and Serpentine Galleries, 2021
    5. Fashion Asia, 10 Asian Designers to Watch, Virtual exhibition, Hong Kong Design Centre, 2020
    6. Wong Kit Yi: Magic Wands, Batons and DNA Splicers, bio lab, a.m. Space, Art Basel Hong Kong, 2018
  • Nominated, Hong Kong Dance Awards 2023, Outstanding Small Venue Production for Lu Yang – DOKU, The Binary World, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Opera House