Born in Huwei, Taiwan, Hong-Kai Wang is an artist, researcher and educator based in Vienna and Taipei. She is currently a PhD in Practice candidate at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
The process of Wang’s research-based practice is profoundly informed by the unceasing tension between languages, ideologies, identities and knowledge regimes she experienced growing up on an island long plagued by histories of colonialism. It is situated at the intersection of aesthetic, discursive and knowledge production, often concerned with politics of missing knowledges resulted by encounters between histories, lived experience and power. Through experimenting with modes of listening, organizing pedagogy as temporary gatherings, mobilizing collaborative sociality as performance, and encouraging alterior bodily interpretations, Wang’s practice often seeks to forge unlikely affiliation beyond received chronologies and geographies in the milieu of art and discourse making as well as studying and teaching in art. Her works span performance, installation, workshop, publication, sound work, etc.
Wang has presented her practice internationally at Documenta 14, Taipei Biennial, Parasophia Kyoto International Festival Contemporary Culture, Liquid Architecture, Kunsthall Trondheim, Museum of Modern Art New York, Taiwan Pavilion, the 54th Venice Biennale among others.
Wang is currently part of the MFA Music/Sound Faculty of Bard College.