Matthew Wong

1984 · Canada

Artist biography

Matthew Wong is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Canada, like other renowned artists such as Anders Oinonen, Shonagh Adelman, Stan Douglas, Robert Polidori, and Hannah Epstein. Matthew Wong was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Matthew Wong's work is available for viewing at Karma located in New York, the United States. Matthew Wong's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A Cloth Over a Birdcage at Château Shatto in Los Angeles, the United States. The exhibition was open from 26 July 2019 until 06 September 2019. Matthew Wong's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Karma in the United States (07 November 2019 - 04 January 2020) with the name Blue and GRIMM | New York in the United States (26 June 2019 - 01 August 2019) with the name Away in the Hill. Matthew Wong's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Plastic Surgery to look like you and took place at galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States from the 02 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Matthew Wong

Born in 1984, Matthew Wong grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

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Matthew Wong

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