© 2019 Hidden Space

Isabella NG (HK)
The body is resting  in a room with a view, 2014
performance documentation at The Heavenly Museum, Hong Kong
framed digital photograph on metallic photo paper 
Heavenly Objects #34-39, 2014
(Part of The Heavenly Museum collection)
 
Installation view at Sailor Neptune Part 1, Neptune, Hong Kong

Bio

Isabella Ng's practice engages the human body as the subject of mutual discovery, care, and resistance. Using transcendence as a framework, she composes, through performance, acts of intimacy; acts of imagined romantic affairs and acts of constructed realities. She also utilises objects with perceived transcendental values, to explore meaning through experiments, tests and acts. In this context, transcendence has the potential to become a state of temporal fulfilment for the audience.

Ng has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, US and an MFA from RMIT Australia. She has performed in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US.

Selected Performances & Exhibitions

2018

Fan Death in Bedroom, Bedroom, Hong Kong

Social Transformations, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2017

Enduring Reality Part 2: By the Mountain by the Sea, 山盟海誓, Hidden Space, Hong Kong 

Sailor Neptune Part 1: Isabella Ng and Christian Thompson, curated by Inti Guerrero, Neptune, Hong Kong

 

2015

Bruising the way we move, various locations, Hong Kong

Burning, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2014 

Port of Call, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Singapore

That which can be imagined, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2013

People who need people, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Why can’t love be enough?, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

Nothing can heal me but your secret loveHong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

The way you used to say I love youThe Heavenly Museum, Hong Kong

2012

Entering the Apartment, The Heavenly Museum, Hong Kong

2011

Thank You Art 11, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

 

2010

New Blood, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, US

Art On Track, Moving Art Gallery, CTA Chicago, US

Waiting for tonight, Waiting for tonight, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, US

False Anatomy, LVL3, Chicago, US 

A bridge by a hill son a pond, Monument 2 Gallery, Chicago, US

LAB, around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, US

2009

New Blood 2, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, US

Version Fest, McGuane Park, Chicago, US

 

2008

New Blood 1, Links Hall, Chicago, US

School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Thesis Exhibition, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, US

2007

Looptopia, Chicago, US

Communication Collaboration, Chicago US

Flux, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, US Rainbow under construction, Mr. Elegant Gallery, Chicago, US

2006

Paper Tiger, Three Seasons Gallery, Chicago, US

Futon, Mr. Elegant Gallery, Chicago, US