ART DÜSSELDORF • 11.04.–14.04.2024

We are pleased to participate in Art Düsseldorf again this year with a solo presentation featuring Caroline Wong.

Caroline Wong (b. 1986, Malaysia) creates works in which female desire takes centre stage. Excess and sensuality find their expression in color and form. Plot and painting style mold together to create environments in which restraint and conventions fade into archaic remnants. Instead of holding back, the artist creates scenes of female empowerment, which – on a larger scale – also serve as a nod to the ephemerality of life. The works combine both the medium of drawing and painting, thus shaking up the hierarchy of genres. Wong’s use of pastel adds another layer of unorthodoxy, as its traditionally saccharine and delicate qualities are reinscribed with boldness and exuberance.

Wong graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2021. She also obtained a Diploma in Contemporary Portraiture from The Art Academy in 2018. Awards include the Drawing Room Biennial Bursary Award (2021), The Society of Women Artists Derwent Art Prize (2018), and the Liberty Specialty Markets Art Prize (2018). She was also selected for the Castello San Basilio residency, Pisticci, IT (2023).

Selected solo exhibitions include: A Many-Splendoured Thing, Rusha & Co., Los Angeles, US (2023), Artificial Paradises, Soho Revue, London, UK (2022), and Cats and Girls, Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2022). Selected group exhibitions include You Were Bigger than the Sky, You Were More than Just a Short Time Gallery Belenius, Stockholm, SE (2023), In the Land of Cockaigne, Quench Gallery, Margate, UK (2022), Drawn Out, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021), Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021).

Wong’s upcoming shows in 2024 include solo exhibitions Picnics and Parties, at Gallery Belenius, Stockholm, SE, and Hungry Women at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK. Her work will also be shown at the Drawing Biennial 2024, Drawing Room, London, UK.

Caroline Wong, born 1986 in Malaysia, lives and works in London.