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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Mei Teng Wong

Show RCA work

  • December

    December, 2018

  • May

    May, 2018

  • May

    May, 2019

  • March

    March, 2019

Major project:

Just a Person Who Lives Honestly

It is a luxury to think about stopping. Showing that gestures are always accompanied with a bit of powerlessness. Because it is pushed forward, it is impossible even to ask for a pause.

In the open environment, watching the movement of the city, silently sizzling in a state of reaction. By displaying the process of a balloon going from expansion to contraction, this period explores the moment in which we are alive, the moving inner heart and moving desires, the moving people and the moving city. I did it when waiting for the balloon to become its biggest, and I did not do it when I wanted it most.

The balloon was painted, filled with air and then deflated – this short process of air is limited by the size of the balloon.


  • Mei Teng Wong was born and raised in Macau and is now currently based in London, Macau and mainland China.

    Her works emphasises the interplay between aesthetics and society, and discovers layers of ambiguous systems in the middle of the contemporary environment and the individual's perception. Forming alternative corresponding benefits from social phenomena, her practice constantly explores modern interpretation through existing mechanisms, the process of life and other matters, developing their aesthetic expression through installation, painting, moving image, etc.

  • Exhibitions

  • 'Ten Metaphors', SafeHouse, London, 2019; 'Sisyphus', Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; 'What a Relief', CGP Gallery, London, 2019; 'Queuing on Stairs' , The Crypt Gallery, London, 2019; 'Autumn Salon', All for Art, Macau, 2018; Macau Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 2018, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macau, 2018; 'Anomalous Forms' The Crypt Gallery, London, 2018; 'Double, Triple, Bubble, Quadruple', Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; International Women Artists' Association Exhibition of Fine Arts, Paris, 2016; 30th National Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macau, 2014; 'Autumn Salon', All for Art, Macau, 2013; International Women Artists' Association Exhibition of Fine Arts, Kumamoto, Japan, 2012; Form ‧ Color - Oil Painting Exhibition, Macao Museum of Art, 2011
Royal College of Art