Lih-Lan Wong  graduated in 2015 with a bachelor and master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Art and a foundation course in Cultural Anthropology.

In the final year of her degree Lih-Lan set out the course for her professional and curatorial practice. She contributed to various exhibitions at the prominent artist-run project space W139 in Amsterdam and to the Moengo Festival of Visual Arts in Surinam and shaped educational projects for the EYE film museum related to exhibitions such as If We Ever Get to Heaven of William Kentridge. Lih-Lan was invited to rejoin the gallery in May 2015, this time as a co-curator for the Collaborative Spirit exhibition, which included works by William Kentridge, Lehlogonolo Mashaba and Mongezi Ncaphayi. She was one of the two curators of the ninth NMAG pop-up gallery in Tehran in May 2016.

Lih-Lan’s critical eye, strong writing and energetic attitude ensured that our ways could not part there and she was appointed co-curator and project manager. Her practice continues to focus on non-Western art and on projects that have the aim to foster cross-cultural exchange and counter a dominance of a Western visual language. In addition to the work she does at NMAG, she manages and coordinates exhibitions at W139 and writes for different media such as Africanah.org.

Follow Lih-Lan’s discoveries on Instagram @lihlanwong

© Neeltje de Vries

© Neeltje de Vries