Mike Ting

Mike Ting is a Wellington-based artist and writer who is interested in how state power affects the individual mentally and physically. His work also explores independent thinking as a form of resistance. His work uses history, humour and the absurd as a means of social critique. He is currently working towards a PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, the subject of which is the relationship between ethics and emotions. Mike attained an MFA (distinction) from Massey University in 2010 and has received grant awards from Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council Public Art Fund, and the Asia New Zealand Foundation in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Selected Exhibitions
2018
The Restoration, Play_Station Gallery, Wellington
Personal Growth, Meanwhile Gallery street window Wellington

2017
Private Investigations, Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington
Kind of Blue, Masons Screen, Wellington

2016 
The Order of Things, New Zealand Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

2015
Mokopuna Island Project, one day performative work on Wellington Harbour
Mokopuna Island Project, video documentation of a one day performance on Wellington Harbour, part of Now we make our own TV/Nam June Paik video series, Odessa, Ukraine

2012
Brighter Future, Wellington Fringe Festival, Wellington
Brighter Future, Translucent Landscapes Group Show, Wellington

2010 
Flying Paper, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

2009 
Monument to Marx, (we should have spoken more), A Place in Space, Massey University, Wellington