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 and the Wellington City Council Public Art Fund in 2012 and 2014.
Forthcoming show at Playstation, October 2018.
Private Investigations, 3 video interviews conducted in Taipei, Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington, 27 Sept - 14 Oct
Kind of Blue, Masons Screen, Wellington 27 May - 26 June
The Order of Things, 35 page A4 Feng Shui audit of the Waikato Museum, New Zealand Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, 3 Sept - 4 Dec
Mokopuna Island Project, one day performative work on Wellington Harbour, 14 March
Mokopuna Island Project, 3m 26s video documentation of a one day performance on Wellington Harbour. Part of the Now we make our own TV/Nam June Paik video series, Odessa, Ukraine, 21 November
Brighter Future, 7m 25s video filmed outside New Zealands first state house in Strathmore, Wellington, projected on to the side of the Embassy Theatre. Wellington Fringe Festival, 10 February
Brighter Future, 7m25s video filmed outside New Zealands first state house in Strathmore, Wellington, shown at the Translucent Landscapes Group Show, Wellington 1-22 March
2010 Flying Paper, 1h36m24s slow motion video, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Ten Year Anniversary Show, Curated by Siv B. Fjærestad, 1 – 26 July
2009 Monument to Marx, (we should have spoken more), Sculpture 2.4 x 1.1 x .8m, A Place in Space MFA show, Wellington October