Mike Ting

b. 1968

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

The Restoration (solo), Play_Station, Wellington
Personal Growth, MEANWHILE, Wellington

Private Investigations, MEANWHILE, Wellington
Masons Screen, Wellington

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

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

Brighter Future, Wellington Fringe Festival, Wellington
Brighter Future, Translucent Landscapes, Wellington

Flying Paper, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

A Place in Space, Massey University, Wellington