Francis Ng delves into the process of self-negotiation between the individual & spaces - historical
spaces, in-between spaces, and non-spaces within the confines of a chosen site. Ng hopes to give
a voice to the silenced sites through highlighting the necessities of constant changes to spaces, and
how these changes will in turn affect people and alter the social fabric in his practice. Gilded
moments #2, a gestural work that cherishes transience and transcendence, captures the essence of
fleeting golden moments, a commentary on era-specific pursuits and their inherent impermanence.
Making its mark through expressive and unconstrained strokes, it remains ideologically rooted in its
inherent elemental materiality, a free-spirited attempt to capture the nuances brought about by gold
as an elemental metal, coexisting but primus inter pares in an established order.
Ng has exhibited worldwide. Significant exhibitions include ArteFACT (2016), Singapore Biennale 2016; The Singapore Show: Future Proof (2012), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; 2010 Asia Contemporary Art / Now & Next, Gwangju National Museum, South Korea; Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves (2007), ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany; 5th Gwangju Biennale (2004), Gwangju, South Korea; Singapore Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Venice, Italy. His sculpture, I WAS HERE (2004), has been on show at the National University of Singapore since 2007 and has become an iconic part of tourism in Singapore. Ng currently lives and works in Singapore.