Justin Wong

b. 1997, lives and works in London

CONTACT

︎ info@chunyuewong.com
︎ instagram
︎ are.na/justin-wong


PRACTICE

Justin is an interdisciplinary designer working at the intersections of apparel design, ecology, and scholarship. Inspired by non-human ecologies and social formations of ungovernability, his practice explores avenues for forging more-than-human relations for mutual flourishing. Drawing from theories of race, animality, and political ecology, his research interrogates mechanisms that uphold White humanism and seeks to decolonize the racialized conception of the “human.” He is currently interested in tracing the spectral potentials of non-human actors, particularly at molecular and microbial scales.


EDUCATION

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA


CLIENTS + COLLABORATORS

Herschel Supply, Hong Kong Tatler, Kapok, MatchesFashion, Marni, Mr Porter, Six Lee, 
Wales Bonner
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SELECT WORK

2022 - An Index for AZOA-1, FAR-NEAR Volume 4
2021 - Lecture on Food and Abjection: Food Cosmogonies, hosted by The Gramounce and Barns Art Center, NY
2021 (ongoing) - Viral Abstractions
2021 - Animals and Epidemic Orientalism: Reconsidering the Taxonomies of Covid-19, FAR-NEAR, co-written with Diana Ryu and Rachel Wang
2019 - Diving for Pearls, BA-3
2018 - Obscured by Illusions, BA-2


EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES

2021 - Digital Diasporas Finalist. China Residencies & Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
2019 - BFA Fashion Show. SAIC, Chicago
2017 - 5354: Neither Here, Nor There. SUGs Gallery, Chicago
2016 - Artbash. SAIC, Chicago
2015 - Six With Six: A Retrospective Journey. Hong Kong


RESEARCH + MUSINGS

Molecular spectrality / futurist animisms /  chronotopian forms of ungovernability / 

︎ Currently reading:
Queer Phenomenology, Sara Ahmed
Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects, Jeffery Jerome Cohen
The Migrant Image, T.J. Demos
Eating in Theory, Annemarie Mol
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MADE TO MEASURE

︎ Rhizome trousers
︎ Rhizome vest
︎ Convertible skirt
︎ Orca miniskirt