Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher. They are currently residing in Queens, NY. They received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Their work, which is deeply impacted by the social events coded by the “educational information system,” poses questions about the current political environment. Their research-based process usually takes the form of large scale installations involving science research and multiple journalistic perspectives through which they challenge key issues of the day using complex narratives that synthesize the past with the present.
They have been the subject of solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation (New York), Artericambi Gallery (Verona), Gertrude Gallery (Stockbridgeand), and Chashama (New York). Their work has been included in Queens Museum, RISD Museum, SFMOMA, Minnesota Street Project, Spring/Break, ARTISSIMA, Make Room Gallery and Rubber Factory Gallery. They have also received fellowships/residencies from Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Triangle art association, Mass MOCA Studio,Vermont Studio Center, Gibney Performance Center, and Lighthouse Works.
The LES Studio Program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.