Francis Ng (b. 1975) is an artist who strives to stretch the potential in his art and engage his audiences in an intellectual dialogue. In his creative explorations, his strong intellectual framework can manifest in conceptual works that are installation and photography based; or in a combination media that demonstrates his artistic repertoire in relation to contemporary issues surrounding art-making. Adept at harnessing the space offered by these mediums, he has created platforms on which he invites audience to respond to a myriad of spatial and identity concepts.
Ng has been celebrated globally for his thought provoking pieces and won a slew of accolades for his work in photography and three-dimensional work. Ng was the winner of both the Juror's Choice and the Grand Prize in the 2001/2002 Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, the only Singaporean and first photographer to win the Grand Prize. His work captures the relationship between the individual and his surroundings, and illustrated his talent in composition, image making through technology and a sensitivity for how objects relate in space and the environment. He also has clinched the 1st Prize in the 23rd UOB Painting of the Year Competition (Photography Category) in 2004. Ng was honored with the President's Young Talent award, the Japan Chamber Commerce and Industry award and the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award amongst others.
Since 2008, Ng serves as a member of the Arts Resource Panel of National Arts Council. Francis currently manages WOWWOWWOW, a conceptual platform that champions the cause for creative discourses amongst other consultative, academic, mentoring and curatorial positions and services.