Cindy Sio Ieng Ng 吳少英


Cindy Ng was born in Macao in 1966 and was raised in Hong Kong. Having spent much of her early adult life in Taiwan, she has lived and worked in Beijing since 2007.


Cindy Ng explores the life of ink through a variety of forms, including video, photography, and performance. She never abandons any medium, instead returning to different media at later stages. Ink is both a constant and a fascinating variable – as she describes it: “Ink’s personality mutates depending on the medium in which it is utilized.” Through experimentation, repetition and a pioneering spirit, Cindy Ng has become not just a master of abstract ink, but a master of ink’s corollaries and descendants; she mixes materials, changes temperatures, consistencies, and thicknesses. Like a film director, she co-ordinates, meticulously plans, rehearses, and executes ink in such a way that she becomes actor as well as director, finally becoming one with the ink itself.


Cindy Ng’s artworks may be seen at the Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai, Peninsula Hotel in Paris, and Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. Cindy Ng’s solo exhibitions include Spring Tide, Chi Ni Gallery, Taipei (2018), Flowing Light, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing (2017) and Romantic Rhythm, Another Art Centre, Beijing (2016). She has regularly shown her work with Ora-Ora at Art Basel Hong Kong, including in 2021, where she presented ground-breaking NFTs, Flower 01 #1/5 and Flower 01 #2/5. Group exhibitions at Ora-Ora include Lagom (2020) and Amplified (2018), a joint exhibition with Juri Markkula.