BO WANG | 王 博


  • Heteroscapes
  • Brother Sharp Arrives Home
  • China Concerto
  • We Landed/I was Born/Passing by
  • Postcards from the Future
  • A Sip of Mao
  • Spectrum, or the Singapore Dan Flavin
  • Traces of an Invisible City
  • The Wangs
  • Ode to Infrastructure
  • One Six-Years
  • Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
  • Murmuring Debris & Leaves Silently Fall
  • Many Undulating Things
  • The Orbit
  • Song for the Dreamless
  • Divergent Memories of Tumen Shan-shui
  • Empress of China Revisits
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned
  • An Asian Ghost Story
  • Fountain of Interiors
  • BIO



    >> Current & Upcoming

    The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned (2022)
    Inventory of the Week
    Curated by Anca Rujoiu
    Organized by Solitide Project and the National Center for Dance Bucharest
    19:00 Tuesday 09.05.2023
    Sala Omnia, Bucharest, Romania


    Non-Fiction Journal Issue #5:
    The Obsolete and The Resurrected: Archaeological Cinema in Asia
    Edited by Pan Lu and Bo Wang

    In the form of video essay, scholarly research and diary-like writings, the authors in this edition respond to the tensions between the old and the new in cinematic media in the context of Asia in both 20th and 21st century.

    Non-Fiction #5 The Obsolete and The Resurrected: Archaeological Cinema in Asia features contributions from Timmy Chen, Kao Chung-li, Qin Dao, Rosalia Engchuan, Ruby Hsieh, Shota T. Ogawa, Ma Ran, Kim Soyoung, John Torres, Bo Wang, Pan Lu and Yu Araki.

    Non-Fiction is a journal from Open City Documentary Festival.


    >> Past

    An Asian Ghost Story (2023)
    ★★★ New:Vision Award, CPH:DOX 2023 ★★★

    “The winning film is a story told about presences haunting a city for its complex cultural, economical and sociopolitical histories that resonate in the city today. The wig becomes a phantom limb, an amputated part of the body that exists beyond human life and, unlike many people, has the privilege of traveling across borders, and living multiple lives. Exploring the liminality of the living and the dead, the film stages various oral histories, from factory stories to therapy sessions to karaoke. Impeccable, sophisticated and with great wit, the film we give the New:Vision Award to is ‘An Asian Ghost Story’, by Bo Wang.”

    - Jury Statement

    Upcoming screening:
    Marker Program, curated by Jesse Cumming, Hot Docs
    Friday April 28th, 2:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4, Toronto


    An Asian Ghost Story (2023)
    New:Vision Competition
    16:45 22.03.2023 Cinemateket, Copenhagen
    18:30 24.03.2023 Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen


    The 12th Seoul Mediacity Pre-Biennale II
    Curated by Rachael Rakes
    Dec 10-11, 2022
    Sat Dec 10, 20:10-30:30, Mountain and Water: Divergent Memories of Duman
    SeMA Seosomun 3F Project Gallery, Seoul


    Solo Exhibition:
    The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned
    Presented by LUX & Open City Documentary Festival
    Sep 7 - Oct 15, 2022
    LUX, London
    Closing Event: In Conversation with George Clark, 4pm Sat Oct 15 2022


    The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned
    Program: Songs from the Vacant Lot
    Curated by Ip Yuk-Yiu
    Image Forum Festival
    Tokyo: シアター・イメージフォーラム 9/19(MON) 11:00、9/21(WED) 21:00
    Kyoto: 京都みなみ会館 10/12(WED) 13:30


    Curated by Wang Yiquan
    Aug 7 - Sep 25, 2022
    SNAP, Shanghai


    Counter-Archives – Bo Wang in conversation with Tiffany Sia
    Open City Documentary Festival,
    Festival Hub, 11am Sat Sep 10, 2022


    Lonely Vectors
    Curated by You Mi, Kenneth Tay, Joella Kiu
    Singapore Art Museum
    Jun 3 - Sep 4, 2022
    Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore


    An Asian Ghost Story (2022)
    a new commissioned work as part of:
    Spinning East Asia Series II: A Net (Dis)entangled
    Curated by Weiwei Wang
    April 2 - Aug 7, 2022
    Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile, Hong Kong


    The Excerpts
    Curated by Call Again (Henry Heng Lu, Weibin Wang, and Winnie Wu)
    Images Festival, Toronto
    July 12, 5:00 am - 11:00 pm (EDT)


    The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned (2022)
    a new commissioned work as part of:
    Lustrous like plastic
    Curated by Junni Chen
    with Heman Chong, Christopher K. Ho, Bo Wang, and WangShui
    April 2 - May 29, 2022
    Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard College
    Annandale-on-Hudson NY, USA


    Kathmandu Triennale
    Curated by Cosmin Costinas, Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Hit Man Gurung
    Feb 11 - Mar 11, 2022
    Kathmandu, Nepal


    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings: A Screening with Bo Wang
    Some recent works related to Canton trade followed by a conversation with Matthew Shen Goodman
    Hosted by Triple Canopy & Asia Art Archives in America
    Jan 30, 1-2:30pm EST, 2022


    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    International Competition, Twilight Zone
    Arkipel - Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival
    Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2021
    Online & Offline


    I Could Not Recall How I Got Here
    with Musquiqui Chihying, Bo Choy, Lee Kai-Chung, Bo Wang, Chris Zhongtian Yuan
    Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2021
    Tabula Rasa Gallery, London


    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    The Body and the City
    Organized by Goethe Institut & Hong Kong Arts Centre
    Sep 9, 20:00, 2021
    Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre


    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Stories from the South
    Curated by Rosalia Namsai Engchuan
    July 17, 21:30, 2021
    bi'bak, Berlin


    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2019)
    The May 18 Democratic Uprising special program
    DMZ Docs On-line theater, Darak
    May 14 - 28, 2021


    Traces of an Invisible City: Three Notes on Hong Kong (2016)
    Space and Place
    Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival
    May 4, 5:40pm & May 8, 6:50pm
    SPOT Huashan A2


    Screening: Tumen Shan-shui (Work-in-progress), co-directed with Xiaoxuan Lu
    Elemental Relations: Thinking Ecologically through Artist Films and Videos
    Part II: Transnational Histories and Element
    Curated by Lukas Brasiskis, Weixian Pan and Xin Zhou
    April 14th, 6-8pm with Q&A, 2021


    The Happiest Place on Earth
    U Trativodu 184 (Prague, Czech Republic)
    Ruang MES 56 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
    GALLERY SOAP (Kitakyushu, Japan)
    February 7 - 21, 2021

    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2019)
    Chinese Language Competition II
    Beijing International Short Film Festival
    Dec 9, 5pm, 2020
    Goethe Institut, Beijing


    Everything You've Ever Wanted Is On the Other Side of the Planet
    Curated by Hitomi Hasegawa
    Dec 7 - Dec 26, 2020
    The Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, Vienna, Austria


    2020 On The Road
    Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Young Artists & Forum of Young Critics
    Dec 5 - Dec 16, 2020
    Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China


    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Thursday Cinema
    SALT, Istabul
    7pm, Nov 12- Nov 15, 2020,
    Online Screening accessible within Turkey


    Many Undulating Things (2019) + Becoming Alluvium (Thao Nguyen Phan, 2019)
    Reframe: The (In)Hospitable World
    Curated by Kiu-Wai Chu
    Asian Film Archive
    Nov 20, 2020, 8:00pm
    Oldham Theatre, Singapore


    Garden of Six Seasons
    Curated by Cosmin Costinas
    May 15 - Nov 15, 2020
    Para Site, Hong Kong
    Opening: May 15, 7-9pm

    Visuality and Spacetime: Art and Image Practice as Methods
    Lecture Series: Contemporary Art Research in Global Perspectives
    Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
    Moderator: You Yang; Lecture Series organized by: Song Xiaoxia
    Nov 5, 2020 18:30-21:30 (Beijing time)
    Please email for Tencent Meeting number


    An Impulse to Turn
    Curated by Huang Wenlong, Qian Mengni & Sun Gaorui
    Jun 6 - Oct 8, 2020
    Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing
    Opening: Jun 6, 2pm

    Live Conversation with Pan Lu & Huang Wenlong
    Jun 20, 3:30pm CST, Tencent Room # 508 895 756

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    New Narratives Film Festival
    Oct 9, 2020, 7pm
    Bopiliao Historic Block Screening Room
    Ln. 173, Kangding Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei


    The Exhibition (2015) & Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Sep 12, 2020, 8pm
    Aotu Space, Beijing
    Post-screening conversation with Pan Lu

    Golden Flow
    Curated by Yang Zi
    Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2020
    Aug 8 - Sep 6, 2020
    Chao Art Center, Beijing

    Summer Screening II:
    The Exhibition (2015) & Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017) & Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2019)
    Aug 15, 2020, 3pm
    Asia Art Center, M50, Shanghai

    Post-screening conversation with Zhou Xin

    Summer Screening:
    China Concerto (2012) & The Wangs (2016)
    Aug 8, 2020, 3pm
    Asia Art Center, M50, Shanghai

    A rose is a rose is a rose
    Curated by Zhou Xin
    Dec 20, 2019 - Jul 19, 2020
    How Art Museum, Wenzhou

    Opening Forum: Friday Dec 20, 6-8pm
    Panelists: He An, Shi Yong, Bo Wang, Yao Dajun & Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
    moderated by Wu Yan & Zhou Xin

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Top Docs, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    Online Exhibition: May 19-28, 2020

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Sundays for Hong Kong II, Berliner Festspiele
    Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
    Online Exhibition: Apr 9-May 7, 2020

    FAS Annual Group Exhibition x Rongyi Art Museum
    Curated by Huang Kui & Song Xi
    Dec 13, 2019 - Feb 20, 2020
    Rongyi Art Museum, 4F, No.371 Gaojing Rd, Shanghai
    Opening: 4pm, Dec 13, 2019

    The Orbit (2019)
    State of Motion
    Short Film Programme 1: The People We Revisit
    Asian Film Archive, Singapore
    Feb 1, 2020, 8pm, Oldham Theatre

    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2019)
    Wait & See, Perspectives
    International Film Festival Rotterdam
    The Netherlands
    Jan 24, 2020, 2:00pm, Kino 2
    Jan 31, 2020, 1:30pm, Kino 2

    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2019)
    Here Lead to All Roads
    Dec 21-25, 2019
    Chaoyang Cultural District, Beibei, Chongqing

    The Orbit (2019)
    A+ Contemporary @ 2019 Nanjing Art Fair International
    Dec 14-17, 2019
    Nanjing International Expo Centre Hall 2
    300 Jiangdong Middle Road, Jian'ou District, Nanjing

    Hong Kong Premiere
    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Doc: Asia - Truth & Testaments
    Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
    Sun Nov 3, 2:25pm, Broadway Circuit
    Fri Nov 15, 7:20pm, IFC
    Sun Dec 8, 1:00pm, Broadway Circuit

    Hot Flows: Pearl River Delta Arts Retrospective in Guangzhou
    Curators: Hu Bin, Noah Ng
    Program Researcher: Qu Chang
    Nov 8 - Dec 3, 2019,
    University Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou
    Opening Reception: Nov 8, 10am

    Immortality, The 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art
    curated by Xiaoyu Weng
    Sep 12 - Dec 1, 2019, professional preview: Sep 10-11,
    Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Asian Perspectives
    Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival
    Thu Nov 21, 1pm, with Skype Q&A
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art
    May 13, 2018 - Nov 18, 2019
    The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany

    Traces of an Invisible City: Three Notes on Hong Kong (2016)
    Collective City, thematic exhibition curated by Beth Hughes
    Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
    Sep 7 - Nov 10, 2019, Seoul, South Korea

    The Orbit (2019)
    Dream Video, West Bund Art & Design 2019
    Nov 7 - Nov 10, 2019, West Bund Art Center Hall A
    2555 Long Teng Ave, Xuhui District, Shanghai

    West Bund Forum: Vertigo, Joker and Toy Story
    Panelists: Bo Wang, Chen Xi, Jiang Cheng
    Nov 9, 1pm - 3pm

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Taiwan Documentary Film Festival in Thailand
    Shorts 3: Hong Kong Film Program
    Fri, Nov 1, 7pm & Sun, Nov 3, 5:30pm with skype Q&A
    Doc Lab Theater Warehouse 30, Bangkok, Thailand

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    ACC Cinematheque
    Oct 16, 3pm, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

    Hot Flows: Pearl River Delta Arts Retrospective in Macao
    Curators: Hu Bin, Noah Ng; Program Researcher: Qu Chang
    Aug 23 - Oct 13, 2019, Post-Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, Macao
    Opening Reception: Aug 22, 6:30pm.

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Nuances Now, DOKUARTS 12
    Oct 11, 6:30pm, German Historical Museum/Zeughauskino, Berlin

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Asiatica Film Festival
    In Competition, Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2019, Rome, Italy
    Screening: Oct 8, 4:00pm with Q&A, Nuovo Sacher, Roma

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    fARAD Documentary Film Festival
    Oct 2 - Oct 6, 2019, Arad, Romania
    Screening: Oct 5, 6:45pm with Q&A, Cinema Arta, Str. Vasile Alecsandri nr. 2, Arad

    11th DMZ Int'l Documentary Film Festival
    Sep 20-27, Ilsan, South Korea

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Asian Competition:
    Sep 21, 10am at Megabox Ilsanbellacita 103, with Q&A
    Sep 23, 11am at Megabox Baekseok Comport 6, with Q&A

    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2018)
    Forefront of Asian Documentary: Meet Asian Artists - Collaborative Projects with ACC
    with conversations between Jeon Sungkwon, Lee Jangwook, Vimukthi Jayasundara and Bo Wang
    Sep 25, 10am at Megabox Ilsanbellacita 102

    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Open City Documentary Festival (UK Premiere)
    Nominated for Open City Awards, presented to the film that exemplifies an author in control of their subject matter, craft and story.
    with Q&A, Thu 05 Sep, 20:30, 2019, Regent Street Cinema, London
    Panel: Research as Creative Practice, Thu 05 Sep, 12:00 at Festival Hub - Studio

    Screening and Talk: Chungking Global
    Co-presented by Asia Art Archive and Tai Kwun Contemporary
    Part I: Screening of excerpt from Many Undulating Things (2019), followed by a conversation with Bo Wang, Pan Lu, and Simon Soon.
    Part II: Panel with Roberto Castillo, Innocent Mutanga, Eunice Seng, and Ming Tiampo. Moderated by Alice Jim.
    Sat Aug 17, 11am-1:30pm, 2019, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

    The Orbit (2019)
    Group Exhibition: The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay
    curated by Leo Li Chen
    Jun 22 - Aug 18, 2019, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
    Lecture: Jun 20, 19:30, Fangsuo Commune, Guangzhou

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Throwing Out Bricks: Video Works from Shanghai and Hong Kong
    Jul 30, 6:30pm, 2019
    Stall O9 Cubao Expo, General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Manila

    Bo Wang: Song for the Dreamless
    Jul 6 - 16, 2019, Yell Space, Shanghai
    Opening Recption: Jul 6, 15:00-18:00

    Screening: Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Jun 29, 3pm, 2019
    Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Image Forum Festival 2018 in Fukuoka, Program C
    11:00 June 21 & 11:00 June 23, 2019
    The Fukuoka City Public Library Movie Hall Cine-La, Fukuoka, Japan

    East Asia Film and Inquiry
    Panel: The Power of Image- Traces of History
    Speakers: Pan Lu, Paul Yeung, Kuo Li-hsin & Bo Wang, moderated by Cheung Tit Leung
    May 25, 2019, 1:00pm, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

    Lecture: Visuality, Space and the Art Practices as Research Methods,
    May 20, 7pm, 2019, Drawing Building B208
    Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    May 14, 12:00, 2019, Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool
    Pan Lu will be giving a lecture 'Forgetting the unforgettable: monument and the changing spaces of war memory in Greater China' on the same day at 6pm.

    World Premiere
    Many Undulating Things (2019)
    Compétition Internationale Burning Lights, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
    16:15 April 11, 2019, Capitole Leone, Nyon
    16:00 April 12, 2019, Salle Colombière, Nyon


    Essay Film Festival 2019
    Traces of an Invisible City (2016) & Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings (2017)
    Mar 30, 16:00, 2019, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cinema One, London

    Murmuring Debris and Leaves Silently Fall (2018)
    ACC Cinema Fund Premier
    Feb 27, 14:00, 2019, Theatre 3, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

    11th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision
    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    Feb 11/19/22,18:30, 2019

    Unidentified Landscape Hotel Asia Project 2019
    Jan 18-20, 2019, Barrak, Okinawa, Japan

    Divergent Memories of Tumen Shan-shui
    talk with Xiaoxuan Lu
    Nov 24, 2018, 16:10, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
    What to let go? | Para Site International Conference 2018

    China Concerto (2012) & Dimanche à Pékin (1956)
    Oct 15, 2018, 20:00
    BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts
    Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    Honored to have China Concerto screened together with Chris Marker's 1956 film Dimanche à Pékin (Sunday in Peking) as part of retrospective "Chris Marker, Memories of the Future" @ BOZAR.

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    @East Asian Experimental Competition, 32nd Image Forum Festival
    ★★★ Award for Excellence ★★★
    Theatre Image Forum (TOKYO): 8/7 13:00 Program C
    Spiral Hall (TOKYO): 8/11 16:20 Program C
    Lumen Gallery (KYOTO): 8/25 19:00 Program C
    Yokohama Museum of Art (YOKOHAMA): 9/16 16:30 Program C
    Aichi Arts Center (NAGOYA): 9/29 16:30 Program C

    Infrastructural Territory: The Spatial Foundation of National Discourse
    Jun 30 - Sep 9, 2018
    OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Two Channel Video Installation at Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China
    Dec 15, 2017 - Mar 17, 2018
    Building A1, Floor 2, Nantou Walled City, Shenzhen