Jo-Lene Ong

Jo-Lene Ong is an independent curator working from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She got her start in the field at the intersection of arts and social activism in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her interests are in deploying non-western epistemic paradigms and more embodied ways of knowing as modes of extending boundaries. Jo-Lene is co-curator of visual arts and theory at Other Futures, a multidisciplinary festival for science fiction and speculative visions of the world. She teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and recently co-edited Practice Space, a volume around locally embedded art initiatives. Jo-Lene was awarded the de Appel Curatorial Research Fellowship 2018-19 after completing their Curatorial Program 2017-2018. Recent exhibitions include unpacking the 3Package Deal (2020) for Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst; Elsewheres Within Here (2019) at Framer Framed, Amsterdam; SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia from 1980s – Now (2017) at the National Art Centre, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.