Monica Ong


Member Since September 17, 2003


As an artist in new media, Monica Ong Reed questions the social hierarchies and gender roles of her multi-cultural upbringing in multi-media installations and interactive narratives. Her research in China and the Philippines investigates the question of honor in the landscape of family coming to terms with the realities of againg, illness and death. She creates art as witness to the clashing of the clinical and culture, the ambivalence towards both medical and mystical beliefs, as well as the dis-ease of secrecy and silence, simmering in the bloodlines of family.