Ong Keng Sen
Singapore ~ Republic Of Singapore
Ong Keng Sen is a former member of the Awards Committee and the artistic director of TheatreWorks (Singapore). He is a well-known performance director and has actively contributed to the evolution of plural Asian aesthetics, as well as the subsequent transglobalisation of these aesthetics in contemporary arts. He studied intercultural performance with New York University, and holds a law degree. An important part of his work is creating processes (The Flying Circus Project) as well as research with emerging artists. He founded and curated the In-Transit festival (ongoing till today) for the Haus der Kulteren der Welt in Berlin from 2001-3. He has taught in many universities including Das Arts, UCLA, the University of Amsterdam and continues as Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore. He is also the founder of Arts Network Asia which enables collaborative projects in Asia through microgrants. A Fulbright Scholar, Keng Sen was awarded the prestigious Fukuoka Prize 2010 for his work in Asian contemporary performance.