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Dr. Keng Sen ONG is an artist-curator and educator. Apart from creating renown productions, Ong founded the Arts Network Asia, and the international Curators Academy in T:>Works, Singapore.

Since 2019, he has evolved the Young Curators Academy at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. In 2021, he was the Artistic Director of the Prince Claus Funds’ 25-hour Festival to commemorate its 25 years of existence.

His seminal work was the nomadic artist residency, The Flying Circus Project, traveling international artists through Asia, sharing their contexts amongst themselves and young people in the local sites.

Ong was the Founding Festival Director of the all-new Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) from 2013-2017. He holds a Ph.D. Performance Studies from New York University Tisch School of Arts.