PROFILE 

 

Angelene Wong is a Singapore-born dance artiste and researcher whose extensive experience in the fashion system together with her lifelong pursuit of dance, have equipped her with a unique skill set that allows her to approach fashion, dance, and their intersections, in a creative and analytical way. Her research interests lie in this intersection between fashion and performance, with a focus on body politics and subjectivity. She is pursuing her PhD at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and has been awarded the NTU Research Scholarship. She is also currently co-authoring the book, Fashion, Identity and Image: 1990-2020 (to be published in 2022).

EDUCATION

PHD 

NTU RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP 2020-2024

School of Art, Design & Media,

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

2020 – current

MA FASHION STUDIES

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP 2017-2019

SUMMER RESEARCH GRANT 2018

Parsons Paris, The New School

Paris, France

2017 – 2019

 

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

DEAN’S LIST 2013 – 2014

School of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

2012 – 2016

 

STUDY EXCHANGE

University of California, Los Angeles

Departments of English and Musicology

California, USA

Jul – Dec 2015

 

FASHION STYLING & MEDIA SHORT COURSE

London College of Fashion 

London, UK

Jul 2014

PANELS/INTERVIEWS

Panelist at The Night Dance Talkshow 2020: "Unique Challenges Females Face as Dancers"

Panelist at Shine Now 2019 (Youth Conference in Singapore): "Going Global: Breaking Barriers through Dance"

Consultant to NUSGEM Team for The International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition 2018

EXHIBITIONS

LOCALITÉ KOCHÉ

The New School Parsons Paris Gallery, 2019, Paris

Researcher & branding consultant to Paris-based fashion brand, Koché

This exhibition presented a hypothetical concept selected by Christelle Kocher for Koché's first brick-and-mortar store, based on the brand's aesthetics and theoretical concepts on diversity and identity. 

OBJETS D’ÉTUDE: THE POLITICS OF THE STUDY COLLECTION IN THE FASHION MUSEUM

Le Coeur, Paris, 2018

Curator 

This exhibition by the Parsons Paris MA Fashion Studies programme in collaboration with ModeMuseum (Antwerp) explored the study collection and its capacity to enhance a discussion about the ideologies behind fashion in museums.

 

SHOWOFF: CREATIVE LABOUR IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Glassbox Gallery, Paris, 2017

Curator

This exhibition spotlighted the different figures and elements of labour involved in the creation of the fashion image to deconstruct notions of prestige, wealth, and precarity.

CONFERENCES

PAPER PRESENTATION: "THE GLOBAL CITY: SINGAPORE'S FASHION IDENTITY DECONSTRUCTED"

“Dis/Orienting Identity,” Parsons Paris Graduate Symposium

Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), Paris, 2018

EUROPEAN FASHION HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: "EUROPE AND FASHION: QUESTIONING IDENTITIES AND CULTURES"

Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), Paris, 2018

Assistant to organiser, Dr. Marco Pecorari

"DIS/ORIENTING IDENTITY", 3RD ANNUAL PARSONS PARIS GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), Paris, 2018

Organising committee

DANCE PROJECTS

 

[FORTHCOMING] "TRANSITIONS", 2020

Dance concept video

Choreographer & lead performer

[FORTHCOMING] "END OF THE WORLD", 2020

Pole dance concept video

Choreographer & lead performer

"THE DÉBUTANTE (UN)LOCKED: (NEVER GONNA) DANCE AGAIN", 2020 

Dance concept video

Dancer

"A PALÉ", 2020

Dance concept video directed by Krisha Balakrishnan

Dancer

"CONVULSIVE", 2018

Dance concept video directed by Zaihar.

Lead dancer

"LAMBANO", 2012

Contemporary dance performance directed by Maggie Koh & Yizhen Lim.

Lead dancer

DANCE AWARDS &

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BEST FEMALE DANCER AWARD​ | AUSTRALIA

United Dance Organisation (UDO) Street Dance Australian Championships, 2017

THE CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL | SINGAPORE

Performer, 2019

THE DÉBUTANTE | SINGAPORE

Dancer 2013 - present

An all-women street and contemporary dance team that has won titles in dance competitions in Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

  • All Babes Cineleisure Dance Battle 2019, SG — Champion

  • UDO Street Dance World Championships 2018, UK — 3rd

  • UDO Street Dance Australian Championships 2017, Aus — 1st

  • All Babes Cineleisure Dance Battle 2016, SG — 2nd

  • Singapore Dance Delight Volume 6, SG — Finalist

  • Gatsby Dance Contest 6th Asia Finals, JP — 2nd

  • Gatsby Dance Contest Singapore Finals 2014, SG — 1st

  • Asian Television Awards 2014 — Guest Performance

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Awards — Guest Performance

SLAP DANCE STUDIO | SINGAPORE

Pole art choreographer, instructor and performer 2016 - present

  • Asia Pole Championship 2016, 2017 — dancer

  • Student Showcase  2016, 2019 — choreographer

SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH | SINGAPORE

Dance programme organiser and instructor 2017

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE HOLLYWOOD DREAMS PARADE | SINGAPORE

Performer 2012

ACA HIP HOP | USA

Dancer 2015 - 2016

JITTERBUGS SWINGAPORE DEVELOPING ARTISTES PROGRAMME | SINGAPORE

Scholar 2011-2012

CONTACT

 

+65 90929969

angelenewongsf@gmail.com

angelenewong.net

PUBLICATIONS

​[Forthcoming Book] Fashion, Identity and Image: 1990 - 2020 

co-authored with Dr. Paul Jobling & Philippa Nesbitt

Exhibition Review: Margiela/Galliera 1989-2009

The Fashion Studies Journal

fashionstudiesjournal.org 

2018

 

Exhibition Review: Margiela, the Hermès Years,” 

The Fashion Studies Journal

fashionstudiesjournal.org 

2018

Regard(s) Mag

Launch at Le Coeur, Paris, 2018

Contributing writer and editor

This magazine by the Parsons Paris MA Fashion Studies students with Justin Morin (Revue Magazine) explores the state of fashion magazines today.

"A Magazine for the Senses, A Magazine for the Soul"

Regard(s) 

2018

"Mastering the Fashion Conversation" - Interview with Brune Buonomano

co-written with Abbygail Talao, Sharae Hamilton, Melissa Zuleta, and Ariel Stark.

Regard(s)

2018

Other Contributions

Parsons Paris MA Fashion Studies Blog, 2017-2018

Singapore Tatler Magazine, 2017

Departure Magazine, 2017

THESES

Master's Thesis 2019

"The Metamodernist Body: Reconsidering Time, Space and Free Will through Fashion-Dance Performance"

FASHION INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

JONATHAN COHEN STUDIO | PARIS FASHION WEEK 

Showroom Assistant, Oct 2017

TALBOT RUNHOF | PARIS FASHION WEEK

Backstage Assistant (Runway Show), Oct 2017

 

PANDORA JEWELRY SINGAPORE PTE. LTD 

Marketing Communications Assistant, Sep 2016 – Jan 2017

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG & VICTORIA BECKHAM | SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK
Event Organisation & Public Relations Assistant (Volunteer), 2015

NYLON MAGAZINE SINGAPORE

Editorial Assistant, May – Aug 2015

COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE SINGAPORE

Fashion Assistant, Dec 2014 – Jan 2015