PROFILE 

 

Angelene Wong is a scholar and independent artiste 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, progressive, and analytical way. Her key research interests include issues of embodiment, and the interdisciplinary space between fashion and performance. Her Master’s thesis, “The Metamodernist Body: Reconsidering Time, Space and Free Will through 21st Century Fashion-Dance Performance,” acts on these interests to theorise the nature of embodiment and social relations in metamodernism as they manifest in fashion performance and imagery. She will be 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).

PORTFOLIO

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kfmmdl58uhfnctr/PhD%20Portfolio_Angelene%20Wong.pdf?dl=0

CONTACT

 

+65 90929969

angelenewongsf@gmail.com

angelenewong.net

EDUCATION

MA FASHION STUDIES

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP 2017-2019

SUMMER RESEARCH GRANT 2018

Parsons Paris, The New School

2017 – 2019

 

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

DEAN’S LIST 2013 – 2014

Nanyang Technological University

2012 – 2016

 

STUDY EXCHANGE

University of California, Los Angeles

Departments of English and Musicology

Jul – Dec 2015

 

FASHION STYLING & MEDIA SHORT COURSE

London College of Fashion 

Jul 2014

PUBLICATIONS

​[Forthcoming Book] Fashion, Identity and Image: 1990 - 2020, co-written with Dr. Paul Jobling and Philippa Nesbitt

Exhibition Review: Margiela/Galliera 1989-2009” and “Exhibition Review: Margiela, the Hermès Years,” both in The Fashion Studies Journal fashionstudiesjournal.org 

THESES

Master's Thesis 2019

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

Bachelor's Graduation Essay 2016

"Empowerment through Suicide in The Little Mermaid and Giselle ou les Wilis"

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

The ‘Global’ City: Singapore’s Fashion Identity Deconstructed” at “Dis/Orienting Identity,” Parsons Paris Graduate Symposium

PANELS & INTERVIEWS

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

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Parsons Paris MA Fashion Studies Blog, 2017-2018

Singapore Tatler Magazine, 2017

Departure Magazine, 2017

FASHION

KOCHÉ | PARIS

Branding consultant for a project, “Localité Koché,” facilitated by and exhibited at Parsons Paris, The New School 2018

EUROPEAN FASHION HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2018 | PARIS

"Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures."

Assistant to organiser, Dr. Marco Pecorari

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

Organising committee 2018

 

REGARD(S) MAG | PARIS

Contributing writer and editor, Jan – May 2018

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

 

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

Researcher and curator, Jan – May 2018

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 | PARIS

Researcher and curator, Sep – Dec 2017

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.

 

ACQULIOR | SINGAPORE

PR consultant for Singaporean fashion brand, 2018 

 

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

DANCE

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

THE COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF DANCING, MODERN JAZZ GRADE 5 | SINGAPORE

Graded Examination in Modern Jazz - Awarded Honours Plus 2019

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE | SINGAPORE

Graded Examination in Classical Ballet 2000-2011

PROJECTS

[FORTHCOMING] "WHEN AM I", 2020, choreographer & lead performer
Dance concept video in collaboration with cinematographer Jasmine Veridiano.

[FORTHCOMING] "IN CONVERSATION WITH MILAN KUNDERA & GRAVITY", 2020, choreographer & lead performer

Pole dance concept video in collaboration with Aww Media.

"A PALÉ", 2020, dancer

Dance concept video directed by Krisha Balakrishnan

"CONVULSIVE", 2018, lead dancer

Dance concept video directed by Zaihar.

"LAMBANO", 2012, lead dancer

Contemporary dance performance directed by Maggie Koh & Yizhen Lim.