Keng Sen Ong

Artistic Director, TheatreWorks; Founder, International Curators Academy, Singapore

Keng Sen Ong is an artistic director of TheatreWorks and the artspace 72-13 in Singapore. He is also founder of the Arts Network Asia, a micro-grant peer organization, and the international Curators Academy focused on the synergies between contexts and curation in Asia. Keng Sen is the founding festival director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) which he restarted in 2013. He directed four editions of SIFA from 2014 to 2017. His seminal work is the nomadic artist residency, The Flying Circus Project, which brings together international artists traveling through Asia. His works have been presented all over the world. He is a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded the prestigious Fukuoka Asian Arts and Culture Prize in 2010 for his work in Asian contemporary performance. He holds a Ph.D. in performance studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


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