Paul Gong currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds BA in Industrial Design from the Chang Gung University in Taipei, Taiwan, and MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London, United Kingdom.
Paul Gong sees design is a research method and thinking tool to explore different possibilities, to criticise the past and the present, and to speculate the future. Design should stimulate debate, imagination, and reflection for people. It is also interesting for him to explore the aesthetics of the representation for possible futures. His project research focus is speculative design and topics related to biotechnology.
Paul Gong has participated in many important exhibitions such as “City Flip-Flop”, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei (TW, 2019); “Being, and Organs”, Gooldman Arts Centre, Singapore (SG, 2019); “Future Cross Boundaries”, Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei (TW, 2019); “Food Revolution 5.0 – Design For Tomorrow’s Society“, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur (CH, 2018), Kunstgewerbe-museum, Berlin (DE, 2018) and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (DE, 2017); “Antwerp à la carte”, Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp (BE, 2016); “The Apocalypse Project: House of Futures“, “Microbe Mart” and “Ten Year Forecast Retreat”, Palo Alto, London (UK, 2015); “Science of Fiction 2014“, 5D Institute, 5D Institute, Los Angeles (US, 2014).
Paul Gong was the winner of “Next Art Tainan”, Tainan, Taiwan in 2018; shortlisted of “Sparks”, the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria in 2015; shortlisted of “Taipei Fine Art Awards”, Taipei, Taiwan in 2015; shortlisted of “Sustain RCA”, London Design Festival, UK in 2015; nominated of “Young Designers Exhibition”, Taipei, Taiwan in 2011.