Jo-Lene Ong is a curator working from The Netherlands and Malaysia. She was program advisor for the 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Jo-Lene co-curates Canal++ film club in Amsterdam and CounterArchive in Kuala Lumpur. Her practice engages with colonial histories of Asia and countercolonial ways of knowing, organising, and envisioning the future. She is pursuing constellation of research on Cold-War histories, resilience in the margins, and situated informal infrastructures.


Canal++ is curating Shapeshifts, as part of Sonic Acts in Eye Filmmuseum
5 March 2024

Backstage Academy: KunstRAI x ArtEZ BEAR
27 March – 1 April 2024

EXPO CHICAGO Curatorial Exchange
11 – 14 April 2024

CounterArchive: Fictional Healing
British Council Connections Through Culture
June 2024 [Kuala Lumpur], October 2024 [London]

MMCA Changdong International Researcher Residency 2024