Keng Sen Ong, artistic director of TheatreWorks and the artspace 72-13 in Singapore, founded the Arts Network Asia and the international Curators Academy, focused on the synergy between contexts and curation in Asia. He created the nomadic, international artist residency, The Flying Circus Project. Ong is the Founding Festival Director of the all-new Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) from 2014 to 2017. He was a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Arts and Culture Prize in 2010. Together with Shermin Langhoff he co-founded the Young Curators Academy at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. He recently inaugurated an international, digital lecture programme for the Curators Academy with the lecture series Curating No-thing. Since the 2020/2021 season he has been a member of the Artistic Advisory Board, which advises Artistic Director Shermin Langhoff on the artistic direction of the Gorki Theatre.
He holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.