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Ong Keng Sen, artistic director of TheatreWorks (Singapore), is a well-known performance director and has actively contributed to the evolution of an Asian identity; as well as the subsequent transglobalisation of the Asian aesthetic in contemporary arts. He studied intercultural performance with the Performance Studies Department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and holds a law degree. Presently he serves on the Awards Committee of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in Amsterdam. An important part of his work is in research with emerging artists, the latest being the mentorship programme for the Spielart Festival Munich and his upcoming curation of Sri Lankan contemporary dance makers in Colombo. He also takes part actively in lecture and conversation programmes, as well as teaching in various universities which include Das Arts, UCLA, the University of Amsterdam MA International Performance Research Programme (2011 and 2012) as well as being Adjunct Associate Professor with the National of University of Singapore.
A Fulbright Scholar, Keng Sen is also the first and only Singapore artist to have received both the Young Artist Award (1992) and the Cultural Medallion Award (2003) for Singapore. He was awarded the prestigious Fukuoka Asian Arts and Culture Prize 2010 for his work in Asian contemporary performance.