My CV


Yoong Wah Alex  Wong

alexw-sabanciuniv.edu

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Education

    Ph.D. in Media Arts. Bournemouth University, The Media School, the United Kingdom. 2016. https://ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk/

  • MFA in Computer Arts – Animation. The University for Creative Careers (SCAD), Georgia, the United States. 2001. https://www.scad.edu/ 

  • BA in Graphic Design – Art Direction. Limkokwing University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1998. https://www.limkokwing.net/

Work Experience

    2002-Current: Faculty member at Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Courses: Digital Modeling, Computer Animation, Videography, Motion Graphics and Arts. 

  • 2001-2002: Digital Art Artist at EA Games and 3DO, the United States.

  • 1999-2001: Teaching Assistant and Computer Arts Assistant at Savannah College of Arts and Design, Computer Arts department, Georgia, the United States.

Areas of Interest

  • – Digital Animation and 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, Digital Art and Design: Fictional, conceptual narratives, and storytelling.
  • – Videography, Cinematography, and Photography: Borderland, climate change, human and nature interrelationship.

Awards

  • The Vanishing White, The Red Sanctuary, In and Out of The Mist (Photography series) – Neutral Density Photography Awards (ND Awards).  2020
  • The Vanishing White, Video (Documentary Short) – Siena International Photo Awards, Italy.  2020
  • Vanishing White, Ice Glasses. – The Frank Hurley International Photography Awards, Australia.  2020
  • Vanishing White: The Aesthetics of Climate Change. – Bar-Tur Photo Award, United Kingdom.  2020
  • “Vanishing White” Video, 3rd Prize. “HOPE” 8th Season International Photography Award, 2018-2019. – The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, United Arab Emirates.  2019
  • Sabancı University Teaching Award – 2nd Prize (Graduate/Senior classes) 2017-2018. – Sabanci University, Turkey  2019
  • 1st Prize (“LOOP” – Animation Category) 18th Kisa-Ca Film Festival. – Selçuk University, Turkey.  2018
  • 3 Honorable Mentions. Climate Change: “Limited Geen”, “Resources” and “No Fly Zone”. – International Photography Award (IPA).  2017
  • 3rd Prize Winner. Video: “Realm of Forms”. – Nikon Japan  2017
  • Grand Prize. “Arrow” – New York Center for Photographic Art, Manhattan, USA.  2017
  • Finalist. “The Red Sanctuary” series – Siena International Photo Awards, Italy.  2016
  • Finalist. “The Red Sanctuary” series – International Voies Off Award, Arles, France.  2016
  • Royal Reel Winner. “Ctrl+S” – International Animation Category – Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada.  2016
  • Winner of Best Animated Short Film. “AlieNation” – Social Machinery Film Festival, Mantua, Italy.  2016
  • Winner of Best Animated Short Film. “AlieNation” – International Euro Film Festival, Spain.  2016
  • 2nd Prize. “Realm of Forms” – Video/Moving Image – Head On International Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia.  2015
  • 3rd Prize. “Passing Moment”, Portrait and People category – The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Florida, USA.  2015
  • Honorable Mention. “Distant Neighbours”, Night Life category – Life Framer Photography, United Kingdom.  2015
  • Honorable Mention. “Way Home”, Landscape category – International Monochrome Photography Awards.  2015
  • The Aloha Accolade Award. “Jobwatch” Animation – Honolulu Film Awards, Hawaii.  2015
  • The Denali Award. “Jobwatch” Animation – Alaska International Film Award, USA.  2015
  • The Gold Lion Award. “Jobwatch” Animation – Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain.  2015
  • The Van Gogh Award. “Jobwatch” Animation, Special Jury Prize – Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands.  2015
  • Two Honorable Mentions. “Arrow” – People and “Silence” Nature category – 10th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2015
  • All Faculties, 1st Prize – Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes – Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2014
  • Best Animated Comedy Award. “Jobwatch” Animation – International Epic Animation Game Festival, California, USA.  2014
  • Four Honorable Mentions. “Tunnel” – Architecture/Interiors category, “On The Road” – Fine Art/Abstract category, “Kasada Offering” – People/Culture category. “V-Diary” – Fine Art/Collage category – Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia.  2014
  • Honorable Mention. Silhouette – Passing Moment – 9th Annual International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2014
  • 1st Prize, “A Reverse Of Time”, Video Category – Global Nikon Award 2012-2013.  2013
  • Finalist, “After Lunch”, Portrait Gallery – Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia.  2013
  • Finalist, “Survival Culture”, Single Image Category – Renaissance Photography Prize, United Kingdom.  2013
  • Finalist, Open Category – Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, Malaysia.  2012
  • Gold Medal – Best Photographer of The Show, “In and out of the mist” series – The Chinese Phoenix International Photography Biennial, China Photographers Association, China.  2012
  • Honorable Mention, “The Jokers Are Everywhere” – The Lumen Prize: International Digital Art Awards, United Kingdom.  2012
  • Six Bronze Medals – The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards, Australia.  2012
  • Silver Medal, Professional category – “In and Out of The Mist” – PX3, France.  2011
  • 1st Prize – PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Architecture category, “Arena” – PX3, France.  2010
  • International Black and White Spider Award (Honorable mention) – International Black and White Spider Award, USA.  2010
  • International Photography Award, Deeper Perspective, Landscape and Building category (Honorable mention) – Lucie Foundation.  2010
  • Teaching Award – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2010
  • 1st Prize – PX3 Peoples Choice Awards. Performing Arts catgeory, “Cultural Dances” – PX3, France.  2009
  • 2nd Prize, Landscape and cityscape category. Architectural Maze (Conflux – A Massive Union) – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom.  2009
  • Color Master Cup 2009, 3rd place – Architecture (Honor of Distinction) – World Photographic Arts Corporation Ltd, USA.  2009
  • Honorable mention – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, United Kingdom.  2009
  • International Photography Award, 3rd place – Architecture category – Building – Pilsner Urquell – International Photography Awards, USA.  2008
  • Honorable Mention – Pilsner Urquell – International Photography Awards, USA.  2007
  • 35th Creativity Annual Award – International.Landographix website – Award of Distinction.Publish in 35th Creativity Annual Book. (Collaboration with Didem Wong) – International Creativity Annual, USA.  2006
  • All Faculties, 3rd Prize – Teaching Award. Graduating/Senior classes – Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.  2006
  • International Photography Awards 2006 Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature Category. Landscapes: 2nd place – “Realm of Endless Stretch”. Seasons: 2nd Place – “Spring breeze”. Plus, 10 Honorable Mentions – International Photography Awards, USA.  2006
  • 2nd Metro Kisa Short Film Competition – 3rd Prize winner – Metro Group Turkiye & TURSAK VAKFI, Turkey.  2005
  • HOW Annual International Design Competition – F&W Publications, Cincinnati, USA.  2005
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival – “Blooming Tin” (Special screening) – Nelvana, Telefilm Canada & National Film Board of Canada.  2004
  • Treasure of Istanbul (2 Honorable mention) – Fujifilm and Ministry of Culture, Turkey.  2003
  • Annual California SUN International Animation Festival. – “Mind Addiction” (Award Winner of Best Visual Effects) – California SUN International Animation Festival, USA.  2002
  • Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival – “Mind Addiction” (Nominee) – Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA.  2002
  • Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival – “Mind Addiction” (Nominee) – San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA.  2002
  • 1st Prize, CMYK Magazine (Issue.No15) – CMYK Design Magazine, USA.  2001
  • Nikon Professional Photographer Forum Annual Competition (Honorable mention) – NIKON, USA.  2001
  • Durango Film Festival – “Cigarette Tree” (Nominee) – Durango Film Festival, Colorado, USA.  2000
  • Savannah International Film And Video Festival – “Cigarette Tree” (Nominee) – Savannah International Film And Video Festival, Georgia, USA.  2000
  • 1st Prize, SCAD Far From Home Poster Design – Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.  1999
  • 1st Prize, SCAD International Students Festival Poster Design – Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.  1999
  • International Photo Library Award (Gold medal) – International Photo Library Chicago, USA.  1999
  • 1st Prize, Canon Annual Photography Award (Sport/Action) – CANON, Malaysia.  1998
  • 1st Prize, Fujifilm Annual Photography Award – FUJIFILM, Malaysia.  1998