Ross Keong

Ross Keong is Founder and Director of Shongololo, a NYC-based production, fabrication, and sourcing consultancy for fine artists. Keong founded Shongololo in 2019 to demystify the production process for artists and open access to manufacturing capabilities that are often out of reach for them. He connects top-tier artists with the right collaborators, technologies, and fabricators to execute complex physical and digital projects. During his time at Shapeways and Hubs (industry leaders in digital fabrication), Keong previously consulted Fortune 100 CPG companies, fashion houses, and engineering firms in selecting and implementing emerging manufacturing technologies and materials. Past clients include Joe Doucet, Google X, Disney, P&G, Madison Square Garden, Ogilvy & Mather, Calvin Klein, Architecture Van Brandenburg, and Nikhef (Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics).

Shongololo focuses on sculptural fine arts projects, with recent collaborators including Frank Stella, Risa Puno, Carla Gannis, MSCHF, Shahzia Sikander, et al. Keong currently serves as Project Manager for Culture Corps, the curatorial team leading the expansive arts program for Terminal One, the new international terminal at JFK.