Benjamin Von Wong

Artist, Von Wong

Benjamin Von Wong is a hidden gem in the climate movement, seamlessly blending artistry with catalytic action and collaboration. His impact isn’t confined to galleries or online platforms; his work also serves as foundational material in art classrooms across the globe, inspiring the next generation of climate advocates.
His installations and photographs—such as the four-storey tall Giant Plastic Tap showcased at the United Nations headquarters, the Perpetual Plastic Machine commissioned by Greenpeace, and the Guinness-recognized Strawpocalypse crafted from 168,000 plastic straws—have become cornerstones in conversations that prompt non-profits, corporations and governments to “Turn Off The Plastic Tap”. Von Wong also raises significant funds for frontline communities, often employing local talent and channelling resources where they matter most.

Benjamin Von Wong's work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocking statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike, and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution.
His work has been narrated by Ryan Reynolds, he holds a Guinness World Record for the largest installation made from plastic straws, and he created the centerpiece at the United Nations in Nairobi when the Global Plastics Resolution was successfully signed.
He is also the co-founder of the Activism.Studio a creative advisor for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network and sits on the BIPOC People x Plastic Collective.

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