Miss Fifi Wong

BA/BVA(Hons) (ANU)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


I completed my undergraduate degree in visual arts and art at the Australian National University, majoring in painting and philosophy. During my honours year in visual arts, I created a series of contemporary portrait paintings based on vernacular photography. These paintings explored the concept of uncanniness in the work of Martin Heidegger and Haruki Murakami. I also created a series of ink paintings of star constellations and rocks, combining two traditional Chinese painting techniques - Gongbi (delineative painting) and Sanshui (landscape painting). My work can be accessed here. My philosophy honours thesis was on the debate between Levinas and Heidegger. I argued that Heidegger’s conception of philosophy does not entail a fundamental conflict between ontology and ethics.

I recently joined the Life Beyond Schools programme as a facilitator.

Research | Current

Research interests:

  • Continental philosophy
  • 20th century French philosophy
  • Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Martin Heidegger

My PhD thesis is on Heidegger’s concept of ‘world disclosure’. World disclosure gives an account of how it is that we can experience the world in the way that we normally do; i.e., as a meaningful and coherent whole that correlates to our embodied ways of being. It describes how humans have an intuitive grasp of the world and what it means to us because the world and its significances are pre-given.


  • 2015: First class honours in Painting, ANU
  • 2015: ANU Student Research Conference award
  • 2014: First class honours in Philosophy, ANU

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ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 444
New Zealand