WEIXIN QUEK CHONG's (b.1988 Singapore) work draws from her fascination with the stylisation of natural elements, digital and organic memory systems and the relationship between surface and perceived superficiality. These concerns are seen as material metaphors for human social relationships and the psychology behind structures and projections of power, value and desire. Using video, drawing, textile and print, Chong uses signifiers of digital and organic elements to reflect on perceptions of collective histories.

 

Chong lives and works between Singapore and Madrid. The artist completed an MA in Fine Art, Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London. Her works have exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Vienna, Seoul and Singapore.

 

Recent achievements include:  2019 Singapore National Arts Council Young Artist Award which entails a production grant of up to SGD20,000. The Grand Prize (USD25,000) at the President's Young Talents Awards 2018 for a new body of work titled sft crsh ctrl  exhibited at Singapore Art Museum (Oct 2018 - Jan 2019). She was also nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018.

 

Chong has been awarded several other awards & scholarships: 2011 McNally Award for Excellence in Art (Lasalle College of the Arts valedictorian award) 2011 Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Bursary, Tan Kah Kee Foundation, 2010 Lasalle College of the Arts scholarship (final year studies, B.A. Hons program), 2009 Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship, National Arts Council.

 

Chong was an artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Seoul from September to November 2019.