WEIXIN QUEK CHONG's (b.1988 Singapore) work is drawn from fascination with the stylisation of natural elements, digital and organic memory systems and the relationship between surface and perceived superficiality. The artist sees these concerns as material metaphors for human social relationships and the psychology behind the structures and projections of power, value and desire. Interactions of the digital and the organic, and the effects and methods of reproducing and manipulating images across materials, are core to her practice.
Chong lives and works in 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 highlights include: a new body of work titled sft crsh ctrl which was produced for the President's Young Talents at Singapore Art Museum (Oct 2018 - Jan 2019). This installation won the Grand Prize (USD25,000) at the President's Young Talents Awards 2018. The work titled flores nativias.1 (2018) was nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018. Chong’s work is also exhibiting at Among Plants and Animals SPRMRKT at Cluny Court, Singapore (Oct 2018 - Jan 2019).
She has been awarded several 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.
Eating Cake 1 (2018), 1 min 22secs