CHONG's (b.1988) 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. She will be exhibiting at UNSEEN Amsterdam 2017 and is an upcoming artist-in-resident at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago in Chile (Nov-Dec 2017). The artist completed an MA in Fine Art, Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London.
In 2015, Chong was an artist in residence at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore (Aug-Nov 2015) as well as at Laboratori Artistici Nicoli and Studio Fitz-Carrara in Cararra, Italy (2016). Her works are exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Vienna, Seoul and Singapore: she exhibited at a group show titled Making of an Institution with NTU CCA Singapore (Feb-May 2017); START 2016 & START 2015 in Saatchi Gallery, London; The Third Print, TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea and was a showcased artist at the Southeast Asian Platform at Art Stage Singapore 2015.
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.