Eiffel Chong, b. 1977,
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and a BA (Hons) in Photography from London College of Printing. Besides his production of photographic work, Chong is highly engaged with the Malaysian photographic community; taking on the role of mentor for the Nikon Shooting Stars programme and Exposure+ Workshop. In addition, he has been appointed to the panel of judges for the Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards 2016 & 2013 and 2017 Annual Nikon Photo Awards, Malaysia.

Eiffel Chong’s work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life. He is interested in how the photographic medium can translate a particular time and space, memories and thoughts into something permanent. He personally thinks that the images say more with less, and makes one just want to stare and think about it.

More of his work can be viewed on http://www.eiffelchong.com



AWARDS

  • 2016
  • Xishuangbanna Photography Festival,
  • Excellent Photography Exhibition Award, Yunnan, CHINA
  • AugustMan Man Of The Year 2016 (ART),
  • Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2015
  • Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015,
  • Category D, JAPAN (2nd Prize)
  • Asia-Pacific Photobook Award,
  • Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (Finalist)
  • 2014
  • The Sovereign Asian Art Prize,
  • HONG KONG (Finalist)
  • 2012
  • 9th Higashikawa International Award,
  • Hokkaido, JAPAN (Finalist)
  • 2010
  • ASEAN- Korea Multimedia Competition,
  • Photography Category, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA (3rd Prize)
  • 2006
  • Young Contemporary Arts Award,
  • National Art Gallery,Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (Finalist)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017
  • A Trace Of Mortality,
  • Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok. THAILAND
  • 2016
  • Seascape,
  • START SOLO, START Art Fair, London, ENGLAND
  • 2015
  • seascape,
  • Artify Gallery, HONG KONG
  • 2014
  • Works 2002 – 2014,
  • Hong Kong Design Institute, HONG KONG
  • 2013
  • Under Control,
  • 2902 Gallery, SINGAPORE
  • 2012
  • This Used To Be My Playground,
  • Artify Gallery, HONG KONG
  • Before The World Fell to Pieces,
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art,Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017
  • Urban Implosion,
  • Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, SOUTH KOREA
  • Ilham Contemporary Forum Malaysia 2009 – 2017,
  • Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Photo 17, Singapore Contemporary,
  • SINGAPORE
  • 2016
  • Xishuangbanna Foto Festival,
  • Yunnan, CHINA
  • Obscura Photography Festival,
  • Penang, MALAYSIA
  • New Malaysia Art,
  • Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Victoria Crime,
  • MC3@Creative Space, Hong Kong University, HONG KONG
  • 2015
  • Postcolonial Photo Studio, Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2015,
  • Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
  • Victoria Crime,
  • Artify Gallery, HONG KONG
  • Only A Fragment,
  • Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • The Space Between,
  • Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2014
  • After Image: Contemporary Photography From Southeast Asia,
  • Singapore Art Museum, SINGAPORE
  • Others & Me: A Contemporary Photography Exhibition,
  • Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
  • Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014,
  • HONG KONG
  • Malaysian Eye,
  • White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2013
  • Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2013,
  • Kobe, JAPAN
  • SIPF NOMAD, Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2013,
  • Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
  • Portraits – Group Exhibition from Singapore International Photography Festival,
  • Theory of Clouds: Gallery and Community Worldwide, Kobe, JAPAN
  • MIDTERM,
  • Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography,
  • Dhaka, BANGLADESH
  • 2012
  • Wawasan 2020,
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art, SINGAPORE
  • Headlights 2012,
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2011
  • Young Artist Project 2011: Future Lab,
  • Daegu EXCO, Daegu, SOUTH KOREA
  • Tanah Ayer: Malaysian Stories from the Land,
  • Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, INDONESIA
  • Angsana: Southeast Asian Photographers Taking Flight,
  • 2902 Gallery, SINGAPORE
  • 2010
  • 2010 ASEAN- Korea Multimedia Competition,
  • Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
  • CUT2010: New Photography from Southeast Asia: Parallel Universe,
  • Manila Contemporary, Manila, PHILIPPINES; Sangkring Art Space, Jogjakarta, INDONESIA; Valentine Willie Fine Art, SINGAPORE; Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Al-Kesah: Once Upon a Time in Malaysia,
  • MAP White Box, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Contemporary Rhetoric,
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2009
  • Different But Same,
  • Wei-ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Paradise Lost,
  • 2902 Gallery, SINGAPORE
  • A New Wave of Responsive Images,
  • Nikon Ginza Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN; Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY
  • 2008
  • Singapore International Photography Festival 2008,
  • SINGAPORE
  • Photoart Asia 2008,
  • Zengallery@Central World, Bangkok, THAILAND
  • CUT: New Photography from Southeast Asia,
  • Valentine Willie Fine Art, SINGAPORE; Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2007
  • Bebas Lah: Malaysia@50,
  • Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Sharing Space: Contemporary Photography of Malaysia + Japan,
  • The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Young Contemporary Arts Award 2006,
  • National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA