Biography

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 Communication. Besides his production of photographic work, Chong is highly engaged with the Malaysian photographic community; taking on the role of mentor for the Malaysian Pixel Shooting Stars programme. In addition, he has been appointed to the panel of judges for the Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards 2016 and 2017 Annual Nikon Photo Awards, Malaysia. He is also an academician with Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology.


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.

He is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Curriculum Vitae

AWARDS

2021    

Xishuangbanna Photography Festival, Outstanding Foreign Photographer Award, Yunnan, CHINA

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)

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

2019    

I Dim The Sun So That Dusk Arrives Earlier, Richard Koh Fine Art, SINGAPORE

2018    

Mud & Mashed Hydrangea Leaves And Salad Of Dandelion Greens, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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

2022    

Tiny Rays Convert Into A Sun, Asia-Pacific University Invitational Exhibition of Jinan International Photography Biennale, Jinan, CHINA

2021    

EIFFEL CHONG & JAMES SEET - It’s A Male Nude, Richard Koh Fine Art, SINGAPORE

2020    

In Our Own Frame: 15th Year Celebration, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

2019    

JOSHUA GOMES & EIFFEL CHONG - START, Gillman Barracks, SINGAPORE

Hurt Like Heaven, Objectifs – Centre For Photography and Film, SINGAPORE

Art Staged, Richard Koh Fine Art, SINGAPORE

2018    

Xishuangbanna Foto Festival, Yunnan, CHINA

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

New Malaysia Art, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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

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

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