CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI
(b. 1972, Malaysia)
Sabah born Malaysian Chris Chong Chan Fui’s dynamic artistic practice cuts across various platforms, from moving image, painting, photography and installations. Through his works, Chris queries society’s uncanny yet seemingly normalised relationships between natural and man-made constructs of and in the everyday. They often suggest man’s deep-seated appetite for control, inevitably determining what survives ‘human preference’ above ‘natural selection’.
Chris Chong Chan Fui's recent exhibitions include Botanic : Endemic at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Garden in Movement at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary at Singapore Art Museum. He has been featured at Cannes Film Festival, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon, Singapore Biennale 2013 and is collected by the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institute).
Chris is also a Ford Foundation fellow and was recently awared residency (Paris) and the NTU Center for Contemporary Art artist-research residency (Singapore).