Chong Kim Chiew – S.E.A. Focus

Chong Kim Chiew

Malaysia / A+ Works of Art

Chong Kim Chiew (b.1975) is a graduate (BFA, Oil Painting) of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art. Chong is an artist and curator who enjoys the openness of art language. Working across different mediums, methods and paradigms, he believes the most critical factor in contemporary art is “attitude”. His installation work comments on the social and political environment of the exhibition sites. Seeing the meaning of materials as linked to the environment, Chong regards materials as being non-static but constantly fluctuating, expanding outwards and prone to misreading.


He has exhibited internationally in ARTJOG 8, Indonesia (2015), Remnants From Paths That Wander, Philippines (2015), Open Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2015) and Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012). He has participated widely in group exhibitions and has had several solo exhibitions including: DO NOT GO INTO THE MIST DO NOT GO BACK TO THE DARK DO NOT STAND STILL, A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur (2018), BE CAREFUL OR YOU MAY BECOME THE CENTRE, WeiLing Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur (2015), Chong Kim Chiew: MAGNITUDE, 67 Tempinis Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2009) and Isolation House, RAP Art Space, Kuala Lumpur (2005).


His work is collected by the Singapore Art Museum. He will be participating in the upcoming 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 10) and exhibiting in QAG, GOMA, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Australia from the 4th December 2021 to 25th April 2022.