BORN: - -
SCOTLAND, 1973 - -
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LIVES/WORKS: - -
LONDON, UK and PARIS, FRANCE - -
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EDUCATION: - -
1997-2000 BA Hons Fine Art Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
1995-1995 Msc Communications Stirling University, Scotland, UK
1991-1994 BA Politics and Modern History Manchester University, UK
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS: - -
2008 Atlantis Arts Co., London
2008 The Land of Peach Blossom Graves Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2008 Veduta Romantica MAC, Birmingham, UK
2008 Consuming Myths Kernot Gallery, Paris
2008 Sensus Shoreditch inIVA, London, UK
2007/8 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Platform for Art, London, UK
2007 Different Worlds National Portrait Gallery, London
2007 Cockaigne Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK
2006 Conversations Tate Britain, London
2006 Cockaigne Platform for Art, London, UK
2006 Cockaigne Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
2005 Cockaigne Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 Kernot (Alberta Pane) SLICK, Paris
2008 Utopia (Paul Wombell / PhotoEspana) Museu Berardo, Centro Cultural do Belem, Lisbon
2008 InTransit RBKC, London, UK
2008 Cantilever (Eliza Gluckman / Lucy Day) Collyer BristowGallery, London Festival of Architecture, London
2008 GAC Collection British Ambassador's Residence, Paris
2008 The Golden Record Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 Tatton Park Biennial Tatton Park, Cheshire, UK
2008 International Collection (Gianna Bulloc) Moatti-Riviere Residence, Moscow
2007 Labyrinth Teatro de los Sentidos / Creative Partnerships, UK
2007 Complete Control Contemporary Art Projects, London
2007 Die Green Live Pretty Arts Co. / Getty Residence, London
2007 European Forum Emerging Creation Neumunster Abbey, Luxembourg
2007 Sensory Materials Bonhams Contemporary, London
2007 Its Just Bread Alma Enterprises, London
2006 ARTfutures Bloomberg Space, London
2006 Blurring the Neatline Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2006 The Mothership Collective South London Gallery, London
2006 Fantasy Landscapes Asia House, London
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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: -
2008 Ville de Paris Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts de Paris, Paris
2007/9 Arts Council England Touring Award, ACE, UK
2007 COAST Residency, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
2006/7 Venice Printmaking, Venice, Italy
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: -
2008 Tamsin Dillon (ed), 'Platform for Art. Art on the Underground', Black Dog Publishing, London
2008 'Open Space. Art in the Public Realm in London 1995 - 2005', ACE / Central London Partnership
2008 'Tatton Park Biennial', published by Tatton Park Biennial, UK
2008 'What do you feel?', published by inIVA, London
2008 'Parcours d'artistes 2005-2008', Editions Pepinieres
2007 Petits Propos Cuminaires 84 publications, Prospect Books, UK
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COLLECTIONS: - -
The Government Art Fund, London, UK -
Office of Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture Creative Industries and Tourism, UK -
Lodeveans Collection, London, UK -
Getty, London, UK -
Moatti-Riviere, Russia -
Private Collections in UK, France, Portugal, Russia, Kurdistan -
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ARTIST STATEMENT: -
Gayle Chong Kwan is currently based in London and Paris.  Chong Kwan works with photography, video, sound, installation, performance and participation. Her work is often context specific or involves people in rituals of exchange, such as food or trade, to explore ideas of history, myth, the senses and memory. The personal and global politics of food, master planning, waste materials and tourism have been a major focus of Chong Kwan's work to date. Chong Kwan has shown extensively in the United Kingdom and abroad.