Gayle Chong Kwan
Gayle Chong Kwan in one of four artists responding to the theme of ‘food’ in the first year of our 3-year ‘Surrounding’ project entitled ‘You Are What You Eat’.
Gayle creates mise-en-scenes, fantastical landscapes, and environments, made out of disturbing arrangements of sensory waste, found materials and documentary sources. Her work explores myths, collective and contentious histories and the ambiguous relationship between reality, appropriation, fictional contemporary mechanisms, and latter day myths, to focus on the impact of contemporary developments in tourism, planning and urban development upon the landscape. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad and has produced works for the Tate Modern and Venice Biennale and in 2018 include a public real commission for Nuit Blanche, Toronto and an exhibition at William Morris Gallery, London. Gayle has also exhibited ‘Wastescape’ in partnership with the Auckland Art Festival and Te Tuhi, New Zealand in 2019. Her awards include 2015 British Council/Arts Council England International Artist Award – ‘Photography in the Public Realm New York’. 2014 FATHOM Award, Four Corners, London. 2013 REFOCUS: The Castlegate mima Photography Prize. 2012 The Royal Scottish Academy Award.