Chong Ai Lei

 

Chong Ai Lei

Born 1985 in Johor, Malaysia.

Currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

EDUCATIONS
2005

Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

When I See You Again, The Edge Galerie, Malaysia.
Intertwine, with Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, China.

2016

In The Room with Canna Gallery, Indonesia.

2013

P!NK, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2018

Art Busan with G13 Gallery, South Korea.

2017

Young Art Taipei with Art Door, Taiwan.

2016

Art Taipei 2016 with G13 Gallery, Taiwan.
Art Stage Jakarta, with G13 Gallery, Indonesia.
Art Busan, with G13 Gallery, South Korea.
Art Kaohsiung, with G13 Gallery, Taiwan.

2015

The Beginning, Maritime Silk Road Art Festival, Shanghai, China.
New Venture, Gwangju International Art Fair, with Galeri Chandan, South Korea.
Stepping Out, with Jada Art Gallery and Galeri Chandan, Art Stage, Singapore.
BEING HUMAN - Figuratism of Sixteen Malaysian Painters, Art Stage, Singapore.

2014

Diversity - Malaysia Arts, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom.
Cheritera - START Art Fair, Galeri Chandan at Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Young Guns Singapore Edition, Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore.
Concurrence, West Gallery, Manila, Philipines.

2013

Affordable Art Fair, with Jada Art Gallery, F1 Pit Building, Republic Boulevard, Singapore.
For the Love of…, with Jada Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore.

2012

Kembara Jiwa, The Travelling Show, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia.
Kembara Jiwa, The Travelling Show, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Equility in Art, ASEAN Secretariat Building, Jakarta, Indonesia.

2010

BOLEH! Taksu, Singapore.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019

In Sync: Artist Couples, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2018

Face Value, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
ARTAID18 DIRI, Whitebox, Publika, Malaysia.

2017

(Im) Possibilities with Galeri Chandan, Malaysia.

2016

Art aid 2016, Charity Exhibition, Malaysia.
Transit A2 with HOM Art Trans Gallery, Malaysia.

2015

5th G13 Anniversary Show, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
BEING HUMAN - Figuratism of Sixteen Malaysian Painters, White Box, Map @ Publika, Malaysia.

2014

CATALYSIS ‘Contemporary Art by Dasein Graduates’, Hom Art Trans, Malaysia.
Prudential Malaysian Eye (Contemporary Malaysian Art), White Box & Black Box@Publika, Malaysia.
Flesh, The FKlub, Pipal Fine Art, Publika, Malaysia.

2013

Young Guns, The Travelling Show, The Whiteaways Arcade, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Young Guns, The Travelling Show, White Box, Map@Publika, Malaysia.
Scent of Bali, The FKlub, G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia.
Seated, Hom Art Trans, Malaysia.

2012

Transit A4, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) Winners Showcase, Map@Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Malaysia.
SKIN, House of Matahati (HOM), Malaysia.

2011

Deceitful Truth, Gallery Chandan, Malaysia.
Figures, China House, Penang, Malaysia.
Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) Finalist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Visual Art Award (VAA) Finalist, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Arouse, 2 Man Show, House of Matahati (HOM), Malaysia.
Private Affairs: Figures, Nudes and Secret Desires, with Gallery Chandan, Malaysia.
Locals Only, Taksu, Malaysia.

2010

Merapi Eruption Art Exhibition, House of Matahati (HOM), Malaysia.
Visual Art Award (VAA) Finalist, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Self-Conflict, Social Cohesion" Mini Auditorium, Malaysia Tourism Centre (Matic), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Young Malaysian Artists - New object (ion), Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ArTriangle 3, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2009

Zinc Opening, with Zinc Art Space, Bangsar, Malaysia.
Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) Finalist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Blank Page, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Young & New Part lll, House of Matahati (HOM), Malaysia.
Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show (IMCAS), Danga City Mall, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

2008

Palette, The Gallery @ Starhill, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Blossom Charity, a2gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

2007

Miniature Art, a2gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
Art below 1000, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Various Artists Deciphering the Body a2gallery, Penang, Malaysia.

2006

Art below 1000, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2005

Art below 1000, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2015

Untitled - Hunch Series, Malaysian & Southeast Asian Art Auction, Henry Butcher, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014

True Romances Series III, Asian Contemporary Art, Christie’s Auction, Hong Kong, China.
True Romances Series ll, Asian Contemporary Art, Christie’s Auction, Hong Kong, China.
Indolence Series, Malaysian & Southeast Asian Art Auction, Henry Butcher, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013

True Romances Series l, Asian Contemporary Art, Christie’s Auction, Hong Kong, China.

AWARDS
2011

Winner of Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA 2011), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Honorable Mention Artist, Freeman Fellowship Asian Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, U.S.
Visual Art Award (VAA) Finalist, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2010

Honorable Mention Artist, Freeman Fellowship Asian Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, U.S.
Visual Art Award (VAA) Finalist, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2009

Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEAA 2009) Finalist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Just Like You

Just Like You

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Just Like You

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

Chong Ai Lei visualizes a person’s struggles with her inner thoughts and feelings, sometimes self-reassuring, while at times conflicting; depicted through two females intertwined with each other in a variety of poses and juxtapositions, with hints of the state of their relationship within the painting subtly articulated through details such as facial expressions, hand gestures and postures. This series of works are like a reflection of life, with the various compositions expressing the constant search for a state of balance, when one is faced with the dilemmas and challenges, whether it is fear, loss or desire.

Our Secret

Our Secret

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Our Secret

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

Chong Ai Lei visualizes a person’s struggles with her inner thoughts and feelings, sometimes self-reassuring, while at times conflicting; depicted through two females intertwined with each other in a variety of poses and juxtapositions, with hints of the state of their relationship within the painting subtly articulated through details such as facial expressions, hand gestures and postures. This series of works are like a reflection of life, with the various compositions expressing the constant search for a state of balance, when one is faced with the dilemmas and challenges, whether it is fear, loss or desire.

Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Everything Happens For A Reason

Chong Ai Lei
145x100cm
Oil on Canvas
2018

Artist Statement

Chong Ai Lei visualizes a person’s struggles with her inner thoughts and feelings, sometimes self-reassuring, while at times conflicting; depicted through two females intertwined with each other in a variety of poses and juxtapositions, with hints of the state of their relationship within the painting subtly articulated through details such as facial expressions, hand gestures and postures. This series of works are like a reflection of life, with the various compositions expressing the constant search for a state of balance, when one is faced with the dilemmas and challenges, whether it is fear, loss or desire.

In Sync

24 August - 7 September 2019

FACE VALUE

7 - 22 December 2018

G13 Gallery 5th Anniversary Show

18 - 31 December 2015

SCENT OF BALI

1 - 26 May 2013

ART BUSAN 2018

20 - 22 April 2018

ART TAIPEI 2016

12 - 15 NOVEMBER 2016

Art Stage Jakarta 2016

5 - 7 Aug 2016

Art Busan 2016

20 - 23 May 2016

Art Kaohsiung 2015

11 - 13 Dec 2015

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