Eng Hwee Chu

I work from my perspective as a woman, and paint according to my inner feelings. I am concerned about female issues. I would like to portray the world the way a woman sees it.

I tried to propound my confrontation against the traditional restraints faced by women, and tried to probe into the issues pertaining the fundamental rights of women. More often that not, I start a new piece being moved by certain social issues. When I have doubts and questions on my mind, I feel compelled to express them on canvas. I wish to portray the inequality and spread the message throughout.

1967 Born in Batu Pahat, Johore, Malaysia.
1986-89 Studied in Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Major in Painting and Installation Art

Awards
1991 Minor Award, Salon Malaysia 3, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1992 Minor Award, Young Contemporaries, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994 GRAND Prize, Philip Morris National Art Award, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
To You I Surrender My Vanity
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

1995
Solo Exhibition of Eng Hwee Chu
Creative Centre, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Pameran 101 Di Mana Young?
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2017
Negaraku
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2016
Debunking the Myth XL
ArtCube Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2016
Debunking the Myth 
Core Design Gallery, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

2014
Absurd©ity
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014
Great Malaysian Contemporary Art
Art Expo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013
A Family of Artists
Annexe Gallery, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2012
Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984 – 2012
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Okinawa, Tochigi and Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Japan.

2010
Negaraku – Nationalism & Patriotism in Malaysia Contemporary Art
Galeri Sri Perdana, Malacca, Malaysia.

2009
Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show
Danga City Mall, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

2008
Susurmasa/Timeline
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2008
Archive, Eng Hwee Chu and Tan Chin Kuan
12 Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2007
50 Ways to Live in Malaysia
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2006
Sawasdee Malaysia
La Luna Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2005
The Sovereign Art Exhibition
Hong Kong.

2005
Imbasan Bakat Muda Sezaman
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2002
Bara Hati Bahang Jiwa
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2002
Masterpieces of the National Visual Art Gallery
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2001
Osaka Triennale 2001, International Contemporary Art Exhibition
Osaka Cultural Foundation, Osaka, Japan.

2000
RUPA Malaysia
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999
Young Contemporaries In Review – 1974 -1997
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999
“Through Our Eyes” Women Art Exhibition
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1999
Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition
China Museum of Art, Beijing, China.

1999
Aku, Potret Diri
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1997
Art in Southeast Asia 1997: Glimpses into Future
Travelling Show Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Japan.

1996
Contemporary Body Art Exhibition
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1996
“Figurative Approaches In Modern Malaysia Art”
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1996
2nd Asia Pacific Triennale
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

1995
35 Years Malaysian Art
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1995
3rd Chiang Mai Social Installation
Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1994
Philip Morris Asean Art Award Exhibition
World Trade Center, Singapore.

1994
“Menusuk Kalbu Melalui Seni” – Women’s Art Exhibition
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993
The Space, Singapore Festival of Arts
Singapore.

1992
Art Salon Exhibition 
Petronas Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1992
The Young Contemporaries
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1992
Women and Creativity
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1992
Malaysian Young Contemporaries
Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1992
Art & Material 
Singapore National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

1991
The Question of Identity, The Malaysianess of Malaysian Art 
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1991
Saito Academy Lecturer Group Exhibition
Balai Seni Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1991
Salon Malaysia 3
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1990
Process
Balai Seni Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1989
Diploma Show
Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1989
Open Show
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1989
Young Contemporaries
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1989
Malaysian Scene Exhibition
Kontena Nasional Creative Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1989
Batik Workshop
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1986
Annual Show
Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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