Tiong Chai Heing

When I was a student, I enjoyed carrying out chemistry experiments in school as I was amazed by the chemical reactions. The ever-changing state and form of elements pique my curiosity. The fact that the world is made up of particles astonishes me. That cultivates my interest in seeing things beyond their surface. I could ponder over and over about the essential being of objects and the fundamental basis of daily occurrences. This has inspired my studio practice.

My experience in long term care for an autistic sibling has also influenced me to pay attention to the rejected groups in the society and to relate to the derelict state of abandoned objects. I utilise unwanted textile and various used materials to allude to my statement which is to seek wholeness in the process of depletion and exhaustion. My works express my personal discerning as well as the concerns in socio-economic issues.

1986 Born in Batu Pahat, Johor
2008 Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur

Awards
2017 Bronze Award of UOB Painting of The Year
2015 Award of UOB Painting of The Year
2010 Artist-In-Residency, House Of Matahati (Hom)
2008 First Prize (Charcoal), Tanjong Heritage Arti Competition

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019
Impermanence is the Antidote of Frailness
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Contemporary Showcase 2
Gallery Prima, Kuala Lumpur

2017
Pameran 101 Di Mana Young
Balai Seni Negara, Kuala Lumpur

2017
The G13 Gallery 7th Anniversary Show 2017
Kuala Lumpur

2015
The Contemporary Propulsion-Influence And Evolution
G13, Kuala Lumpur

2014
1 Cares Exhibition
Klscah, Kuala Lumpur

2013
The Young Malaysia Artist 2
Gallery Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

2013
A Meter Diameter Show
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2013
A Drawing Paper Work
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2011
What Is Your Porn
Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2011
Art Cage/Uncaged
Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur

2011
Re-Residency Exhibition
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2010
Merapi Eruption Art Exhibition
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2010
Asia Art Link Exhibition
Cultural Central Philippines

2010
A Residency Solo Exhibition
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2010
Program Workshop Sasaran
Kuala Selangor

2010
Malaysian Vietnamese Contemporary Art
Penang Mutiara Gallery, Penang

2009
Young and New Part Three Exhibition
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2009
Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show
Hom, Kuala Lumpur

2009
The Dialogue of Art
Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2008
No Berek
Findars Arts Space, Kuala Lumpur

2008
Group Exhibition
Findars Arts Space, Kuala Lumpur

2008
Fine Art Group Show
They Art Studio, Kuala Lumpur

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