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LAST UPDATE : 2019.10.20 / EDITOR : photographicart
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Chong Kok Yew was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He now lives in Taipei,Taiwan。Having graduated from the Department of Applied Arts at Fu Jen Catholic University,he is currently studying at the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts as National Taiwan University of Arts. Chong‘s works span artistic creation, business and news.

He has been the recipient of numerous wards and honors including IPA, PX3, MIFA, ND Awards,Black & White Spider Awards and others.National Geographic covered his works The Faces of Centenarians in a special report. In 2016, he was Invited to Place M, a photography gallery Based in Tokyo, to host his very first solo exhibition. In 2017, he was invited by the Arts Centre at China University of Technology to hold another solo exhibition, ‘Centenarians’. In 2017,he held a solo exhibition entitled “Figuring. Chong’s photography series Centenarians, Markets and Figuring are in the permanent collection at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. His works have been exhibited in the US(New York and Washington), Hong Kong, Taiwan, China(Pingyao), Malaysia and Thailand.

birth year
1988
Place of Birth
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2011
Department of Applied Arts
Fu Jen Catholic University
2016
MFA the Applied Media Arts Graduate School
National Taiwan University of Arts
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2018
From the Collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts : Beginnings, Forever
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2017
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts , Kiyosato , Japan
2017
2016 IPA Best Show X Formosa's Photo Elites
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2016
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts , Kiyosato , Japan
2016
Taipei Art Photo Show
Huashan 1914 Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Young Art Taipei 2016
Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Taipei Art Photo Show
Huashan 1914 Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Formosa Art Show
Humble House Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2014
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts , Kiyosato , Japan
2014
Art Tainan
Tayih Landis Hotel Tainan , Tainan , Taiwan
2014
IPA's 2013 Best of Show Exhibition
Chiang Mai University Art Center, Rooftop Gallery , Chiangmai, Bangkok , Thailand
2014
2013 New York Photo Awards Finalists Exhibition
PowerHouse Arena , New York , USA
2013
Young Art
182 artspace , Tainan , Taiwan
2013
IPA's 2013 Best of Show Exhibition
Splashlight Studios , New York , USA
2013
Taipei Art Photo Show
Taipei EXPO Park - EXPO Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
FotoDC's International Awards Competition Exhibition
FotoWeek Central , Washington , USA
2011
KLPA 2011
MAP KL White Box Gallery , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
2010
GEISAI TAIWAN # 2
Huashan 1914 Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Honorable Mention in Category Architecture
iPhone Photography Awards
 
2017
2 X Honorable Mention / 7 X Nominee
10th Annual International Color Awards
 
2016
Nonimated in Category Fine Art and Silhouette
12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
 
2015
2nd place and Silver Star Award in Architecture: Interior Category,3rd place and Bronze Star Award in Architecture: Buildings
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015
 
2015
Honorable Mentions in Category Abstract and Silhouette
10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
 
2015
Professional Category(Fine Art, Abstract) 2nd Prize
International Photographer Awards
 
2015
Professional Category Winners(Abstract)
2014 American Aperture Awards (AX3)
 
USA
2014
Professional Category (Architecture : Cityscapes) 3rd
Moscow International Foto Awards’14 Competition
 
Moscow
2014
Professional Category (Fine Art - Abstract) 2nd Prize, (Advertising - Architecture) 3rd Prize
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris
2014
Merit Award
B&W Portfolio Contest 2014
 
USA
2013
FINALISTS
The New York Photo Awards
 
2013
Professional Category (Architecture: Buildings) 2nd Prize, (Architecture: Other_ARC) 3rd Prize, 8 Honorable Mentions
International Photographer Awards
 
2013
Professional Category Winners (Abstract), Mobile Photography Category Winners (Abstract)
American Aperture Awards (AX3)
 
USA
2013
Book Proposal (Series Only) Category Winner - Third Prize
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris , France
2013
Book Proposal: First Prize, Advertising/Architecture: 2nd Prize X 2, Book Proposal/Documentary, Fine Art: 3rd Prize X 2
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris , France
2013
Abstract category: First Prize, Animals and Wildlife category: Honorable Mentions
WPGA -3rd Black & White Award
 
2013
Honorable Mention
APPortfolio
 
2012
Country Top Pick (Malaysia)
International Photographer Awards
 
USA
2012
Merit Award
B&W Portfolio Contest 2012
 
USA
2012
Honorable Mention in People
7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
 
2012
Honorable Mentions in category Advertising/Architecture
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris , France
2012
Honorable Mention
APPortfolio
 
2011
Fine Art: First Prize, Book Proposal-Documentary, Fine Art-People: 2nd Prize X 2, Portraiture: 3rd Prize
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris , France
2011
Student Portfolio 3rd Place
FotoWeekDc International Award Competition
 
Washington , USA
2011
Fine Art: First Prize
International Photographer Awards
 
USA
2011
SILVER AWARD / MERIT AWARD
B&W SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST 2012
 
USA
2011
First Prize
LOVE LOVE SKONO
 
2011
Merit Award
B&W Portfolio Contest 2011
 
USA
2011
Final Shortlist
KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDS
 
2010
Gold Honorable Mentions
WPGA-The Dominant Color Contest
 
UK
2010
Merit Award
B&W SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST 2011
 
USA
2010
20 Nominees
International Photographer Awards
 
USA
2010
3rd Prize, 2 Honorable Mention
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3)
 
Paris , France
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Centenarians
2010-2013
While longevity may be a blessing, a life lasting over a century is lonesome. There was a saying that “when photography became a belief, works are realized in the hands of God.” Through making this piece, I came to understand that “Centenarians” is both a gift and a test given by God. Even after having visited more than a hundred centenarians, it still feels rather unbelievable. For an undergraduate student from a foreign land, photographing Taiwanese “Centenarians” was indeed challen ...
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The market
2014-2015
The birth or gather of a market originates from the need of people, such as the need for eating, drinking, wearing, using, playing… The market place in Taiwan has an alluring atmosphere. The reason of its enchantment comes from the dirtiness, the darkness, the chaos, the humidity, the smell, and the sounds of peddle playing about day after day like an orchestra’s symphony. When encountering those street vendors that have been running for decades, one can sense the passing of time in ev ...
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