A.I. is pleased to present a solo show by artist WeiXin Quek Chong (b.1988, Singapore) titled deepdreams_sublimed. Chong brings together sculpture, video, print as well as installation exploring the themes of tactility: its disorienting and immersive possibilities of texture through sound- ASMR (autonomous sensory meridien response) and material as well as underlying references to historical & cultural figures and elements. The exhibition text is written by curator Anca Rujoiu.
Chong works with image, objects, audiovisual and at times performative elements to play with perception and tantalise the senses. From an interest in dichotomies between digital and organic, monumental \ minuscule and other constructed binaries, her artistic concerns have expanded into exploring ways value systems and social interfaces are expressed and evolve, often alluded to and grounded in visual and material forms.
Chong currently lives & works between Madrid and Singapore. She completed her BA at LaSalle College of Arts, Singapore (2010) and her MFA at Royal College of Arts, London (2014). She was awarded the President's Young Talents Award 2018, Singapore (1 of 5 artists aged under 35 years) and the 2019 National Arts Council Young Artist Award. She was an artist in residency at National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul (2019), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Santiago, Chile (2017). She has exhibited internationally including Gerdasafn Museum, Reyjkavik (2021), Tainan Art Centre, Taiwan (2019), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2019), Singapore Art Museum (2018) and NTU CCA Singapore (2017).