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Client: Gayle Chong Kwan

Gayle Chong Kwan 'Anthropo-scene' at Bloomberg Space. Image courtesy of Bloomberg.

Gayle Chong Kwan 'Anthropo-scene' at Bloomberg Space. Image courtesy of Bloomberg.

Gayle Chong Kwan 'Anthropo-scene' at Bloomberg Space. Image courtesy of Bloomberg.

Gayle Chong Kwan 'Anthropo-scene' at Bloomberg Space. Image courtesy of Bloomberg.

'Blind Vistas' © Gayle Chong Kwan, courtesy of Galerie Alberta Pane

'Blind Vistas' © Gayle Chong Kwan, courtesy of Galerie Alberta Pane

'Blind Vistas' © Gayle Chong Kwan, courtesy of Galerie Alberta Pane

'Arripare' (installation shot) © Gayle Chong Kwan

'Arripare' (installation shot) © Gayle Chong Kwan

'Arripare' (installation shot) © Gayle Chong Kwan

'Mindscape' © Gayle Chong Kwan, installed at Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt.

'Mindscape' © Gayle Chong Kwan, installed at Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt.

About Gayle Chong Kwan

Gayle Chong Kwan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is represented in international public and private collections. She currently lives and works in London.

Education
Phd, Printmaking, Fine Art Practice, Royal College of Art, London (2012- )
BA Hons, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2000)
MSc, Communications, University of Stirling (1995)
BA Hons, Politics and History (specialising in Post-Colonial Politics and History in Sub-Saharan Africa), University of Manchester (1994)

Awards
REFOCUS: The Castlegate mima Photography Prize (2013)
The Royal Scottish Academy Award (2012)
The Vauxhall Collective Photography Prize (2009)
Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes Award (2005)
International Fellow, Arts Council England (2005)

Biennales
La Biennale di Venezia (2011)
Asia-Pacific Biennale, Berlin (2011)
Havana Biennale (2009)

Gayle Chong Kwan, ‘Mindscape’, 2014

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Artist Gayle Chong Kwan has created an intricate large-scale 12 metre high photographic work for the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, crafted out of the Institute’s archive images to celebrate the Institute’s new research centre as well as charting the different stages in its development through the history of its buildings. Chong Kwan developed the ‘floating perspective’ landscape, in which trees and foliage surround buildings from the Institute’s history, all created out of photographic and drawn archive images of the mind, which she then developed into a large-scale and detailed model in her studio, and photographed. Gayle Chong Kwan’s large-scale photographic, installation, and video work has been exhibited and published internationally. She is known for her large-scale mise-en-scene environments and photographs, created out of waste products and documentary sources, and which are often sited in the public realm. Her work highlights collective histories and the ambiguous relationship between reality, appropriation, fictional contemporary mechanisms, and latter day myths and has focused on contemporary developments in tourism, trade and development in relation to their impact upon the landscape.

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