Gayle Chong Kwan

Gayle was born in Edinburgh and currently lives and works in London, she has shown extensively in the United Kingdom and abroad: 'Tales from the New World', 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba; 'Memoryscape Moravia', Centro Cultural de Moravia, Medellin, Colombia; 'New London School', Galerie Schuster, Berlin; 'Utopia', Museu Berardo, Centro Cultural do Belem, Lisbon; 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', Platform for Art, London.

As an artist-photographer, Chong Kwan works mainly with large-format photography, but also brings a variety of other media into her work including video, sound, performance, and interactive installations. A multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural background inspires the Scottish-Chinese Mauritian artist to explore issues around food, trade and tourism, related to aspects of history, the senses, memory and the personal and global politics of food, trade and tourism. These lead her to produce context-specific work, to create temporary communities, or involve people in rituals to exchange ideas.