LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Thomas C. Chung is a Melbourne based Chinese-Australian contemporary artist devoting a lifelong conceptual practice to exploring the childlike psyche. In 2004, Chung completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. He is currently pursuing a future in psychotherapy for further artistic research.
His career has included numerous international residencies, representing Australia in several international biennials. He was also commissioned by Swatch® to create a commemorative sculpture for their Swatch® Club 25th Jubilee anniversary held in Interlaken, Switzerland.
In the last several years he was invited to participate in the 2nd Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, 9th Shiryaevo Biennale in Russia, 1st Karachi Biennale in Pakistan, and The APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale in Malta. This year he was accepted for his second consecutive biennial in Mdina, Malta. His recent exhibitions have included The 40th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Australia; The 65th Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Australia; Korea Through The Lens, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea; Central Russian Zen, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia; YIA Art Fair #10, Basel Art Center, Switzerland.
Chung's past decade has seen him being awarded selected residencies to Kemijärvi (Finland), Gothenburg (Sweden), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Shanghai (China), Zürich (Switzerland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hohenstein (Germany), Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Sapporo (Japan). His work is included in public collections of The Swatch Group (Biel, Switzerland); Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China), National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia); Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art (Sofia, Bulgaria); Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia); and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Seoul, South Korea), as well as various private collections in Australia and internationally.
WHO I AM
My name's Thomas & I'm a Chinese-Australian contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia...
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