Ger­maine Chong

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Born and bred in Malaysia, Ger­maine is a full time fine artist and prac­ti­tioner based in Kuala Lumpur. Like many oth­ers in their child­hood years, she had her start with colour pen­cils and sim­ple doo­dles which have since evolved and flour­ished into bril­liant works of art. In her own words, her artis­tic prac­tice deals with “the on­go­ing ex­plo­ration into the elu­sive bond be­tween so­cial commentary, nor­ma­tives, the hu­man con­di­tion, and trans­gres­sional val­ues.” It touches upon that which dis­turbs iden­tity, sys­tem and or­der in ev­ery­day artis­tic pur­suits, lay­ered in a myr­iad of cul­tural con­cepts to break down ideas and is­sues.

Ger­maine sees her­self as be­ing un­der the branch of fem­i­nist con­cep­tual artists out there. How­ever, she also aims to sub­vert those ex­pec­ta­tions, push­ing the bound­aries to how we pro­duce and con­sume art. Cur­rently, she has an art stu­dio called “Grey Jour­nal Stu­dios”, where she hosts art talks, work­shops, and guer­rilla ex­hi­bi­tions. Her art will be ex­hib­ited in this year’s Bakat Muda Seza­man 2019 ex­hi­bi­tion.

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