Hoo Fan Chon

b. 1982, Selangor, Malaysia
Lives and works in Penang, Malaysia

Hoo Fan Chon is a visual art practitioner who graduated with a BA in photography from the London College of Communication, University of Arts London (2010), and also co-founded the Run Amok art collective (2012–17) in George Town, Penang.

He was one of the recipients of the first cycle of the Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists in the European Union (SEA AiR) organised by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore in 2022. He participated in the Ilham Art Show 2022 (Kuala Lumpur, 2022), besides being featured in ‘Myth Makers – Spectrosynthesis III’ (Hong Kong, 2023) and ‘The Oceans and The Interpreters’ (Taipei, 2023). His solo exhibitions include ‘The World is Your Restaurant’ (Kuala Lumpur, 2021) and ‘Let Them Eat Salmon’’ (Singapore, 2023).

By reframing everyday life with irony and wry humour, his research-driven projects examine how our value systems fluctuate between cultures while interrogating the notion of cultural authenticity.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM THE ARTIST’S WEBSITE, JANUA

Country: Malaysia