Eiffel Chong

Kuala Lumpur

2013 | Under Control, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

2012 | 

  • This Used To Be My Playground, Artify Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Before The World Fell to Pieces, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • A Matter of Life and Death, ArtDepts by VWFA, @Goodsdept, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


2007 | Sharing Space: Contemporary Photography of Malaysia + Japan, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2010 | CUT 2010: Parallel Universe, Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur; Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore; Manila Contemporary; Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta

2012 |

  • Before the World Fell to Pieces, Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur
  • This Used To Be My Playground, Artify Gallery, Hong Kong



2010 | 3rd Prize Photography Category, 2010 ASEAN­ Korea MultimediaCompetition, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, South Korea

2006 | Finalist, Young Contemporary Arts Award 2006, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  • B A (Hons) in Photography, London College of Printing
  • MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice, University of East London a


  • Eiffel Chong’s work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life.
  • Photographs often use our urban and natural environment but are void of human activity
  • His practice shares many affinities with photographers from the Dusseldorf school of photography such as Thomas Struth and Candida Hoffer
  • Has cited less noticeable influences from figures as diverse as photojournalist Mark Power and Diane Arbus.
  • Does not shy away from harnessing the fictive dimension of the photograph, whether for its digital effect, or its ability to tell us stories He points out, “Each story gives rise to another memory, anecdote, or tirade against an imagined enemy. Though it is only fictional (or, sometimes, historical), it still acts as a warning to us: We could mess up; we could lose all this; our world could be a past if we are not being careful.” (A Matter of Life and Death, 2012)



2012 May | Christie’s Hong Kong