Sandra Chung Nga-shan is a textile artist living and working in Hong Kong, SAR. She previously lived in Melbourne while working towards her BA in Textile Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. She graduated with an MA in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. Chung has exhibited in group exhibitions in many cities, including Melbourne, Berlin, Bologna, London, Taipei, Choengiu and Hong Kong. Chung works with a wide range of materials including acrylic, Chinese ink, paper, yarn, and fabric.
Master of Arts in Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
BA in Textile Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Scythia, The Eleventh InternationalBiennial Contemporary Textile Art Exhibition and Conference,Kherson, Ukraine
2016 AAFAA CUHK 2016 Macau,Albergue SCM Gallery, Macau
2015 ASYAAF 2015, Hidden Artists 100, Seoul
2015 Chinese Lines, Amsterdam Art Exhibition of CUHK AAFAA2015 Dokzaal, Amsterdam
2014 Dance on Paper, First solo exhibition Hong Kong
2013 Defragmented, 5th Base Gallery, London
2013 Choengju International Craft Biennale, Choengju, South Korea
2013 Signal 8 Summer Show, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 Hong Kong Art Prize 2013, Wheelock Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 Fine Art Department Joint Display by National Taipei University of Education and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Yat-sen Gallery, National Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei
2012 AAFAA CUHK 2012, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong
2012 Little Treasures, Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna, Italy
2012 Intention*Improvisation, Gallery 10, Art One and JCCAC, Hong Kong
2011 Alumni Art Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, CUHK 2011, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong
2011 Broad Agenda, CUHK Art Museum Gallery, Hong Kong
2011 Travel Light, Fotanian, Hong Kong
2011 Ink Colour Bop Ink Notes Ink Art Exhibition, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
2010 Travel Light, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
2010 art n connectors, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2008 Ink Notes, Shanghai Street Art Space, Hong Kong
2003 Textile Design Show, Horti Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Honorable Mention, The 8th Choengju International Craft Competition, South Korea, 2013,
Shortlisted Entries, Hong Kong Art Prize 2013, Hong Kong
"Movement and rhythm inspire my art practice; ballet is a reflection of my process. I think of basic techniques in dance and from these thoughts I create physical abstract forms with paper, yarn and wire, I produce objects based on and influenced by my body movement when engaged in my dancing. The physical objects produced are reflections from my mind. I enjoy experimenting with forms that reflect the often repetition process that dance is based upon. My art works are reflection from my own quiet space – I see my art making process, of tearing and weaving the papers and fabrics as a meditative process."
My work traces the pirouette movement (the act of spinning on one’s foot) in ballet, reflecting the physical space between form and position. While an exploration of the use of space reflects the application of concentration and balance, the relationship between time and movement is a sensation of a subjective conscious experience of a repetition form.
The work is a meditation process of consistent tearing weaving movements. It is associated with my personality, disposition, motivation and expression. It is a physical sensation of feeling and a conscious subjective experience of emotion that interacting with the external influences and emotion expression.
To improve both mental and physical well being of exceptional through the studying of this repetition movement. I am communicated between body (internal) and space (external). The movement reflects personality, which contains a symbolic function and as such can be evidence of unconscious process and to experiment with new ways of being.