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Dr. Andrew Pok Chong Boon

Academic Qualification:
Practice-led PhD Fine Art Research (London Metropolitan University)
MA by Project (Fine Art) (London Metropolitan University)
BA (Hons) Fine Art (London Guildhall University)
BTEC Foundation in Art and Design (Richmond Adult & Community College)
Diploma in Commercial Art (Malaysian Institute of Arts)

Professional Field 
Working Experience
  • Full-time artist cum curator, researcher and art writer (1995 – Current)
  • Head of R&D and senior lecturer, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur (2012 – 2019)
  • Director for CD-R (Chinese Designers’ Region), London (2009 – 2011)
  • Part-time Library Customer Service Officer, Hendon Library, Barnet, London, UK (2002 – 2012)
  • Art Director/ director of the company, CRE VIII Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur (1992 – 1993)
  • Self-employed, YA Design Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1990 – 1992)
  • Graphic Designer, William-Harrold Wong Design Studio, Petaling Jaya (1988 – 1990)
  • Visualiser, Ad Creative Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur (1986 – 1987)

Related Achievements 
Art Exhibition PortfolioA. Biennale
  1. 9th Ulsan International Woodcut Print Festival &Biennale 2021,Ulsan, South Korea, 2021.
  2. Edge of Wonderland, Thailand Biennale 2018-19, Krabi, Thailand, 2018.

B. Solo
  1. What you are the World is, The Godown KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2021.
  2. Art for Arts, Studios Samasama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020.
  3. My World through Your World, Studio Samasama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018.
  4. A Mazing News, Wolo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014.
  5. Contemplating the Everyday, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, 2011.
  6. Imagining Food Experience, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, 2011.
  7. Imagining Food Experience in World Book Day, 2011, North Finchley Library, London, UK, 2011.
  8. Strange/Familiar, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009.

C. Collaboration
  1. Earth Womb, with Lee Swee Keong, Installation Art on Stage, K. Lumpur Butoh Festival 2018, 2018.
  2. A Mazing Jetty, Publikart, Johor, Malaysia, 2016.
  3. Tapi Projectwith ArtSemble, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh & Johor, Malaysia,2014-2016.
  4. Sasaran International Art Festival2014, Selangor, 2014.
  5. Barely Notice, RSP Planet Design Studio, London, UK, 2010.
  6. Vacanza, Toffia, Italy, 2008.
  7. P&S Recipe Shop, IMT Gallery, London, UK, 2006.
  8. Stir, Unit 2 Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London, UK, 2004.

D. Invited
  1. 8th Ulsan International Woodcut Print Festival 2020, Ulsan, South Korea, 2020.
  2. Marks in the Yellow Field, (,) Sense: Tampines, Singapore, 2019.
  3. Harapan 365, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2018.
  4. Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2018.
  5. Private/Public, Gallery 320, London, UK, 2018.
  6. Cutting Edge, ‘Friday Late’ at V&A Museum, London, UK, 2008.
  7. China Earthquake Appeal Fundraising Exhibition, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford , UK, 2008.
  8. Paradise Stories, International Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2008.
  9. Get It Louder 07, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China, 2007.
  10. Sama-sama, Notthatbalai Art Festival 07, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007.
  11. Q, Curatorspace, London, UK, 2006.
  12. Crossovers - Watershed II: Place and Displacement, Unit 2 Gallery, London, UK, 2004.
  13. Transition, Lauderdale House Gallery, London, UK, 2004.
  14. Oneplustwoequals, 14 Whaft Street, London, UK, 2002.
  15. Brew, Truman Brewery Company, Brick Lane, London, UK, 2002.
  16. Fresh Art, Islington Business Design Centre, London, UK, 2001.
  17. Paperwork, Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Lancashire, UK, 2001.

E. Selected
  1. Prudential Malaysian Eye2014, Whitebox & Blackbox, Publika, Kuala Lumpur,2014.
  2. Home and Away, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, USA, 2011.
  3. I am Solitary, I am an Army (20 Emergence Contemporary Artists), Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2011.
  4. Respect Art Festival 09, Harlesden, London, UK, 2009.
  5. The Affluenza Exhibition, Clerkenwell, London, UK, 2009.

BibliographyA. Essays
  1. What you are the World is: A Walk on Both Sides of the Fence, Exhibition monograph published by the artist, Kuala Lumpur, 2021
  2. A Survey on Malaysian’s Printmaking Art: Pre-independence era to now,Published by UIWPAF, Usan, South Korea, 2020
  3. Tapi Project: Inhabit the World in a Better Way, Published by Artsemble for Tapi Project, Kuala Lumpur, 2018
  4. Blossom: a Solo by Trixie Tan Lu Man, E-catalogue Published by Hom Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, 2018
  5. Contemplating Colours, Shapes and the Dimension Beyond: the Evolution of Dr Choong Kam Kow’s Conceptual Configurations
    . Published inChoong Kam Kow Retrospective: Cross Culture, Trans Era by National Visual Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2015
  6. Huang Yao: the Jouney into a State of Mind. Published in Huang Yao: Tetamu Malaya yang Terbilang by National Visual Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2014
  7. Catalysis, Young Dasein Contemporaries, Exhibition Catalogue Published by Homs Art Trans in conjunction with the Catalysis: Contemporary Art by Dasein Graduates Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, 2014
    Our World: Arson Ong, Exhibition Catelogue for Lostgen’s Artist in Residence Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, 2014

B. Interview
  1. Navigating the Maze, a newspaper interview by Rouwen Lin. Published in The Star, 27 April 2021
  2. A Tough Journey of Art Practice, a newspaper interview by He Xin Yi. Published in Guang Ming Daily, 9 Apr 2020
  3. Serfest: Seni Rampai Festival wakes up KL neighbourhood with art events, a newspaper interview by Rouwen Lin. Published in The Star, 22 Jun 2018
  4. Andrew Pok’s photo exhibition of everyday beauty all around ‘Your World’, a newspaper interview by Terence Toh. Published in The Star, 4 April 2018
  5. A Shout Out for the Tapir, a newspaper interview by Elena Koshy. Published on The New Straits Times, 30 April 2016
  6. Pok Chong Boon: Realisation of Life through Art, a newspaper interview by Melissa Lee. Published in Guang Ming Daily, 21 December 2014
  7. An art magazine interview. Published by Nanyang Yishu Magazine, Singapore. Issue 29, December 2009
  8. Pok Chong Boon: Wandering between Strange and Familiar, a newspaper interview by Tham YooYee. Published in China Press, 21 Nov 2009
  9. Pok Chong Boon: Strange/Familiar, fold-out exhibition monograph published by the artist and supported by Dasein Academy of Art, Malaysia
  10. Chong Boon Pok & Yak Beow Seah: Stir, fold-out exhibition monograph, with a compilation of texts by the artists, Ian Robertson & Nicholas de Oliveira, published by Unit 2 Gallery

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Honours and Awards
  1. 2003: Distinction, MA by Project (Fine Art)
  2. 2001: First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Fine Art
  3. 2001: First Prize, Owen Rowley Award, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media & Design, London Guildhall University

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