Michelle Chi Wing Kong is a Naarm based artist who has spent her life between Hong Kong and Australia. She has a BFA from Monash University (2018) and is currently completing her BFA (Hons).
Michelle works between interdisciplinary practices, shifting between the impalpable digital space and the analog. This constant repositioning mirrors her relationship with her heritage and ambiguous sense of identity.
Her recent focuses are on themes of intergenerational trauma, through the lens of colonialism and intersectional feminism. Michelle’s art stems from her experiences with mental illness, past trauma, and the desire to heal. She is driven by expressing unspoken silences, seeking ways of expression that are empathic to both herself and in solidarity with others. It is a gestural invitation, one for collective healing.
Michelle has previously exhibited at Trocadero (2018) as a recipient of the Newer18 Prize.