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  Mel Cheong Photograph by Manwai Ng

 

Cheong Hoi I   (Mel Cheong)

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I wish to understand myself in this world. Through my art, I can feel more concrete and more vivid, but at the same time, I feel more insecure and frustrated.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Mel Cheong is a Macau-based artist who spends most of her time drawing and taking photos. She is now exploring herself in different forms of arts. She is a painter, a photographer, an illustrator, and a website designer.

 

EDUCATION
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2006   Graduated from the University of Macau, Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications

 

AWARDS AND HONORS
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2012   Artist in Residence Award, “2012 Seeking Creators in Aesthetics of Living to Experience the Japanese-Style Houses”
Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan
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2009   Artist in Residence Award, “6th Evora International Printmaking Competition”
Teoartis, Evora, Portugal
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2005   Consolation Prize, “Happiness Bag Graphic Design Competition”
Caritas Macau, Macau
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2004   Third Prize, “Humorous Macao Photography Competition”
University of Macau, Macau
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2002   Third Prize, “Online Flash Design Competition”
Associacao de Apoio Aos Deficientes Mentais de Macau, Macau

 

PARTICIPATED EXHIBITIONS
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2011   “The 1st 798 International Print Trade Fair” in the “6th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo”
798 Art Center, Beijing, China
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    “Art for All (AFA) Autumn Salon”
Oriental Foundation, Art for All Society, Macau
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    “SKY-2011 Asia Plate & Print Exhibition”
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
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    Solo Exhibition: “My New Life”
Palacio de Manuel, Jardim do Publico, Teoartis, Evora, Portugal
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    “Exhibition of the Creative Work by the Young Generation”
Forum de Macau, Macau Art Association, Macau
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2010   “The Hong Kong Graphics Art Fiesta 2010: Convergence / Divergence”
Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
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    Solo Exhibition: “Last Portrait”
Center for Creative Industries, Macau
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    “Macau Modern Printmaking Exhibition”
Macau Art Museum, Macau
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    “Macau Modern Printmaking Exhibition”
Office of the Macao SAR in Beijing, Beijing, China
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    “Tsuzurakai Exhibition”
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
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    “Macau Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition”
Be-Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
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2009   Group Exhibitions from 2007 to 2009
Center for Creative Industries, Macau