MICA Competitive Scholarship 2019

  • Gianna Cheok Tong Chun
    2019 Scholarship Portfolio
  • Two Years Later
    Digital photography
    5" x 7"

    Two Years Later explores the change and growth of these individuals and the relationship I have with them two years after first meeting through my LGBTQ+ series No Labels. Written words on the page are their own self reflection.
  • Q & A
    Digital photography, audio
    Sizes variable

    Q & A is an ongoing project exploring the identity overlap of being both Queer and Asian through one on one conversations and listening to their stories. Currently in a form of a book with audio aid, Q & A​​​​​​​ stems from the desire of finding and creating a community for LGBTQ+ Asians.

  • Final outcome of performance
  • How Do You Feel?
    Performance, video, ink on cotton bed sheets
    Sizes Variable

    Self exploration through emotional painting; garment construction based on own style and comfort within the body. Performance combines video stills, video projection and painting. 
  • Installation view
  • Connecting; cont. of How Do You Feel
    Process piece; video, ink on cotton bed sheets, digital photography
    Sizes Variable

    Exploring the connection between the individuals and myself and themselves to their inner emotions. Each decision (garment construction, photography style, colour etc.) were created in conjunction with the individuals and with my perspective of the individuals' characteristics.
  • You               |               Me
    18 Silver gelatin prints
    4.5 " x 6.5" x 1.5"

    A series of tangible emotions that is meant to be closely held, seeking where the lens naturally brings me whilst deeply embedded in emotions.

  • Finding Peace
    Digital Photography
    16" x 21"

    Finding peace within my body and inner turmoil; self-portraits often act as a form of catharsis, allowing the lens and myself to have a one-on-one conversation.

  • What You See: A Self Portrait
    Sizes Variable

    Cultural, social, familial expectations and outside pressures can force people to be artificial.  This is my constructed self, a person that is created for others.