Chuyia CHIA


Chuyia CHIA, Malaysia/Sweden

Born in 1970 in Malaysia, lives and works in Gothenburg.


Born in Malaysia, lives and works in Sweden. Chuyia explores painting, installation art, digital representation and performance art. Her works focuses on global issues especially concerning in living environment, food, identity and culture. She expressed meaning through action, looking at perspectives on how body language and action performs in difference contexts that able to communicate to the viewer. The question of sustainability open a new area today of how performance art as an ephemeral art form can be presented and collected in public, as well as in institution or museum. She combined art performance, handcraft, moving and still images and continue to explore different art form with open mind. Her series of works ‘ Knitting the Future’, ‘The Leek Warriors’ and ‘Gardening’ which included in both of her solo exhibitions since 2018, forms a narration about man’s complicated relationship to the land, the land we have always exploited to better suit our needs for foods and buildings. Her practice not limit as individual artist but as a co-founder of a performance art collective ‘Communication Laboratory/ComLab Sweden since 2010, initiates, organise and perform collectively in public space. So far she participated in festivals, exhibitions and arts activities in more than 35 countries that includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Asia PaciTic, the European countries, the Nordic Countries, Russia, the Baltic countries, North America, South America and Africa.

Chuyia Chia. Composition of Fall Macau 2019, Photo : MIPAF