Congee is a video work by artist Ka-Yin Kwok that will feature in Colour Box Studio’s Digital Media Exhibition opening 16 Jan at 6PM.
Video artist and filmmaker, Ka-Yin Kwok was born in Sha Tin, Hong Kong in 1979. She moved to Australia in 1984 when her father was offered a job as a chef in a suburban Chinese restaurant.
After graduating with an Honours Degree in Fine Art (Photomedia) at Monash University, Kwok studied documentary filmmaking at the University of Melbourne (formerly Victoria College of the Arts). Kwok’s videos are often autobiographical, drawing from personal experiences as a Chinese-Australian woman and at times featuring her family. Her work explores the relationship with her participants who are a part of her everyday life.
Her video work has featured in galleries and festivals throughout Australia and internationally, including Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney), Careof Centre for Contemporary Art (Milan), Italy and Loop (Barcelona).
Formally a committee member for the Australian Screen Editors Guild, she was also on the committee board for Kings Artist-Run Initiative from 2006 to 2007. Ka-Yin Kwok works in film and television production and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia