Eric Fong is a visual artist based in London. He was born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada and the UK, where he gained an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. His artwork includes film, photography and sculpture.
Fong’s art practice explores themes relating to the body, identity and difference, often informed by his past experience as a medical doctor. The topics he has explored include mental illness, visual impairment, biotechnology, phantom limb phenomenon and facial disfigurement. His recent work examines notions of biological and social identity in the context of forensic human identification.
Fong’s work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, including EAST International, Norwich; London Group Open, Shape Open and Creekside Open, London; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; International 3 Gallery and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; and numerous international short film festivals.
Fong’s work is held in the Arts Council England Collection. His awards include a visual arts grant by Arts Council England, artist residency grants by Leverhulme Trust and British Council & Arts Council England, and exhibition prizes awarded by Victoria Miro (victoria-miro.com) at Creekside Open and by Yinka Shonibare (Turner Prize nominee) at Shape Open, London.