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. He works in a variety of media, including film, photography, sculpture and installation.
Fong’s practice explores issues relating to the body, identity and difference in the context of health and biomedicine, often informed by his past experience as a medical doctor. His approach is often collaborative, involving individuals, organisations or institutions. 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 has exhibited his work across the UK and internationally, including Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; EAST International, Norwich; London Group Open, Shape Open and Creekside Open, London; International 3 Gallery and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; and numerous international short film festivals.
One of Fong’s works is held in the Arts Council England Collection. He has received exhibition prizes awarded by Victoria Miro (victoria-miro.com) at Creekside Open and by Yinka Shonibare MBE (Turner Prize nominee) at Shape Open, London. He is also a recipient of grants from Arts Council England, British Council and Leverhulme Trust.