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Fuen Chin

Artist, Researcher

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About me

I was born in Malaysia. Majority Malaysian people are the descendant of the immigrants from Indonesia, China or India during the second world war. Each family has their own stories of the journey. It nourished the culture of this virgin land. The diversity make me a keen observer of my surroundings. I have the abundances recorded in my drawing journal for years.

Skills

  • Fine Art

Work history

Currently

Sep 2004
  • Malaysia
  • Full Time

2015

Design Manager

Scoop Fashion

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
  • China
  • Full Time

2013

Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Malaysia
  • Full Time

2012

Aug 2007 - Jan 2012
  • China
  • Full Time

2003

Fashion Design Internships

Hussein Chalayan

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

2002

Fashion Design Internships

Michele Lowe Holder

Oct 2001 - Dec 2002
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

Education

Currently

Artistic Research

Royal College of Art

Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Research at School of Fine Arts & Humanities.

2016

Postgraduate Program in Fashion

Goldsmiths College

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • The Storytelling Wardrobe … a mnemonic that connects into the past. I came to MA Fashion at Goldsmiths, University of London with 10kg of fabric waste and yarn ends left behind from current wardrobes. I had them rejuvenated into raw materials. They are yarn balls and lengths of cloth made by mixture of fabric waste and yarn ends. I call it - The Storytelling Wardrobe for introducing storytelling as an agent to propose fabric waste and yarn ends as a medium of illustration while weaving loom and tools as alternate options of paint brush or crayon to tell the revival of the past in the current wardrobe to be reincarnated to the future wardrobe.

2004

Fashion Design Technology Womenswear

London College of Fashion

Jun 2001 - Mar 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Blossom ... a reflection of raw and random wardrobe of the African farmers under Jackie Nickerson’s lens. The abundance of their wardrobes flourished by reusing expired wardrobe from the developed countries.

Awards

2018

Work-in-Progress Show at Sculpture Building, Battersea, London.

Royal College of Art

  • The Storytelling Wardrobe, Peekaboo, Ink on paper, 2018 The Storytelling Wardrobe, Secluded, Ink on paper, 2018 The Storytelling Wardrobe, Hidden, Ink on paper, 2018 The Storytelling Wardrobe, Script, Ink on wall, 2018

2016

  • The storytelling wardrobe explores Roland Barthes theory of textiles as a vital signifier of meaning within fashion, to combine weaving practice with historical analysis of an item within my own wardrobe – a sarong. The focus of this project has been on embodiment through both the making of cloth and the wearing of lengths of fabric (or sarongs.) During this project I developed a method of weaving from my own yarn balls that are made by spinning cloth and yarn ends together. The project proposes the passing-on of traditional dressing rituals and of slowly crafted textiles where each piece of fabric is intertwined with time and memory. http://golddesignfest.co.uk/fuen-chin/ http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/goldsmiths-design-fest

2016

Work-in Progress Show at The Constance Howard Gallery

Goldsmiths College

  • Installation Art: mixed media collage, up cycled yarn balls, a knitted cloth