Artist as Salon Girl
(Credit: Svetlana Lopato)

Joey Chin (1986) is an artist and a Pushcart-nominated writer and poet. Her latest project is Salon Girl, a participatory live art performance that evaluates the social relationship and communications between a salon worker and her customers.

She was most recently the 2018 Royal Over-seas League Visual Art Scholar and artist-in-residence at The Art House, Wakefield.

Her work is located at the intersection of text, narrative and visual art, staged through poetry, acts and modes of reading, and various disruptions. Her key focus is in the development of personal communications between the self, markings of territoriality, and the inner conversations between the two.

She explores etymologies and language use of the Chinese and Greek language through the English lyric and prose. 

Joey holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the City University of Hong Kong, and her work has received scholarships, grants, and awards from numerous organisations including the Asia Europe Foundation, the Royal Over-seas League Arts (United Kingdom), the Dorothy Cheung Foundation (Singapore), the National Arts Council (Singapore), the Run Run Shaw Library (Hong Kong), and the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (US).

e-mail: joeychinlmATgmailDOTcom


26 July 2019: Salon Girl: Artist as Salon Worker at Permisi, Singapore

18 May 2019: Salon Girl at Performance Crossings Festival, Prague

16 May 2019: Artist talk for Acts of Reading and Giving (Away), Leeds Arts University