Jeff Chiu was born in Toronto, Ontario and his parents were born somewhere in the rural regions of China. Chiu’s work currently serves as a guide that navigates an ongoing understanding of the diasporic second-generation immigrant. He is currently pursuing a BFA at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts.
Jeff Chiu, Ghost Money, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print
From the jurors:
Exploring the inherent connection between photography and memory, the work of Jeff Chiu addresses the physical precarity of the medium as informed by his diasporic experience. Chiu manipulates family photographs in an attempt to convey the failure of human memory to make sense of the past in a coherent way. In addition, Chiu shows a profound engagement with ideas in articulating his photographic investigations.