Michelle Chan (Chan Wan Chee)

Michelle is a visual storyteller who works with images and community. Her main interests lie in exploring Chinese mythology, folk religion and philosophy with reference to everyday objects and experiences, and narrating stories that play along the fine line between fact and fiction. Her background in Computer Science and Behavioural Psychology has shaped her unique methodology in her artistic practices as research and community engagement. 

Her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong such as Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and internationally including Arles, Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Siem Reap, Taipei and Toronto etc.

In 2017, she had her very first solo exhibition in Kubrick Hong Kong for her series "A Tale of City Hong Kong". 

In 2019, her series "Crab Seniors" was shortlisted for The Alfred-Fried Photography Award and The Photogrvphy Grant, and awarded laureate for The International Women Photography Award. 

In 2020, her on-going bus project “Kaufu” was shortlisted and exhibited for Singapore International Photography Festival.

At the same time, she founded Phoboko, a space for bringing people together through photobooks to challenge traditional views of photography with discussions, talks, and workshops. 

She is an INFJ. 

She is currently based in Hong Kong. 

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