Chow & Lin (b.1980, Malaysia/Singapore)

The crux of Chow and Lin’s practice lies in their methodology of statistical, mathematical and computational techniques to address global issues since 2009. Through a typological, photographic approach, Chow and Lin’s projects are driven by the discursive backgrounds in economics, public policy, media, and these are further augmented by enduring exchanges with specialists from those fields. 

Their works have been referenced by the World Bank and showcased at the Triennale di Milano; United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok; Lianzhou Foto; Les Nuits Photographiques, Paris; China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum; Gexto Photo; Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersberg; Myanm/art gallery,Yangon; Museum of Modern Art, Tblisi and National University of Singapore Museum. 

Their works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing and Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. 

Chow and Lin are based in Beijing, China. 

Stefen Chow is a Malaysian-born, Singapore-raised visual artist. His work has been awarded by Tokyo Type Director’s Club, World Press Photo, National Geographic and has worked with institutions including Smithsonian Magazine, GEO, Science and Nature.

Huiyi Lin is an economist by training and is a market researcher. She has a background in economic policy, and obtained an MBA from the Tsinghua University - MIT Sloan School International MBA Program. She has planned and implemented corporate development programs in Singapore and is currently based in Beijing, conducting multi-industry market research for a multinational clientele. She is passionate about solutions that make social, environmental, and commercial sense. 


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Equivalence”, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 “The Poverty Line”, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 "Homeless", NUS Museum, Singapore

2018 "The Poverty Line", Georgetown Festival, Whiteaways Arcade, Penang, Malaysia

2017 "Equivalence - The Ecological Footprint of Fish", Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China

2017 "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. - Aristotle", Myanm/art, Yangon, Myanmar

2017 "Equivalence", Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

2015 “The Poverty Line”, deTour, PMQ, Hong Kong

2015 “The Poverty Line” L’exposition MONEY - Les Nuits Photographiques, Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris

2015 “The Poverty Line”, Second Photo Biennial - Unfamiliar Asia, CAFA Museum, Beijing

2015 “The Poverty Line”, Studio 94, Taipei

2012 “The Poverty Line”, Caochangdi PhotoSpring: Arles in Beijing, Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing

2011 “The Poverty Line - China", Newton Circus, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 “Intersect: Technology, Belief, and the Environment”, FotoFest, Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas.

2019 “Athens Photo Festival 2019”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.

2019 "Equivalence, 9th French + Singapore Photographic Arts Award", Alliance Française de Singapour, Singapore.

2018 “Equivalence - The Ecological Footprint of Fish”, 2018 Xishuangbanna Foto Festival, Xishuangbanna, China.

2018 "Capitalist Realism: The loss of the future", Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece

2018 "Transitions II: Post-conflict: reframing a dialogue", Getxophoto International Image Festival 2018, Getxo, Spain

2017 "Here I Live- XII Annual International Media-Forum of young journalists of Eurasia «Dialogue of Cultures»", the State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersberg, Russia

2017 "5th International Vision Methods Conference", Singapore Institute of Technology - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2017 "Photo Speaks 2017", Mirae Baeknyeon Gwan Wolhae, Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea

2017 "Environmental Photo Festival »Horizons Zingst«", Baltic Sea, Germany

2017 "Shanghai International Photography Festival", China Art Museum, China

2016 "Desire and Need", Ark Gallery, Amanasalto Shanghai, China

2015 “Observations of the Ordinary by Chow3”, ION Art gallery, Singapore

2015 “Picturing Change: Visual Culture and the Art of Advocacy”, White Box Publika, Malaysia

2013 “WYNG Masters Award”, Artistree, Hong Kong

2013 “China Stories”, Museum of Modern Art, Tblisi, Georgia

2012 “Transience”, China House, Penang

2011 “Moment of Recognition”, International Center of Photography, New York

2011 “Photography Open Salon”, Galerie Huit, Arles

2009 “Prix de la Photographie”, Espace Dupon Gallery, Paris

2009 “Life and Dreams - Pingyao International Photography Festival”, China

Selected Talks

2016 Reporting on Inequality, Asian Journalism Forum, Singapore

2016 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

2016 Zanadu Beijing

2016 IDEO Shanghai

2015 Picturing Poverty Conference, University of Science Po, Paris

2015 BODW, Hong Kong 2015 TBWA Singapore

2015 TEDxKyoto, Kyoto

2015 TEDxTaipei, Taipei

2015 LIGHT & LIFE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2015 National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2014 APEC Women Leadership Summit, Beijing

2014 TEDxKL, Kuala Lumpur

2012 Global Talent Search, TED @ Shanghai

2012 School of Visual Arts 2008 TEDxBeijing, Beijing