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

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 exhibited at the Les Nuits Photographiques, Paris; Beijing Photo Biennial, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing; Gexto Photo; Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersberg; National University of Singapore Museum; Myanm/art gallery, Yangon; Museum of Modern Art, Tblisi; Galerie Huit, Arles. 

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

Chow and Lin are based in Beijing, China. 


Stefen Chow is a Malaysian-born, Singapore-raised photographer. His work has been awarded by World Press Photo, National Geographic and has worked with institutions including Smithsonian Magazine, GEO, Wall Street Journal and Foreign Policy.

Lin Huiyi 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.