Jeff Chiu works with photographs and other documents from his family archive as a way of mining his personal history and his Chinese heritage. His work explores the fragility of intergenerational connections. Working with photography, drawing and installation, Chiu evokes the loss of language and shifts of meaning through the material deterioration of images as they are copied, transferred, reinterpreted and reorganized. His works suggest new constellations of meaning.
Jeff Chiu holds a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University. He is the recipient of the Amia-AGO Photography Prize Scholarship, 2016 and the SF Award in photography, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 2016.