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HoyCheong Wong with Simon Davenport and Shahed Saleem

Following a successful working relationship with Folkestone’s Islamic Cultural Centre as part of Folkestone Triennial 2017, the relationship has been extended to the 2021 Triennial.

HoyCheong Wong will now collaborate with artist Simon Davenport and architect Shahed Saleem / Makespace to continue a project designed to foreground the Cultural Centre and its possible future development. 

His artwork for the 2021 Triennial will be evolved through design workshops with the Islamic community and Madrasa. In addition an exhibition that envisages a possible future development of the mosque building will be hosted in the Mosque courtyard during the Triennial.

Wong Hoy Cheong was born in Georgetown, Malaysia. He is a visual artist, educator and community worker. Working in a wide range of visual media, Wong addresses concerns about identity and indigeneity, the retrieval of marginalised narratives, migration and globalisation; and the slipperiness that lies between fact and fiction, past and present. 

Simon Davenport is a sculptor, filmmaker and builder based in Folkestone. At the centre of his practice lies a fascination with the enormity of human existence. His work derives its aesthetic from a wide range of influences including film, music, literature and philosophy.

Shahed Saleem is the founder and director of Makespace, and has grown the architectural practice's expertise in residential, community and faith buildings from its base in London's East End. He has diversified his practice to include teaching, writing, research and installations. Shahed teaches a design studio at the University of Westminster, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Through his work with the Survey of London he has developed an expertise in heritage, public history and public engagement.

Find more of HoyCheong Wong's work. 

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