Donna Chiu is a visual artist based in Singapore. Her practice focuses mainly on photography and painting.

Using art to make sense of the world, Chiu's work unfolds an introspective dialogue with myself and often takes the form of abstraction. In recent years, my artistic process has evolved into a cathartic journey of self-reflection, delving into the depths of emotional trauma experienced not only by herself but also by those around her. As a result, Chiu's work has also evolved into an exploration of human vulnerability, intimacy, identity, and the intricate interplay between individuals and the circumstances that confront them.

Chiu's work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe.

professional experience

Solo Exhibition

2023    Sitting by the Window, Looking at the Painting Dry - Photography of Southeast Asia IV, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong 

Group Exhibitions

2012    Random Encounters, Pigeonhole, Singapore

2014    Days We Met, Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

2016    Singapore Photography Showcase, Odesa/Batumi Photo Days, Ukraine 

2016    Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

2018    Tianshui Photography Biennale, China 

2018    Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

2022    A(R)TITUDE Festival, Galleria Inarttendu and Biblioteca Comunale, Italy

2023    A Thousand Words: Photography in conTEXT, library@orchard,  Singapore

2023    New Photographic Image, the International Exhibition of the Society of Modern Photography & Video, South Korea


Take a Seat (published by 5iveFootWay, 2013)

+50 (published by Platform, 2016)


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts (English Literature & Linguistic)

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