Akai Chew

Singapore City, Singapore
My works explores the microcosms of the urbanscape. Earlier in my practice I had started to make observations on the relationship between the various elements of the urbanscape. In my photography I aim to show the hidden interactions between the various elements which are oblivious to the masses. The milieu is a constant juxtaposition of the physical and metaphysical, and both states of being are in a constant state of flux and transition.

It is a meditative process for me, as I reconcile the various elements of my experiences in a space onto a work. I explore recurring concepts of memory, time, space and architecture. I explore boundaries of photography, human memory and human experience.

Work Experience

Affordable Art Fair 2013

F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

21 - 24 November 2013

Presence at Affordable Art Fair 2013 represented by Harper's Bazaar Singapore
November 2013 - Singapore

100 Friends 100 Songs

TCC the Gallery, 51 Circular Road

10 Oct 2013 to 4 Jan 2014

Group show 100 Friends 100 Songs at TCC the Gallery
October 2013 - December 2013 Singapore

Noise Singapore, The Apprenticeship Programme

Singapore Art Museum

27 July 2013 to 1 September 2013

I was part of Noise Singapore's The Apprenticeship Programme.
Guided by photographer and academic Chow Chee Yong, myself along with the other apprentices put up an exhibition at Singapore Art Museum, 8Q based on the concept 'If The World Changed', which was the theme for the Singapore Biennale 2013.
July 2013 - August 2013 Singapore

Noise Singapore Showcase 2013

Event Hall, ION Orchard

24 Jul 2013 – 14 Aug 2013
Series Roofscape exhibited.
July 2013 - August 2013 Singapore

First Solo Show

SPR MRKT, 2 McCallum Street

6 April 2013 - 30 June 2013.

My first solo show of selected architecture and fashion works.
April 2013 - June 2013 Singapore

Harper's Bazaar Jewelfest 2013

Jewelfest Jewel Pavillion, Ngee Ann City

17 to 21 October 2012

Spread Urbanista (2012) exhibited at Jewelfest 2012.

Assignment competition shoot from Harper's Bazaar Singapore.
October 2012 - Singapore

Harper's Bazaar X ION Orchard Fashion Photography Exhibition

Level 1, ION Orchard

Exhibition of my Honourable Mention spread in Harper's Bazaar x ION Orchard photography awards.
October 2012 - Singapore


Singapore Polytechnic


Singapore, Singapore


Federation Of European Photographers

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year, International Silver Award


Federation Of European Photographers

International Category Top 10 finalist



Honourable Mention, Fashion Category


Harper's Bazaar Singapore

Harper's Bazaar ION Orchard Photography Award, Honourable Mention