Victoria Dong is an interdisciplinary designer whose work explores the role of contemporary textiles in creating spaces for underrepresented groups. She honed her skills at the Royal College of Art and the University of Hong Kong, where she developed her fascination with the complexities of identity.
Her current body of work, ‘Great Grandfather, Grandmother, Father’, is the breath-taking culmination of her artistic skill and reckonings with the past. Inspired by her Great-grandfather, a textile tradesman who moved from China to Guatemala in 1920, Dong’s work weaves together private and historical documents. By manipulating different materials, she unites the personal and political to understand the role of history in shaping her diasporic family’s experiences. Dong’s skilful handling of textiles creates a sense of cohesion between time and place, which acknowledges the fluidity and multi-faceted nature of identity.
Victoria Dong currently works in Heatherwick Studio in London. She has exhibited her work in the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists for the Prized Exhibition 2022 and created an installation for the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the K11 Art Mall.