Teresa Eng is interested in the ever-changing world and its relationship to history.  Her introspective nature has led her revisit a particular subject over a period of time, revisiting a place over several months to a few years. This temporal and physical distance allows her process to her thoughts while allowing new and existing strands of ideas to merge together. Teresa’s projects explore the fragmentation of identity in the diaspora communities and in the digital world, the psychological state of trauma, and the changing nature of neighbourhood and cities.

Teresa was awaded 2019 Burtynksy Grant and a finalist for 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Hyéres 33e festival of fashion and photography. Her first book, “Speaking of scars’, was shortlisted for the 2013 Aperture/Paris Photo First Book Award.



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2019   Kaleidoscope, Somerset House, London

2019   209 Women, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2018   209 Women, Palace of Westminster, London

2018   Futures Talent Pool, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam

2018   Hyères 33e Festival de Mode, de Photographie et D’Accessoire de Mode, France

2018   Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2017   Burning with pleasure #3, Photofusion, London

2017   You and Me, Landskrona foto festival, Landskrona, Sweden

2016   Roads Less Traveled, TIFF festival, Warsaw

2015   Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Athens

2014   Photography as Installation, Oxford house, London

2014   Rolling snowball 5, CEAC-DIS, Djupivogur, Iceland

2014   Photobookshow Malmö, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmö

2013   Reading photographs, Camec, La Spezia, Italy

2013   E book show, Southhampton

2011   On water, Canal museum, London

2009   Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Rochelle school, London

2009   Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse, Manchester

2009   Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed, The Photographer’s Gallery, London



2019 Burtynsky Grant, Winner

2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize, finalist

2019 Images Vevey Book Award, finalist

2018 Hyères 33e Festival de Mode et de Photographie, France, finalist

2015 Gasworks International Fellowship

2015 Canada Council of the Arts Travel Grant

2013 First book award: Paris photo/Aperture foundation, Paris, shortlisted

2013 Dummy award: Fotobook festival, Kassel, shortlisted

2013 Book design award: Antalis review, shortlisted

2009 Pol Roger New Image Competition, winner


2019   China Dream (forthcoming)

2016   Self/Portrait, self-published, hardback, 36 pages plus 15 gatefolds

2012   Speaking of scars, self-published, hardback, 68 pages


2018   208 Women, Palace of Westminster, London

2018   Liverpool 2018 commission, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2012  Olympics portrait commission, The Photographer’s Gallery, London


Parliamentary Art Collection, Palace of Westminster

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo

National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University


2015   Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2015   Dimension Art Centre, Chongqing, China

2013   Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, China


2018   Artists talk, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2017   Artists talk, Sino Flux, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2017   With Caravan Projects: Polycopies (FR), Zum Festival (BR), Feira Tijuana (BR), Friends w/ Books (DE), Cultural Traffic (UK), Missread (DE) Multiple Art Days (FR)
2016   With Caravan Projects: C/O Book Days (DE), Polycopies (FR)


Jemina Boraccino , ‘La China Vaporeuse et connectée de Teresa Eng’, Molty Mag, 2018

Laura Robertson, ‘Teresa Eng’s Instagram’, Tilt zine, Open Eye Gallery, 2018

Max Ferguson, ‘The Overlook. Looked Over’, Splash & Grab magazine, Issue 4, Nov 2017

Sheila Zhao, ‘Space Defined’, Raw View magazine, Issue 09, Autumn 2017

Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, Xing, Self published, July 2017

Allen Murabayashi, ‘Teresa Eng: Portrait of a selfie’, Photoshelter, 14 Feb 2017

Bruno Ceschel, ‘Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual & Manifesto’, SPBH/Aperture, Nov 2015

Adam Bell, ‘Book review: Speaking of scars’, Photoeye, 28 Oct 2013

Barbara Tannenbaum, ‘First Photobook Shortlist: Speaking of scars’, Paris Photo, Fall 2013

Daniel Jewesbury, ‘Review: Speaking of scars’ Source Magazine, Issue 75, Summer 2013

Joanna Cresswell, ‘Review: Speaking of scars’, Hotshoe Magazine, Issue 183, Apr/May 2013

Jörg Colberg, ‘Review: Speaking of scars’, Conscientious, 10 Jan 2013

David Bate, ‘The real aesthetic: Documentary noise’, Portfolio Magazine, Issue 51, Summer 2010

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, exh. cat, New Contemporaries publications, 2009