Biennale of Sydney

Kylie Kwong

Image: photograph by Gary Heery

Kylie Kwong

Born 1969 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney

Kylie Kwong is an Australian-Chinese chef who uses food as a catalyst for positive social impact and cultural exchange. Kwong collaborates with artisans, farmers and the community to develop initiatives that empower people to rethink food through the lens of sustainability, Indigenous traditions and interconnectedness.

Kwong is known for her cookbooks, television shows and former role as the restaurateur, chef and co-owner of Billy Kwong. She is also an ambassador for the South Eveleigh precinct, a state-of-the-artwork and lifestyle destination.

True Nourishment by Kylie Kwong

A project for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN
March – October 2020

"DURING the first couple of months of COVID-19, my dear friend Kylie Kwong cooked for me. Every Saturday evening, at 5:25, or 5:55, or 6:05 pm – yes, besides her wondrous gifts as a person and a chef, she operates with military-like precision – this amazing being brought delicious and nourishing joy to my doorstep. I wanted to give something back." - Barbara Flynn