Suki Chan
  • About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
    • Group Exhibition
  • Artworks
    • Video
  • Suki Chan
  • Birthdate: 1977
    Birthplace: China | Hongkong SAR
    Gender: Female
    Lives and Works in: United Kingdom | England
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    Suki Chan is a London based artist and filmmaker. Chan uses a range of media including installation, moving image, photography and sound to explore our perception of time and place. Her immersive, mesmerizing film works draws the viewer into a cinematic 'elsewhere', investigating memory, subjectivity, belief and knowledge systems.

    Chan's practice is research-based and features dialogues with specific communities such as commuters, skaters, meditators, ophthalmologists and scientists. She has filmed in diverse locations and sites including contested sacred sites in the Middle East; Senate House Library in London; Hagia Sofia in Istanbul; and rammed earth roundhouses in Yunnan province associated with her Hakka heritage in China.

    Chan's work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Museum of London, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester; Liverpool Biennale; Art Basel Hong Kong, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, China; Frost Science Museum, Miami, US; Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; and Dr. Bhau Daji Museum, Mumbai, India. Chan’s work is included in public and private collections in the UK and USA, including the Museum of London, David Roberts Art Foundation, The Ingram Collection and The Celebrity Art Collection on The Solstice ship.

    Chan is currently in receipt of a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award and a grant from the Arts Council of England to develop Lucida, an ambitious multi-screen interactive video installation that exposes the complex relationship between the human eye, the brain and vision.

    Chan studied at Goldsmiths College and Chelsea School of Arts. She is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
    Education:
    2008    MA, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK.
    1996 -1999    BA (Hons), Goldsmiths' College, London, UK.
  • Biography
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2017 Lucida, CFCCA, Manchester, UK.

    2017 Lucida, Asia House, London, UK.

    2016 Lucida, Tintype, London, UK.

    2015 A Light Shines in Darkness, FVU touring project: Still Point in St Catherine's Chapel, Norwich Cathedral & St Werburgh’s Church, Derby, UK.

    2012 A Hundred Seas Rising, Quays Arts, Isle of Wight, UK. A Hundred Seas Rising, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK. Still Point, The Lightbox, Woking, UK.

    2012 Still Point, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK.

    2011 Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, The Museum of London, London, UK. Undiscovered Landscapes, The Wapping Project, London, UK.

    2011 Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. 2010 Utopia on the Horizon, Tintype gallery, London, UK.

    2011 Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, NAE, Nottingham, UK.

    2009 Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, A-Foundation, London, UK.

    2009 Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 198 Gallery, London, UK.

    2008 Interval II, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK.

    2007 Story of Rice 4, El Tanque, Canary Islands, Spain.

    2006 Story of Rice 3, Leicester New Walk Museum, UK.

    2003 The Story of Rice, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China.

    2003-2001 Shadow Songs, Bluecoats Art Centre, Liverpool Biennale, UK.

    2001 Midsummer's Daydream, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore.

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

    2017 SEEING, Frost Science Museum, Miami, USA.

    2016 SEEING, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

    2016 Videotage booth, Art Basel Hong Kong, China.

    2016 The Ingram Collection: Not all Contemporary Art is Rubbish!, The Lightbox, Woking, UK.

    2015 A Personal Passion, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton.

    2015 A Light Shines in Darkness, FVU touring project, Church of St Edmund, Rochdale & Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, UK.

    2015 DRIFTING DÉRIVE, Asia House, London, UK.

    2014 Essex Road, Tintype, London.

    2014 Video Art, Dr. Bhau Daji Museum, Mumbai, India.

    2014 Show Motion, UAL Showroom, London, UK.

    2014 Bridge, Museum of London, London, UK.

    2013 Cooperation Territory, 16thLINE Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Dalston House Screenings: There and Here, The Barbican, London, UK. (b)orders, orders, (dis)orders, dna Projects, Sydney, Australia.

    2013 Still Point, Deepam Cinema, Seychelles.

    2013 Still Point, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK.

    2012 (b)orders, orders, (dis)orders, Raf Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

    2012 Lightness, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Ireland

    2012 The City in the City, Art on the Underground, London, UK.

    2012 Curator’s Egg, Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK.

    2011 English Education, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

    2011 The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

    2011 China Through the Looking Glass, Victoria & Albert Museum Friday Late, London, UK.

    2010 The Ingram Collection, Lightbox, Woking, UK.

    2010 El Ritmo De la Luz, TEA, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

    2010 Minutiae, Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland.

    2009 Eniminminimos II, Esplanade, Singapore.

    2009 Pathways, Profeti Disarmati Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

    2009 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

    2008 Futuremap 08, David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London, UK. 13th International Arts and Digital Cultures Festival, Gran Canaria, Spain.

    2007 Sequence and Repetition 3, Bridge Art Fair, London, UK.

    2007 Sequence and Repetition, Jerwood Space, London, UK. Reversing Horizons, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, UK. House Project, Kiliney Hill, Dublin, Ireland.

     

    CURATED EXHIBITIONS

    2010 For the Sake of the Image, Jerwood Space, London, UK.

    2006 Imagine, OCC, Manchester, UK.

     

    PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

    2009 Imagining Raindrops III, Ridgewood School, Burnley, UK.

    2008 Imagining Raindrops II, LIME, UK.

    2007 Imagining Raindrops, MPA, UK.

    2006 Imagine, OCC, Manchester, UK.

    2005 Story of Rice 2, CAS, London, UK. Timeless Journeys, GMPTE, UK.
    Flight, LIME, Manchester, UK.

     

    ARTIST RESIDENCIES

    2014 Aspex Visual Arts, Portsmouth, UK.

    2004-2006 OCC, Manchester, UK.

    2004 King's School, Gutersloh, Germany.

    2003 Artist residency/research project, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China.

    2003-2001 Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, UK.

    2002 Artist residency, PKW, Singapore.

     

    AWARDS/GRANTS

    2015 Small Arts Award, Wellcome Trust.

    2015 Grant for the Arts award, Arts Council of England.

    2008 Development award, Film and Video Umbrella.

    2007 Grant for the Arts award, Arts Council of England. LAFVA production award, Film London.

    2003 Artist Links Award, British Council & Arts Council.

    2003 Cultural Diversity Award, Arts Council & AGMA.

    2002 Individual Artists Award, Arts Council.

    2002 Cultural Diversity Award, Arts Council & AGMA.

    2001 Individual Artists Award, Arts Council.

     

    PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    Museum of London, UK.

    David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK.

    EA Byrne Contemporary Art Collection, London, UK. Esplanade, Singapore.

    Ingram Collection, London, UK.

    University of the Arts Art Collection, UK.

    University of Salford Art Collection, UK.

    The Celebrity Art Collection on Solstice Cruise Ship.

    Private collections in the UK and USA.

  • Exhibitions
    • PARKing::Nature as Data. Chapter 2
      Nov 10, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
      Opening: Nov 10, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , boredomresearch, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibition
    • PARKing::Nature as Data Chapter 1
      Sep 22, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018
      Opening: Sep 22, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , David Blandy, Ewa Justka, Larry Achiampong, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Sebastian Buerkner, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibition
  • Artworks
    • Lucida | Suki Chan

      Video | 3 Channel Interactive High Definition Video Installation | 00:22:06 | 2016