Suki Chan

Suki Chan

Slit Lamp Eye, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Fingers, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Lucida – installation view, 2016

Suki Chan

Lucida – installation view, 2016

Suki Chan

Caustics, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Child's eye, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Etching Room, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Eye drawing, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

George Mayerle eye chart, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Gibbons Room, 2016

Lucida, HD video still

Suki Chan

Still Point, 2012

Single-screen High Definition Video, 35 mins 34 secs

Suki Chan

Still Point, 2012

Single-screen High Definition Video, 35 mins 34 secs

Suki Chan

Still Point, 2012

Single-screen High Definition Video, 35 mins 34 secs

Suki Chan

Book Shelf No.1, 2010

Mirror, light, shelf and books
w88 x d28 x h27 cm

Suki Chan

One Hundred Seas Rising (at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth), 2012

Installation and publication commissioned by Aspex, University of Portsmouth CCi SPACE and Quay Arts in response to London 2012.

Suki Chan

One Hundred Seas Rising (at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth), 2012

Installation and publication commissioned by Aspex, University of Portsmouth CCi SPACE and Quay Arts in response to London 2012.

Suki Chan

Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 2009

Two channel High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 2009

Two channel
High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 2009

Two channel High Definition Video Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, in association with 198 Gallery and A Foundation, as part of 'Free to Air'. Supported by London Councils and Arts Council England

Suki Chan

Interval II, 2008

Single screen and multi screen
High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Interval II, 2008

Single screen and multi screen
High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Interval II, 2008

3 channel installation
High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Interval II, 2008

3 channel installation
High Definition Video

Suki Chan

Story of Rice, 2010

Neon lights on angled wooden shelf, Edition of 3

Suki Chan

Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address, 2008

Installation

Suki Chan

Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address, 2008

Installation

Suki Chan

A Place on Earth, 2008

Giclee print with pigment mounted on archival paper
25 x 16.5cm, Edition of 5

Suki Chan is a moving image and installation artist. Using meticulously crafted processes and by abstracting familiar materials and objects, Chan creates uncanny narratives that probe the boundaries between private and public space.

Chan’s films are notable for their dream-like aesthetic. Shifting between the micro and the macro, she draws the viewer into a cinematic ‘elsewhere’. Sleep Walk Sleep Talk  a two-screen installation piece, an impressionistic study of contemporary London at night probes the delicate balance of freedoms and restrictions in an urban metropolis.

Chan’s haunting film Interval II resonates with ideas about migration and transition and how space becomes place. Threaded through her work is an elegiac tracking of the footprints of human narrative, the fables and relics embedded in time and place.

 

 

Born in Hong Kong in 1977

Lives and works in London

Education
2008
MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London
1996 – 1999 BA (Hons), Goldsmiths’ College, London

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Lucida, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, 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 Aspex Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
A Hundred Seas Rising Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Still Point The Lightbox, Woking
Still Point Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

2011
Sleep Walk Sleep Talk Commission for the Dickens in London exhibition at The Museum of London
Undiscovered Landscapes The Wapping Project, London
Sleep Walk Sleep Talk Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

2010
Utopia on the Horizon Tintype, London
Sleep Walk Sleep Talk NAE, Nottingham

2009
Sleep Walk Sleep Talk A-Foundation, London
Sleep Walk Sleep Talk 198 Gallery, London
Interval II Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley

2008
Interval II Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

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

2006
Story of Rice 3 Leicester New Walk Museum

2004
Shadows Old Seager Distillery, Deptford X, London

2003
The Story of Rice Upriver Loft, Kunming, China

2003 – 2001
Shadow Songs Bluecoats Art Centre, Liverpool Biennale

2002
Little Rituals Turnpike Gallery, Manchester

2001
Midsummer’s Daydream Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

2000
Seeing: Out of Time Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

 

Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2017
SEEING, Miami, USA
Mothership, Art Factory, Bruton, UK

2016
Mothership,
SEEING, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Videotage booth, Art Basel Hong Kong, China

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

2015

Still Point – shown as part of A Light Shines in the Darkness, FVU touring exhibition in which six artists’ films travel to churches and cathedrals around the UK
A Personal Passion, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, UK
Drifting Dérive Asia House, London
Obscura part of Essex Road, eight artists – eight films, Tintype, London

2014
Video Art Dr. Bhau Daji Museum, Mumbai, India
Show Motion UAL Showroom, London
Bridge Museum of London, London

2013
Cooperation Territory, 16thLINE Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Dalston House Screenings: There and Here, The Barbican, London
(b)orders, orders, (dis)orders, dna Projects, Sydney, Australia
Plural, WW Gallery, London
Still Point, Deepam Cinema, Seychelles
Still Point, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

2012
(b)orders, orders, (dis)orders, Raf Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Lightness, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Ireland
The City in the City, Art on the Underground, London
Curator’s Egg Altera Pars Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Sinopticon Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth

2011
English Education Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Shape of Things Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
China Through the Looking Glass Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Smokefall Tintype, London
Spritz Simons Muirhead & Burton, London

2010
The Ingram Collection Lightbox, Woking, UK.
El Ritmo De la Luz TEA, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Concrete and Glass 20 Hoxton Square, London, UK
For the Sake of the Image Jerwood Space, London
Minutiae Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland.

2009
Eniminminimos II Esplanade, Singapore
Pathways Profeti Disarmati Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Floating WALL, London
Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River Saatchi Gallery, London
Kiss of a lifetime Bearspace, London
Interval II ArtProjx, Prince Charles Cinema, London
Interval II Evolution Festival, Lumens, Leeds
Propeller Island Brompton Design District, London

2008
Futuremap 08 David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London
Cantilever Collyer & Bristow Gallery, London
13th International Arts and Digital Cultures Festival Gran Canaria, Spain 007 Sequence and Repetition 3 Bridge Art Fair, London
Sequence and Repetition Jerwood Space, London
Sequence and Repetition Beldam Gallery, London
Reversing Horizons Shanghai Museum of Modern Art
House Project Kiliney Hill, Dublin, Ireland

2006
Bracket This Liverpool Biennale
Utopias Eigse, Carlow, Ireland
Fantasy Landscapes Asia House, London
Close Distance Plymouth Arts Centre

2005
Fascinations Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

2003 – 2005
When in Rome Lewisham Art House, London Toured to:
Spacex Exeter; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; MAC, Birmingham, + Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth

2003 – 2004
CODEC/X – Zion Arts Centre, Manchester Toured to:
Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound Winnipeg, Canada. Florida Moving Image Archive, Miami.
Kinokaze, Cinema Rex, Belgrade, Serbia
Cinema Vortex, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami. Switch Media Art Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
WORM @ Zaal de Unie, Rotterdam. New Media space, 24hr art, Northern Territories Centre for
Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

2003
We go Round and Round Comme Ca Art NY, USA
Thermo The Lowry, Salford Pattern Crazy Crafts Council, London

2002
Big Screen in Little China, GMI screen, Leicester Sq, London

2001
Shanghai Art Fair, China

 

Public Art Commissions

2009
Imagining Raindrops III, Ridgewood School

2008
Imagining Raindrops II, LIME

2007
Imagining Raindrops, MPA

2006
Imagine (space above our heads), OCC, Manchester

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

 

Artist Residencies

2004 – 2006 OCC, Manchester
2004 King’s School, Gutersloh, Germany
2003 Artist residency/research project, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China
2001 – 2003 Turnpike Gallery, Manchester
2002 Artist residency, PKW, Singapore

 

Awards/Grants

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
Cultural Diversity Award, Arts Council & AGMA
2002 Individual Artists Award, Arts Council
Cultural Diversity Award, Arts Council & AGMA
2001 Individual Artists Award, Arts Council

 

Public & Private Collections
David Roberts Art Foundation, London
EA Byrne Contemporary Art Collection, London
Ingram Collection, London
Esplanade, Singapore
The Celebrity Art Collection on Solstice Cruise Ship
Private collections in the UK and USA

 

Publications
For the Sake of the Image Jerwood catalogue 2010
Utopia on the Horizon by Suki Chan, Tintype, London 2011

Suki Chan, Still Point, 2012,

Single-screen
High Definition Video

Suki Chan, One Hundred Seas Rising, 2012,

Installation (and publication)

Suki Chan, Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 2009,

Two channel High Definition Video