Approved: 16.08.2006

Suki Chan

Artist, Curator

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Suki Chan uses light, moving image and sound to explore our physical and psychological experience of space. She is drawn to light as a physical phenomenon, and the role it plays in our constantly shifting daily experience of our environment, be it urban or rural. Working with a spectrum of scale, Chan transports us from a macro view of space, a landscape or views of an urban environment, to micro,

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Built environment, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Creative writing, Curating, Gallery education, Film-making, Photographic documentation
 

Biography

Suki Chan uses light, moving image and sound to explore our physical and psychological experience of space. She is drawn to light as a physical phenomenon, and the role it plays in our constantly shifting daily experience of our environment, be it urban or rural. Working with a spectrum of scale, Chan transports us from a macro view of space, a landscape or views of an urban environment, to micro, empirical views of a place, to individuals and their stories, imaginations and memories. Through collections of multiples of the same object, such as glasses or school tables, to finding patterns in a murmuration of starlings or the movement of crowds in a metropolis, Chan explores the relationship between an individual to the collective. Architecture, in particular a house or home, is a recurring motif and subject matter in the work. From the fortress like, round rammed-earth Hakka houses in China to wooden refuge huts offering temporary shelter from the rising tides off the Northumberland coast to old-Syrian homes in the Golan Heights, Chan questions the nature of our inhabitation of the world from multiple perspectives.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - A Hundred Seas Rising, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2012 - A Hundred Seas Rising, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight 2012 - Still Point, Lightbox, Woking 2012 - Still Point, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 2011 - Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan 2011 - Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, The Museum of London, London 2011 - Undiscovered Landscapes, The Wapping Project, London 2010 - Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, NAE, Nottingham 2010 - Utopia on the Horizon, Tintype Gallery, London 2009 - Interval II, Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley 2009 - Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 198 Gallery, London 2009 - Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, A-Foundation, London 2008 - Interval II, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester 2007 - Story of Rice 4, El Tanque, Canary Islands, Spain 2006 - Constellations: A Star Map, MAC, Birmingham 2004 - Shadows, Old Seager Distillery, London 2003 - The Story of Rice, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China 2002 - Little Rituals, Turnpike Gallery, Greater Manchester 2002 - Shadow Songs, Liverpool Biennale, Bluecoats Art Centre, Liverpool, UK Group exhibitions 2012 - (b)orders, orders, (dis)orders, Raf Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2012 - Lightness, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Ireland 2012 - Sinopticon, Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK 2012 - The City in the City, Canary Wharf Screen, Art on the Underground, London, UK 2012 - The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London 2011 - China Through the Looking Glass, Friday Late, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 2011 - English Education, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2011 - The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2010 - El Ritmo De la Luz, TEA, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 2010 - Minutiae, Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland 2009 - Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2009 - Eniminminimos II, Esplanade, Singpore 2008 - 13th International Arts and Digital Cultures Festival, Gran Canaria, Spain 2008 - Cantilever, Collyer & Bristow Gallery, London, UK 2008 - Concrete and Glass, 20 Hoxton Square, London, UK 2008 - Futuremap 08, David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London, UK 2007 - bridgeartfair london, Trafalgar Hotel, London 2007 - Reversing Horizons, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai 2007 - Sequence and Repetition II, Jerwood Space, London 2006 - Close Distance, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth 2006 - Contemporary China, Asia House, London 2005 - Fascinations, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong 2005 - When in Rome IV, MAC, Birmingham 2004 - When in Rome II, Spacex, Exeter 2004 - When in Rome III, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 2003 - When in Rome I, Lewisham Art House, London, UK 2000 - Arttextiles 2, Bury St Edmunds Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, touring for two years Curated projects 2010 - For the Sake of the Image, Jerwood Space, London, UK Public commissions 2009 - Imagining Raindrops III, Ridgewood School, Burnley, UK 2008 - Imagining Raindrops II, Commissioned by LIME, Radcliffe PCT Health Centre 2007 - Imagining Raindrops, PCT health centre, Accrington, Lancashire 2006 - Imagine, Osteopathic Centre for Children, Manchester 2005 - Flight - suspended installation, commissioned by LIME for Withington Hospital, Manchester 2005 - The Story of Rice - exterior video projection, commissioned by CAS + Westminster Council, Chinatown, London 2005 - Timeless Journeys - suspended installation, GMPTE bus station, Middleton