Sim Chan


Artist’s Statement

Sim Chan

Sim’s work is a tangible expression of the desire to unlock and blur boundaries of forms within the city. He has been worked on depictions of the local cityscape and the urban architecture intensively. His work is a compilation of artist’s own observations,

reminiscences and tactile senses towards the ever-changing city. Looking into the urban development with his saw, wooden frame and paintbrushes, Sim tries to explore the underneath correlations between lifestyle and the changes that people made upon the nature; which, indeed, reveals his pursuit of dream from the struggles in reality.

陳氏以城市建築作為主要創作題材, 作品紀錄並表達了他自身對城市生活之觀察、記

憶和感受, 透過探討城市發展下人的生活模式及其對自然的改造, 陳以繪畫思考其中關係, 並寄喻他在夢想和現實之間的探索與追求。建立出他對城市獨有的視覺語言。


Artist Biography

Born in Hong Kong in 1987, graduated from the Hong Kong Art School, Major in Painting.

Sim set up his studio in Fotan since 2007; He also participated artist-in-residence program in Beijing in 2009. He was selected as one of the nominees for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013, He was awarded “40under40” global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. In the same year, he was commissioned to create a public art installation at Hong Kong Arts Centre.  He was selected by “Art @ Government Buildings 2013-14” to create a public art installation and paintings at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

He participated in various art exhibitions actively since 2007. Sim’s work has been exhibited in different cities such as Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Thailand, Korea, London, Venice, Zurich and Melbourne. Collectors of his art include APO’s Public Art Collections, Hysan Place, Leo Gallery, Red Elation Gallery and private collections in Hong Kong and abroad.

 

1987出生於香港, 畢業於香港藝術學院, 主修繪畫。

自2007年起陳氏於火炭設置工作室, 於2009年到北京作駐地藝術家並進行創作。陳氏於2011年入選傑出亞洲藝術獎, 2013年被透視雜誌選為 “40 under 40”全球40位40歲以下之創作驕子及再次入選2013傑出亞洲藝術獎, 同年被邀於香港藝術中心制作公共藝術裝置作品。2014年入選「藝聚政府大樓2013-14」並於伊利沙伯體育館制作大型公共藝術裝置及繪畫作品。

自2007年起參與多個藝術展覽, 其作品曾於香港、澳門、 北京、上海、台北、新加坡、東京、泰國、韓國、倫敦、威尼斯、蘇黎世、墨爾本等地方展出, 其作品為藝術推廣辦事處公共藝術藏品、希慎廣場、獅語畫廊、紅彩畫廊及私人收藏。

 


CV

 

Education

Hong Kong Art School, Higher Diploma in Fine Art, 2009
Hong Kong Art School, Certificate in Visual Arts, 2006

Public Art Projects

2015

Sino Art in community x Society of Boys’ Centres Shing Tak Centre
Society of Boys’ Centres Shing Tak Centre, Hong Kong

2014
“Let the kites back into the sky” – Art@Government Building 2013-14
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong

2013
“SimKites” @Hong Kong Public Art
Jockey Club Atrium of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Solo and Duo Exhibition

2016
Urban Dwelling – SataSky Contemporary Art
SataSky Contemporary Art, Zurich

2014
POETIC SPACE – Arthur Chan and Sim Chan
YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
“Crafting Sky” – Group Exhibition of Sim Chan & Stanley Siu
100 ft. PARK, Hong Kong

2012
“Viewfinder – Solo Exhibition by Sim CHAN”
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

“SimSky: Sim Chan Solo Exhibition”
Leo Gallery, Shanghai

“Inside Out” – Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan and Vaan Ip
Fabrik Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2011
“[KŌNG] ² – Sim Chan Solo Exhibition”
New Gallery on Old Bailey, Central, Hong Kong

2010
“Here, there, where? – Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan, Sun Yu”
FQProject Gallery, Shanghai

Selected Group Exhibition

2016
6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair
Macau

Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial 2016
Pao Haung Sue Ing Campus, Hong Kong Art School, HK.

Venice Architecture Biennale Hong Kong Exhibition
15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition
Venice, Italy

Ansan International Art Fair AIAF
Asan Arts Center, Korea

The Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2016 : Finalists’ Exhibition
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2A Conway Street, London

The China Collective – Lane Crawford – ifc mall
Lane Crawford – ifc mall, Hong Kong

Crossing Border|Border Crossing —International Festival of Crossing Media
MOST Alternative Space, JCCAC Art Village (Hong Kong)

2015
BACK TO THE FUTURE – PHASE I
The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Floor of Love Art Exhibition
Hotel Sav, Hong Kong

“Young Talent Hong Kong 2015 – Affordable Art Fair 2015”
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

ART CENTRAL 2015
BOOTH C08, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Crush On My City
Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

10th Anniversary Exhibition- In Conversations with 100 local artists
YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong

2014

CRACKER – Christmas Group Show
The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE CHARITY ART AUCTION 2014
EXPERIMENTAL GALLERY, 3/F HKAC, Hong Kong

2014 ART MO International Art Fair
the Venetian Macao Cotai Expo, Macao

SPOT ART 2014
ARTRIUM@MCI , SINGAPORE

ANTIQCUTE –  INSTALLATION PROJECT
“FINE ART ASIA 2014“
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2014 ART NOVA 100
National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing ,China

The 2013-14 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalist Exhibition
The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong

“100ft.PARK Special Project 2 – Inside 100ft² – Affordable Art Fair 2014”
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Art @ Government Buildings 2013-14
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong

“Fotanian OpenStudios 2014”
Red Elation Studio X Sim Chan, Fo Tan, Hong Kong

2013
“Art Taipei 2013”
Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, Taipei

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2013 – by Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, HKRAC
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

“INSPIRE” – Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition and Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction
“Fine Art Asia 2013”
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013”
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

“Hong Kong Inivitational Oil Painting Exhibition 2013“
Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

“ENVIRON(S): Cityscape” By Sim Chan, Teppei Miyake and Tai Han-Hong
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

“Evolution” – Group Exhibition
K11, Hong Kong

“SimKites” HKAC_ Hong Kong Public Art
Jockey Club Atrium of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“Young Talent Hong Kong – Affordable Art Fair 2013”
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“AHAF HK 2013”
Mandarin Oriental, Central, Hong Kong

“Selected works by Gallery Artists”
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

“Fotanian OpenStudios 2013”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Red Elation Studio X Sim Chan)

2012
“Art Taipei 2012”
Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, Taipei (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, New Gallery on Old Bailey)

“Asia Contemporary Art Show 2012”
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, Fabrik Contemporary Art)

“CONNECT – Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition and Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction”
“Fine Art Asia 2012”
Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“FABULOUS ROMANTIC” – The Art of City Life in the eyes of 13 Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan artists
SIGNATURE Fine Arts ,Beijing

“《JET》 十年一刻創作展“
Ocean Terminal Main Concourse, Harbour City Hong Kong

“HONG KONG AUGUST – In the Mood for Art”
SIGNATURE Fine Arts ,Beijing

“Art Melbourne 2012”
Royal exhibition Building, Carlton, Australia (Presented by FQProject Gallery)

Hong Kong Contemporary”
The Park Lane Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, Fabrik Contemporary Art)

“HONG KONG inVISIBLE – Contemporary Art Exhibition by Hong Kong Artists”
Schoeni Art Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

” Small is Beautiful Vol.3 ”
Leo Gallery, Shanghai

“Hong Kong Art Walk 2012”

“AHAF HK 2012″
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (Presented by Fabrik Contemporary Art)

“1st Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012”
Central Library, Hong Kong

“The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition”
Level 3 Main Foyer, The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
Pearl Lam’s gallery, Shanghai

“Fotanian OpenStudios 2012”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Red Elation Studio X Sim Chan)

2011
“VISION” Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition & Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction
“Fine Art Asia 2011”
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“Selected works by Gallery Artists”
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

“ART FAIR TOKYO 2011”
Tokyo International Forum, Japan (Presented by Red Elation Gallery)

“Fotanian OpenStudios 2011”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio , Sim Chan & Vaan Ip x Red Elation Gallery)

2010
“Chinese 20th Century and Contemporary Art Autumn Auction 2010”
Beijing (Presented by FQ Project Gallery)

“ShContemporary 2010”
Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai (Presented by FQ Project Gallery)

“3 IN 1- An exhibition by Pabro ”
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

“Fotanian OpenStudios 2010”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio)

2009
“1st Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Honors Show & Charity Auction 2009”
Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

“Invitational Exhibition for HK Young Artist”
Wan Fung Gallery, Hong Kong

“The moon gazed at you – You gaze at it too”
White @ rcade, Hong Kong

“FEEL IN THE BLANK, Hong Kong Art School Graduation Exhibition”
Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

“Fotan Artist Open Studios 2009”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio)

2008
“2008 GATHER Exhibition”
A&M Art Workshop, JCCAC, Hong Kong

“Trail Of Time Exhibition”
La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok

“Childhood Memories Exhibition”
A Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

“Fotan Artist Open Studios 2008”
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (LogBook Studio)

2007
“Small d design Exhibition of JIUU”
XNHUA Book City, Hong Kong

“Small d design Exhibition of JIUU”
A Link Gallery, Hong Kong

Award

2016
The Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2016 –  Finalist
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

2014
Selected Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013-14
The Sovereign Asian Art Foundation

2013
Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2013 –  Finalist
The Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (HKRAC)

Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2013
Perspective Magazine

2012
Merit Award, 1st Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012
Hong Kong Oil Painting Research Society

2011
Selected Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011
The Sovereign Asian Art Foundation

2009
[Starlight Hong Kong] Outstanding Artist Grand Award
1st HK Contemporary Arts Honor

2008
Best Artwork Award in Painting
Hong Kong Art School