Kristina Chan

Website: http://www.kristinachan.com

Email: contact@kristinachan.com

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Stage Right: Centre Stage, Lithographic mono print, 247 x 135 x 5 cm, 2017

Stage Right, Lithographic mono print, 247 x 135 x 5 cm, 2017

Seascapes, Lithography, monoprint, Drawing, 100 x 136cm, 2017

Exhibit A, Anise Gallery, London, March-April 2018

Sites and Mention (diptych), Etched Multimedia, 30 x 30 cm each, 2018

Leith Theatre, The Stage, Laser etched Woodcut, 46 x 84 x 3 cm, Edition of 5, 2017


Statement

My practice is predicated upon the investigation of social anthropology, individual and collective histories, through sight specific analysis.  I seek out places and sites whose histories haunt and interrupt the present.  

I choose sites that silence.

My work is a series of minimal, often incomplete narratives: like torn pages of a story I attempt to reassemble an experience lived out of order. Anachronisms isolate themselves, still time, and demand pause.  They hold us.

In this stagnancy, untold histories recount themselves, in all their brevity, satire, beauty, and collapse. 

Biography

Kristina Chan’s works are a culmination and accumulation into site specific history to depict socio-cultural entropic narratives. They explore the correlation between architecture and sculptural landscapes of derelict and disused spaces. She seeks sites where the intersection between function and intention have fallen into decline and disrepair, where untold histories recount themselves, in all their brevity, satire, beauty, and collapse.

She works within the reimagined human landscape: the world we shape to suit our needs and what happens when their obsolescence renders them irrelevant. Kristina Chan graduated with Distinction in MA Print from the Royal College of Art London, trained in analogue and digital photography, lithography, etching, screen print, and digital media manipulation. Her work has been widely exhibited including Musée du Louvre, Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Mall Galleries London, Royal Scottish Academy, Anise Gallery London, Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers, Project 88 Mumbai, and Idio Gallery, New York, to name a few.

She has participated in numerous art and publishing fairs including Artrooms London (Jan 2018), Artrooms Roma (Mar 2018), NEU NOW Amsterdam Online (Sept 2017), 4th Edition Hidden Door Arts Festival Edinburgh (May-June 2017), 1st Edition KoMASK Masters Printmaking Salon Antwerp (April 2017), Offprint TATE, TATE Modern (May 2015/2016/2018), Small Press Projects, UCL Slade, London (February 2016), Artists’ As Independent Publishers Symposium touring the Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Germany; Mindepartementet Museum of Art and Photography, Stockholm, Sweden; and Rom8 Gallery in Bergen, Norway; The Dyson Gallery London, UK; University of Applied Arts Archives Vienna, Austria; throughout 2016.

Kristina was the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, winner of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) Anthony Dawson Young Printmakers Award (1st Place), the RSA Guthrie Award, and a 2017 Wyng Media Award (WMA) Commission finalist. Kristina received the Villiers David Travel Grant and award 2015, Canadian General Governor’s Award for Excellence 2010 and the Government of Canada’s Millennium Award and Bursary 2009.

CV

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