Sim Chan

Sim Chan

Hong Kong/Beijing, Hong Kong

About Sim Chan

Sim Chan / 陳閃

1987 born in Hong Kong
2006 Graduated from (HKAS) Cerificate in Visual Arts
2007 Set up "KISS on FIRE studio" in Fo Tan, HK
2008 Graduated from (HKAS) Higher Diploma in Fine Art
2009 Set up "Pabro studio" in Beijing

Artist Biography

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

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.

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, He was awarded "40under40" global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. Recently, he was commissioned to create a public art installation at the Jockey Club Atrium of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

He participated in various art exhibitions actively since 2007. Sim's work has been exhibited in different cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Thailand and Melbourne. His artworks have been collected by private collectors in Hong Kong and abroad. He has continuously joined "Fotan Artist Open Studios" from 2008 to 2013.

陳閃

1987出生於香港, 畢業於香港藝術學院, 主修繪畫。

過去數年, 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。

自2007年起陳氏於火炭設置工作室, æ–¼2009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"å…¨çƒ40位40歲以下以創作驕子。最近亦被邀於香港藝術中心賽馬會展廊制作公共藝術裝置作品。

自2007年起參與多個藝術展覽, 其作品曾於香港、北京、上海、新加坡、東京、泰國、墨爾本等地方展出, 其作品為香港及海外私人收藏。亦於2008年至2013年期間持續參與「伙炭藝術工作室開放計劃」。

Education

AWARD:

2013

Selected finalist of Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2013
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

Exhibitions

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS:


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 EXHIBITIONS:
2013

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

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2013
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

"Smal