Suki Chan

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Suki Chan
Suki Chan.jpg
Suki Chan filming Still Point in 2011
Born Hong Kong
Nationality British
Known for Video art
Installation Art
New Media Art
Notable work(s) Still Point (2012), Sleep Walk Sleep Talk (2010), Interval II (2008)

Suki Chan (born 1977 in Hong Kong) is an artist whose work uses light, moving image and sound to explore our physical and psychological experience of time and space.[1][2][3][4] 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.[5] Chan’s pieces vary from Photography, film installation to mixed-media sculptures.[6][7]

Chan’s work is included in public and private collections around the world, including the Museum of London,[8] David Roberts Art Foundation, The Ingram Collection [9] and The Celebrity Art Collection on The Solstice cruise ship. She has been commissioned by various organisations to produce work for both galleries and public spaces;[10] these include Film and Video Umbrella,[11] The Chinese Arts Centre, The Young Foundation, Art on the Underground [12] and Aspex Gallery.[13][14]

In 2008, she was nominated for the Northern Art Prize[15][16] and in 2010, she was shortlisted for the Renaissance Art Prize.[17] In 2009, Chan was one of the 6 young British artists featured in the BBC’s series School of Saatchi.[18][19] On the show, Chan elicited rare praise from artist Tracey Emin who said that her work was better than some established artists. "The film's flipping brilliant," she said. "There's a few artists' names come to mind when I saw it but this knocks spots off them."[20] Chan’s work also received a positive review in The Guardian newspaper from the art critic Robert Clark who wrote “Suki Chan’s art makes us wonder in more ways than one. It enables us to treasure the wonder of the world through daring to suggest the dreadful cost of the loss of such wonderful phenomena.”[21][22]

Chan is currently based in London and is represented by Tintype Gallery.[23]


1996: Foundation in Art and Design- Winchester School of Art

1999: BA Fine Art- Goldsmiths

2008: MA Fine Art Chelsea

Recent works[edit]

  • Still Point (2012)
  • A Hundred Seas Rising (2012)[24]
  • Book Shelf series (2012–present)
  • Istanbul (2011)
  • Sleep Walk Sleep Talk (2010)[25]
  • A Place on Earth (2008)
  • Interval II (2008)[26]
  • Tomorrow is our permanent address (2008)
  • Interval (2006)


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