b.1994 Singapore 

Lives and works in the UK

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020          Sentient Mecha Furniture, BALTIC39, Newcastle

2020          Subsequent Hotchpotch, DKUK, Peckham

2019          Sentient Home Devices, Gallery North, Newcastle

 

Group Exhibitions 

2020         The Potion Room, Subsidiary Projects, London

2019          Newbridge Collective Studio Open Studio, The Newbridge Project, Gateshead 

2019          Online Presents curated by Jessy Jepacks, Skelf [www.skelf.org.uk]

2019          Five Pound Poster Party, CBS Gallery, Liverpool.

2019          Up is a Relative Concept: Launch of Fold(Lab), Fold, London

2019          London Art Fair with IMT Gallery, Business Design Centre, London

2019          Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London 

2018          Manchester Contemporary Art Fair, Manchester Central, Manchester

2018          Chop Leisure, IMT Gallery, London

2018          Opolis, 93 Baker Street, London

2018          The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, Gallery North, Newcastle 

2018          Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial 2018, Liverpool 


2017          Carnival of the Animals and Danse Macabre, San Mei Gallery, London 

2017          Chain by 15, Papa Bear, London 

2017          Slade Print Fair, UCL, London 

 

2016          Vault, UCL Art Museum, London 

2016          Long Distant Song Effects, The Milton Gallery, London 

 

2015          Les Etudiants, Salon, London 

2015          Rose, Lemons, Okra or Goutweed, The Embassy Tea Gallery, London 

 

2013          Works on Paper Fair, Science Museum, London 

2013          National Open Art Competition, The Pallent House Gallery, London 

2013          National Open Art Competition, The Royal College of Art Galleries, London 

 

Awards 

 

2018         The Duveen Travel Scholarship | UCL 

2018         The Woon Prize | The Woon Foundation 
2017         The Alfred W Rich Prize |  Slade  

2015         Max Werner Drawing Prize |  Slade 

2013         The Piron Strange Award | National Open Art Competition 

Workshops

2019        Collective Studio: Introduction to ceramics, The Newbridge Project, Gateshead.

2019        Sunday Spot Sessions, South London Gallery, London

2019        Dialogues: characters in Clay ceramic workshop, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Education

 

2014 - 2018      Slade School of Art, Ba Fine Art Sculpture

2013 - 2014      City and Guilds School of Art Foundation

Chin builds sculptures encompassing many different materials and mediums, creating installations that have including kinetic and robotic pieces, animation, sound, water features and horticultural elements. Her work reflects on contemporary confusions; conflicting senses of foreboding and humour in fast evolving technology, redefined perceptions in the mesh of reality and simulation.

 

Her Installations present chaotic settings through clashes of organic and synthetic materials, handcrafted and readymade objects, and erratic cacophonies of sound and moving elements. Ancient folktales are translated into future contexts, amidst fictional narratives and characters that weave throughout her work. Robotic protagonists manifest in sculptures or plod across screens, existing in a temporal ambiguity, and limbos of real and virtual space. Intimated limbs and anthropomorphic features encourage cross-species empathy, transforming objects into animate beings, their experiences dictating the examination of these speculative scenarios.

Kara Chin lives and works in Newcastle, where she is a member of the Newbridge Collective Studio. She won the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize 2018, undertaking a yearlong residency in the Woon Tai Jee Studio, hosted by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. Recent exhibitions include solo shows, Sentient Home Devices (2019) at Gallery North, Newcastle; Subsequent Hotchpotch (2020) at DKUK, London; and Sentient-Mecha-Furniture at Baltic39, Newcastle. Chin graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2018.