b.1994 Singapore 

Based in Newcastle, UK.

Solo Exhibitions

2022          Showreel, Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

 

2021          Fountain of Youth, Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London

2021          You Will Knead, VITRINE, London

2021          You Will Knead, VITRINE Digital

2020          Blue Screen of Death, Off-Site Project, digital

2020          Sentient Mecha Furniture, BALTIC39, Newcastle

2020          Subsequent Hotchpotch, DKUK, London

2019          Sentient Home Devices, Gallery North, Newcastle

 

Group Exhibitions 

2022         Garage Band: Architects of the Future, HATCH, Paris

2022         Information Wants to Be Free?, ADM Gallery, Singapore

2022         What's For Tea?, BALTIC & Travelling Gallery, The North East of England

2021          Acting on Behalf of Thinking, PINK, Manchester

2021          Remedial Works, Quench Gallery, Margate

2021         The Sun and the Moon, VITRINE, Basel

2021          A Letter to the Future, EKO 8 International Triennial of Art and Environment,

                  Maribor, Solevenia.

2020          Re-enchanted Matter, Hot Desque at APT Gallery, London

2020          Springseason, Fieldworks Gallery, London

2020          Sounding Off 2.0, VITRINE Digital

2020          This is a Not Me, IMT Gallery, digital

2020          Scramble, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough 

2020          The Potion Room, Subsidiary Projects, London

2019          Online Presents, Skelf, digital

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 Distance 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

2021        Firstsite Holiday Fun: Children's Puppet Making Workshop. Firstsite, Colchester.

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

 

Kara Chin is a British-Singaporean artist working across animation, ceramics, sculpture and installation. Chin’s work explores our relationship to increasingly digitised environments and everyday devices. Recent works have explored the extremities of transhumanist ideologies, biohacking and wellness culture; presenting future technocratic premonitions through fictional archaic objects and ceremonies. Chin chronicles the ominous looming impacts of these subjects with injections of humour, delivered through bizarre narratives, chaotic configurations of objects, and unconventional materials.

Chin lives and works in Newcastle, UK. She holds a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art (2018). She was featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, and has been awarded the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize (2018); The Duveen Travel Scholarship, UCL (2018); The Alfred W Rich Prize, Slade (2017); Max Werner Drawing Prize, Slade (2015). 

Chin has exhibited at galleries and museums including: Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK; The 8th International Triennial of Art and Ecology, Maribor, SI; BALTIC39, Newcastle, UK; South London Gallery, London, UK; ADM Gallery, Singapore; DKUK, London, UK; Gallery North, Newcastle, UK; CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Science Museum, London, UK; APT Gallery, London, UK; Fieldworks, London, UK; Quench, Margate, UK; VITRINE, London, UK; VITRINE, Basel, UK; VITRINE, Digital; The Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK;  Subsidiary Projects, London, UK; Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough, UK; The Milton Gallery, London, UK; UCL Art Museum, London, UK; San Mei Gallery, London, UK; IMT Gallery, London, UK; Fold, London, UK; The Pallent House Gallery, London, UK; Off Site Project, Online; Huxley Parlour, London, UK.

Current and forthcoming exhibitions include: 'What’s for Tea?' a traveling exhibition by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (until 18 July 2022); Garage Band: Architects of the Future, a group exhibition by HATCH, Paris; and the artist's first exhibition in China at Linseed Projects in Shanghai, CN (Summer 2022).