BIOGRAPHY

 

born 1989

lives and works in Berlin and Hong Kong. 

 

Carla Chan obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She works with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and interactive media. Much like the never-ending development of new technology Chan considers media art as a medium with infinite possibilities for artistic expressions.

 

Minimal in style and form Chan’s works often toys with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction. Her recent work focuses on the ambiguity in nature. Bridging natural transformation and unpredictable computer algorithms, her work is consolidated with a cohesive dynamic between form, means and content.

 

CONTACT 
 

ARNDT ART AGENCY​

Fasanenstrasse 28

10719 Berlin

Germany

T +49 30 88 71 34 43
contact@arndtartagency.com

International marketing and press 

Quinto GmbH

Hallesches Ufer 78

10963 Berlin

Germany

T +49 30 26 39 99 55

carlachan@quinto.com

Studio 

cc@carlachan.com

Instagram
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AWARDS/ NOMINATIONS
 

2019    Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2018 - Young Artist Award (Media Arts)
2019    Silver Award (Interactive Media), The 24 ifva Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia

2018    Finalist, 7th Contemporary Talents, François Schneider Foundation's Contemporary Art Centre
2017    TOY BERLIN MASTERS AWARD ( Burger Collection )2017

2017    Shortlist, Kunstpreis des HAUS am KLEISTPARK

2017    Finalist (Interactive Media), The 22 ifva Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia
2017    Best Visual-Aural Interaction Award, MADATAC 08

2016    Sponsorship prize (Förderpreis), 20th CYNETART International competition

2016    Finalist, The Lumen Prize

2016    Shortlist, Discovery LOOP Barcelona video Art Award

2016    Finalist (Interactive Media), The 21 ifva Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia

2013    Top 3 video, OK. Video – Jakarta International Video Festival

2012    Selected work, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award 2012

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Faded Black, Singapore Art week - Arndt Art Agency, Straits Clan, Singapore
 

2018
To Another side of the Moon, Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany

Breathing the Unpredictable,  Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

2017

Unseen Land, FAK - Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst Münster e.V, Münster, Germany

The Ashes of snow, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

When the world is left only black and grey, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2016       

The Melting Black, STUDIOLO Berlin, Germany

TO OUTLAND, SMAC, Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHITBITONS/ SCREENINGS

2019


Ink+, Fine Art Asia, Ink Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The Only Stable Thing, Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia, Venice, Italy  
Asia Digital Art Exhibition (ADAE), Beijing, China

Relentless Melt No.11(ITFS), Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, Germany
Digital Arts Lab - Retune, Hub.Berlin, Berlin
Artificial Landscape, videotage, Sogo Causeway Bay 8k outdoor screen, Hong Kong

Yellow Reflection, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France
On the Road 2017: Young Media Artists in China,  Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Museum, Chungking, China 

Silver Award (Interactive Media), The 24 ifva Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia, Hong Kong 

Taipei Dangdai Art fair - Galerie Ora-Ora, Taipei Nanggang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2018


Liminal Encounters. Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Immortal City, Binhai Cultural Center, Tianjin, China 

Black Recategorise, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong 

Relentless Melt No. 8: Hong Kong in Motion, SUPERNOVA Festival, Denver, USA
14th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Megaron - Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece

NgoroNgoro II, Kunstraum Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin

On the Road 2017: Young Media Artists in China - Nomination exhibition and Young Art Critics Forum, CityU Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong

Cyfest 11, CYLAND, St Petersburg, Russia

FAD Festival de Arte Digital, Digital Arts Biennial, Rio, Brazil

One world exposition2.2, vA! Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

BLAUE STUNDE, Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany

 

2017

 

Natural Space, Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany

Lumen matrix, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

On the Road 2017: Young Media Artists in China, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Besides the Screen, Laboratório de Arte Alameda, Mexico City 

Biennale Video Project, Artothèque - Galerie de Prêt, Angers, France

Karachi Biennale,  Garden Town, Karachi, Pakistan

Houlgate European Film Festival, Cinema of the Casino of Houlgate, France  

Fractured Gestures, Sprüth Magers Image Movement Store Berlin, Germany 

TOY BERLIN MASTERS AWARD 2017, Max Liebermann Hau, Berlin, Germany

Art prize of the HAUS am KLEISTPARK, Berlin, Germany 

Kinetical Patterns, Galerie Gerken ( Berlin Art Week ), Berlin, Germany

Code Art Fair (Sexauer Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark 

PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF BILLOWING TREES,  Gallery Exit, Hong Kong 

A Chemical Love Story, Tang Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Video Art Miden, TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), Canarias, Spain 

Fractured Gestures, Microscope Gallery, New York, USA

WRO Biennial 2017, WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland  

Oodaaq Festival 2017,Rennes, Nantes, Saint-Malo, France

A Partial Eclipse of the Heart, Berghain, Berlin, Germany

One World Exposition 2 - #like4like K11 Art space, Hong Kong  

The 22nd IFVA - Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 

SMALL- an exploration of miniature, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
MADATAC 08, Centro Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain

 

2016

Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery Bow Arts Trust, London,United Kingdom

Espacio Enter Festival, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Canarias

The Lumen Prize at Caerphilly Castle, Wales, United Kingdom

Never - Still, CAVE home at LEIMAY, New York, USA

20th CYNETART International festival for computer based art, Dresden, Germany

EVA conference Berlin, Germany 

Punto y Raya Festival, ZKM/Centre for Culture and Media Technology Karlsruhe, Germany

5th Mediations Biennale Poznań, Nowa Gazownia, Poland

Tasmanian International Video Art Festival, Sawtooth ARI Gallery’s Portal Space, Australia

WNDX festival for moving images, Winnipeg, Canada

Berlin Atonal, Kraftwerk Berlin, Germany

Greenbelt Festival, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Kinono - Video Art, Tínou, Kikladhes, Greece 

Besides the Screen, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

EXiS 6th: Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Korea

Fest Miden, Kalamata, Messinia, Greece

OSTRALE'016, Dresden, Germany

Mira Festival, Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany

Abstract Mind: the International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Proceso de Error – Festival Internacional de Video Experimental, Valparaiso, Chile

Immersive Festival 2016, Madrid, Spain

Oodaaq Festival, Rennes, Nantes, Saint-Malo, France

22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2016),  Hong Kong

Fractured Gestures, Hek ( Haus der elektronischen Künste), Basel, Switzerland

Rite of Passage, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, USA

The 21st IFVA - Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia (Finalist), Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK

 

2015

DESERTING REALITY at Celeste Prize, EXBAZZI, Milan, Italy

ESPACIO 360', Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru

Micro-Narratives: Inventive seeing, Floating Projects, Hong Kong 

IX Symposium, EMDL Liminal Spaces, Société des Arts Technologiques, Montréal, Canada 

Digital // Analog: Indifferenz, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany 

Bright Shadow, The Morgue, London, United Kingdom 

 

2014

CynetArt International Festival 2014, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany 

European Mobile Dome Lab [E/M/D/L] Project Presentation 
Montréal (CA), Athens (GR), Plymouth (GB), Dresden (GE), Vienna (AT)

 

2013

CynetArt International Festival 2013, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

Morphonic Lab XII: Metamorph, ( co- Ulf Langheinrich and Zbigniew Karkowski), Barockpalais Großer Garten, Dresden, Germany

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award 2012, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

OK.Video – Jakarta International Video Festival, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Flash Smash, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, UWM, Milwaukee, USA

26.Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany

Siuding_Carla Chan Joint Exhibition, ACO_Book, Hong Kong

 

2012-11

HKFOREWORD: Discordia, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

MINAMATA: a requiem, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

Media art & the environment <The Desert Metropolis>, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

Writing Machine Collective Edition 4, Youth Square, Hong Kong

Micro-Narratives: Invented Time & Space” exhibition, Blue Lotus Gallery, Fo Tan, Hong Kong

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2014- 2015

E/M/D/L – European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research Project  

University of Applied Arts Vienna), Vienna, Austria

I-DAT (Institute of Digital Art and Technology), Plymouth, United Kingdom

Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media (UoA NTLab),

Athens, Greece

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montreal, Canada

 

2013

Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. Dresden, Germany

 

 

GRANTS


Project Grants, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2019

Culture Exchange Arts Development Fund, Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, 2017

Emerging Artists Scheme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2016

Culture Exchange Arts Development Fund, Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, 2014

Hong Kong Short Film New Action Express Funding, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2013

 

PUBLICATION

 

When the world is left only Black and Grey - Exhibition Catalog ( edition 100), Germany 2017

TO OUTLAND, Artist book – ISBN 978-3-00-052039-6 (edition 500), Germany, 2016

 

 

SELECTED PRESS

2019     See the Unseen, Carla Chan interview, Bazaar Art HK ( Issue Mar 2019 )
2019     Artificial Landscape, Ulifestyle SkyPost,  15-Mar
2019     As the arts scene heats up in Hong Kong before Art Basel, SCMP, 13-Mar
2019     Hong Kong’s Largest Video Billboard is Taken Over By Art, Zolimacitymag, 12-Mar
2019     Brave New World - Artificial Landscape, The Standard HK, 1-Mar
2019     Artificial Landscape, The Stand News, 15-Feb
2018     Digital expression of contemporary creation, HKheadline, 11-Nov
2018     The World combines AR technology to travel the real and virtual world, Wen Wei Po, 17-Nov
2018     AR: a unique sensory experience for the audience, Lionrockdaily,  20-Nov
2018     Augmented reality exhibition takes virtual art outdoors in Hong Kong, SCMP, 11-Nov
2018     Cosmotivation, Cosmopolitan Magazine Hong Kong ( issue October 2018) 
2018     Review of Black Recategorize, Hong Kong Economic Journal. 19- Sep
2018     Black: Recategorize, Timeout, 16- Sep

2017     THE 5TH EDITION OF BERLIN MASTERS, Kaltblut Magazine, 19-Sep

2017     Let's Think: Kunst zwischen Haribos und Nacht-Fotos, Qiez.de, 15-Sep 

2017     PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF BILLOWING TREES, ArtAsiaPacific, 13-Sep

2017     Berlin Master Award, RBB TV Berlin 11-Sep

2017     A Chemical Love Story, ArtForum, 28-Aug

2017     Carla Chan at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Mousse Magazine, 27-Jul

2017     Carla Chan@ Den Frie Udstillingsbygning  

2017     Blacklisted.dk - Carla Chan – The Ashes of snow

2017     The Earth Issue - Carla Chan - When the world is left only black and grey

2017     Young Artist in Berlin, Interview Magazine ( issue summer 2017 )

2017     Deltazhi ( Issue 70) 2- May

2017     Close to Culture Tv programme – Hong Kong Cable TV, 24- Apr 

2017     Art Radar -  Millennials and New Media Art in the Conceptual Age 12- Apr 

2017     Lifestyleasia – 10 Must-See Art Exhibitions Hong Kong – 3- Apr

2017     BBC Radio Interview - #likeforlike – 25 - Mar

2017     ArtAsiaPacific- When the world is left only black and grey Review 17- Mar 

2017     TAZ- Carla Chan- Erhabens aus Klebstoff und Puder 11- Mar 

2017     Artberlin.de - Carla Chan- Exhibition Highlights for February 7- Mar

2017     TAZ- Kunstraum,Imaginary Landschaften: Carla Chans Schwarz-Weiss Experimente 2 -Mar

2017     CeeCee -  Art as Poetry: Abstract Environments by Carla Chan 23-Feb  

2017     Monopol Magazin, Sexauer gallery exploration of miniature review, 8-Feb

2016     Wired.de, Carla Chan last ihrer nature und digital verschmelzen, 6-May

2016     MITVERGNUEGEN - 11 Tipps zum Gallery Weekend 28- April  

2016     Indie-mag, 6 events to not miss this Berlin Gallery weekend, 28- April 

2016     EditionF, Interview Carla Chan female Art, Feb, 19- February

2016     Tip Berlin Magazine, Issue 04/2016 

2012     South China Morning Post, Moving Art in the Mojave Desert, 7- June

2012     Milk Magazine (Issue 565)

2012     Metro HK, 6- June

2012     TakKungPao, 28-May