Chun Kai Qun
b.1982
Based in Singapore / chiang mai

Chun Kai Qun is interested in the study of object biographies to better our understanding of how they texture and inform human identity. He examines everyday objects as a reflection of personal tastes, attributes, moral principles and social ideals. This research drives his artistic practice and materialises mainly in the form of sculptures and installations. He is also the co-founder of the curatorial collective LATENT SPACES which reinvents idle spaces in Singapore as platforms for experimental art. 

Chun was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2015, Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners. He received his Master of Fine Art from the renowned Glasgow School of Art. In 2011, Chun was awarded the prestigious NAC Arts Scholarship (Overseas). He was also the recipient of the Arts Creation Fund in the same year. Chun has participated extensively in art exhibitions, residencies and collaborations. His work has been shown in Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Esplanade Concourse (Singapore), Esplanade Jendela (Singapore), Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Management University, FOST Gallery (Singapore), Valentine Willie Fine Art (Singapore), POST-Museum (Singapore), Gertrude Contemporary Art Centre (Melbourne), National Taipei University of Education (Taiwan) and The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland).

Full Name

CHUN Kai Qun

Chinese Name

曾凯群

Date / Country of Birth

14.10.1982 / Singapore

Address

National Arts Council, Goodman Arts Centre, Block E, 90 Goodman Road, #03-30, Singapore 439053

Mobile

+65 8503 6365

Email

chunkaiqun@hotmail.com

URL

www.chunkaiqun.com


Education

2011 - 2013

Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, Scotland

2004 - 2007

Diploma in Fine Art, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

2003 - 2004

School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1999 - 2000

GCE ‘A’ Level, Anderson Junior College, Singapore

1995 - 1998

GCE ‘O’ Level, St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore


Selected solo exhibitions

2014

A Lifetime of Warranties, LATENT SPACES@Haw Par Villa, Singapore

2012

Squatting in the Moments of Comfort and Convenience, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2011

Utopia Highway, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore


Selected group exhibitions

2015

Dear Painter, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Singapore Survey 2015: Hard Choices, Valentine Willie Special Projects, Art Space@Helutrans, Singapore

PAssionArts Festival, Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore

Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Potong Ice-Cream $2, LATENT SPACES@Art Stage, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2014

Looking at Things Closely, LATENT SPACES@Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Materialised Time, LATENT SPACES@Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Nameless Forms, LATENT SPACES@Haw Par Villa, Singapore


Selected Artist Residencies or exchanges

2013

Hospitalfield Graduate Residency Programme, Arbroath, Scotland, UK

2008

Artist in Residence, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia


Selected Awards

2015

National Arts Council Young Artist of the Year, NAC, Singapore

2011

National Arts Council Scholarship (Overseas), NAC, Singapore

2005 - 2008

Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship, National Arts Council, Singapore