Chun Kai Qun

b.1982

singapore / chiang rai

 

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

Mobile (updated january 2018)

+65 8503 6365

Email (updated January 2018)

chunkaiqun@outlook.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

2017

solid prayers, fost gallery, singapore

messes and overcooked soups, grey projects, singapore

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

Awkward Times, Sharp Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2010

Utopia Highway, esplanade concourse, Singapore


Selected group exhibitions

2017

myths and legends of pulau ujong, esplanade concourse, singapore

life of objects, NTU adm gallery, singapore

2016

OutPost 111: One By One Metre Space Rough Tours, Post-Museum, Sungei Road, Singapore
Art Stage Singapore 2016, FOST gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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

2013

The Social, The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Always on the Move, Glasgow Malmö International Artists' Exchange, Fleming House Underground Carpark, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

The Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show 2013, Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Perfectly Hidden, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Perfectly Situated, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Perfectly At Home, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2012

The Glasgow School of Art MFA Auction 2012, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Overlapping Biennial, Biennial of Young Artists (Curated by Magdalen Chua), Bucharest, Romania 

"Untitled" (Singapura #90), FOST Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 

MFA Interim Show 2012, The Mackintosh Museum, GSA, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Pop-Up Exhibition, JD Kelly Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2011

The Glasgow School of Art MFA Auction 2011, The Briggait, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Abject Systems, Studio Bibliothèque, Singapore 

Singapore Survey 2011: Imagine Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore 

Dream: Borderlands and Other Territories, NAC Goodman Arts Centre Gallery, Singapore

Art Stage Singapore, FOST Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2010

Stories That Move, Esplanade Jendela, Singapore

Drawing Out Conversations: Taipei, Nan Hai Gallery, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei

The Artists Village: B.E.A.U.T.Y Show at ASTRONOMICAL FRONTIERS, BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark

Eniminiminimos 2: Artists Who Make Small Things, Jendela, Esplanade, Singapore

From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green, 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2009 (Art Exchange Programme), FAAM, Japan

2009

Drawing as Form, Sculpture Square, Singapore

Lost in the City, Singapore Art Show, National Museum, Singapore

TransportAsian, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Drawing Out Conversations (Hong Kong), Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong

Welcome to the Real World, Singapore Management University, Singapore

2008

Artists-Storm-The-Beach, Zoukout 2008, Sentosa, Singapore

1 x 1 x 1 Annual Exhibition, FOST Gallery, Singapore

Drawing Out Conversations, FOST Gallery, Singapore 

The Artists Village: 20 Years On, OPEN, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 

For Mr. & Mrs. Children, POST-MUSEUM, Singapore 

Extra Value Meal, Your MOTHER Gallery, Singapore

2007

1 x 1 x 1 Annual Exhibition, FOST Gallery, Singapore 

3rd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 

Long Kang, tickleart, City Link Mall, Singapore

2006

1 x 1 x 1 Annual Exhibition, FOST Gallery, Singapore 

onSET, Public Art Space, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 

WithDrawing, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery 1 and 2, Singapore 

Working the Plate, FOST Gallery, Singapore 

Art Reach 2: Being Around, The Coffee Connoisseur (NAFA), Singapore


Curatorial Projects

2014 – 2015

Artistic Director, LATENT SPACES, Singapore

2014

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

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

2013
always on the move, glasgow malmö international artists' exchange, fleming house underground carpark, glasgow, scotland, uk

2011 – 2013

Co-founder, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2013

Perfectly Situated, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

An Eye For An I by Gabriel Leung and Tsi Kwan Lau, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Solid Solver by Katja Larsson, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

Perfectly At Home, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2012

At the Leaky Margins by Simon Buckley, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk 

Concept, Structure, Torture, Survival, Title by Cedric Tai, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk 

Tenuously Submerged: New Works by Rachel Yezbick, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk

2011

Hive Mime: New Works by Peter Schoeffer, New City Space, Glasgow, Scotland, uk


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