Chun Kai Qun
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


Date / Country of Birth

14.10.1982 / Singapore


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


+65 8503 6365




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


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


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


Utopia Highway, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Selected group exhibitions


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


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


Hospitalfield Graduate Residency Programme, Arbroath, Scotland, UK


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

Selected Awards


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


National Arts Council Scholarship (Overseas), NAC, Singapore

2005 - 2008

Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship, National Arts Council, Singapore