Kent Chan

b. 1984, Singapore
Lives and works in the Netherlands and Singapore

Kent Chan is an artist, curator and filmmaker whose practice revolves around our encounters with art, fiction and cinema that form a triumvirate of practices porous in form, content and context. He holds particular interest in the tropical imaginary, the past and future relationships between heat and art, and contestations to the legacies of modernity as the epistemology par excellence. The works and practices of others often form the locus of his works, which have taken the form of film, text, conversations and exhibitions.

He is an upcoming resident at Medialab Matadero and a former resident of Gasworks (2022), Jan van Eyck Academie (2019/20), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2017/18) and Rupert’s Residency Program (2015). He has held solo and two-person presentations at Kunstinstituut Melly, Bonnefanten Museum, National University Singapore Museum, de Appel Amsterdam and SCCA-Ljubljana, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Slovenia. His works and films have been exhibited in venues and festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Times Museum, EYE Film Museum, Onassis Stegi, Bienalsur and Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts. He is the 2021 winner of the Foundwork Artist Prize and his works are collected by the Kadist Foundation, the Rijkscollectie the Netherlands, and Bonnefanten Museum. Chan is also the recipient of the IMPART Award 2023.

Biography information from, January 2023

Country: Singapore
Additional Information: CV
Social Media: @kentzqchan