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, between abstraction and figuration, she creates escapist experiences, projecting the spectator into a sensorial world in which movement predominates. The artist’s subject of predilection – nature – is for her an infinite source of inspiration that she brings to life in installations that oscillate from real to imaginary. To achieve this, she plays with the notion of time, the essential component of her artistic practice.
Chan’s selected solo exhibitions include “Space between the light glows” Frieze, New York and Art Basel, Hong Kong (2021); “To the end for the beginning, the heaviness of my heart” at Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong (2020); “To Another side of the Moon” at Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany (2018); “The Ashes of snow” at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017). Her group exhibitions include “Art Machines” at The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, Hong Kong (2020); “Relentless Melt No.11(ITFS)” at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, Germany （2019）; “Artificial Landscape” at Videotage, Hong Kong (2019); Taipei Dangdai Art Fair (2019); “Liminal Encounters” at Asia Society (2018), Hong Kong and “Lumen matrix” at Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017).
Chan currently lives and works between Hong Kong and Berlin.