Sin Wai Kin

b. 1991, Toronto

Sin Wai Kin (b. 1991, Toronto) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Sin uses drag as a practice of purposeful embodiment questioning the reification and ascription of ideal images within technologies of representation and systems of looking. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.

Sin was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2022. Sin currently has a solo exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg, (Luxembourg, 2024) and Buffalo AKG Art Museum (New York, 2024). Their performances and works have been shown at international institutions, including Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem, 2024), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (California, 2023), Fondazione Memmo (Rome, 2023), Somerset House (London, 2023), Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Geneva, 2023), Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong, 2022), Para Site (Hong Kong, 2022), Institute of Contemporary Arts (Los Angeles, 2022), The Guggenheim (New York, 2022), The British Museum (London, 2022), Shedhalle (Zurich, 2021), “British Art Show 9” (2021), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2020), Tank Museum (Shanghai, 2020), Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (Toronto, 2019), “MOMENTA biennale de l’image” (Montreal, 2019), Hayward Gallery (London, 2019), “Meetings on Art” in “The 58th Venice Biennale” (2019), Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2019), “Do Disturb Festival” in Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2019), Serpentine Galleries, (London, 2019), Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Taipei, 2018) and Tate Modern (London, 2017).

Sin currently lives and works in London.

Videos (4)
Art Basel, "Conversations | Mirror, Mirror: On the Transgressive Art of Cantopop and Performance"
Tate, "Sin Wai Kin – 'I want people to exist in my world' | Turner Prize Nominee 2022 | Tate"
Nowness, "Victoria Sin’s Drag Transformation"
Art Basel, "Meet the Artists | Sin Wai Kin"