Kristina Chan’s works are a culmination and accumulation into site specific history to depict socio-cultural entropic narratives. They explore the correlation between architecture and sculptural landscapes of derelict and disused spaces. She seeks sites where the intersection between function and intention have fallen into decline and disrepair, where untold histories recount themselves, in all their brevity, satire, beauty, and collapse.
She works within the reimagined human landscape, looking back to see within: the immense intimacy of the world we shape to suit our needs and what happens when their obsolescence renders them irrelevant.Kristina Chan graduated with Distinction in MA Print from the Royal College of Art London, trained in analogue and digital photography, lithography, etching, screen print, and digital media manipulation. Her work has been widely exhibited including Musée du Louvre, Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Mall Galleries London, Royal Scottish Academy, Anise Gallery London, Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers, Project 88 Mumbai, and Idio Gallery, New York, to name a few.
She has participated in numerous art and publishing fairs including Artrooms London (Jan 2018), NEU NOW Amsterdam Online (Sept 2017), 4th Edition Hidden Door Arts Festival Edinburgh (May-June 2017), 1st Edition KoMASK Masters Printmaking Salon Antwerp (April 2017), Offprint TATE, TATE Modern (May 2015/2016), Small Press Projects, UCL Slade, London (February 2016), Artists’ As Independent Publishers Symposium touring the Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Germany; Mindepartementet Museum of Art and Photography, Stockholm, Sweden; and Rom8 Gallery in Bergen, Norway; The Dyson Gallery London, UK; University of Applied Arts Archives Vienna, Austria; throughout 2016.
Kristina was the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, winner of the RSA Guthrie Award for Outstanding Artist under 35 and a 2017 Wyng Media Award (WMA) Commission Finalist. Kristina received the Villiers David Travel Grant and award 2015, Canadian General Governor’s Award for Excellence 2010 and the Government of Canada’s Millennium Award and Bursary 2009.