Kray CHEN - CV
B.A. Fine Arts (First Class Hons.), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (validated by Open University, UK)
M.A. Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Kray Chen is a visual artist, who completed his MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (in partnership with Goldsmith’s College of Art). Chen's practice largely deals with the lived experience and body politics, reflecting on the body and the self within the economical machine, observing the fissures and ruptures of the psyche arising from the parallel quests to progress and to conserve.
His solo exhibitions include 5 Rehearsals of a Wedding, Objectifs Chapel Gallery, Singapore (2018), It’s a Set Situation, Grey Projects, Singapore (2016), 1st Prize, The Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore (2013). Group shows include the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale (2018), China Remixed Initiative, Indiana University Bloomington, USA (2017), The Pleasure of Improbable Placements, La Casa De Cultura Des Bernardes, Spain (2014), Paradis sans promesse, FRAC Des Pays De La Loire, France (2015).
Kray has participated in the NTU-CCA residency (2016) in Singapore, the FRAC Des Pays De La Loire residency in Nantes, France (2015) and the Hangar residency in Barcelona, Spain (2014). In 2017, he won the Young Artist Award, conferred by the National Arts Council, to encourage the development of young artistic talents in Singapore. It represents Singapore's highest award for young art practitioners, aged 35 years and below in the year of the award, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them among their peers.