CHEN AY R K

MIXED ME­DIA ARTIST

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Kray Chen has been in the crit­i­cal spot­light re­cently, with residences at FRAC des Pays de la Loire in France and the NTU Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art in Sin­ga­pore, and ex­hi­bi­tions at the In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art Sin­ga­pore and Art Stage. His prac­tice deals with cor­po­re­al­ity and lived ex­pe­ri­ence. Chen’s video work is dis­tinc­tive in the way it fea­tures the artist end­lessly and repet­i­tively en­gag­ing in fa­mil­iar mo­tions, such as climb­ing stairs and queue­ing, set in recog­nis­able spa­ces in­clud­ing the su­per­mar­ket, the traf­fic in­ter­sec­tion and the HDB stair­well. By bring­ing light to move­ments, be­hav­iours and ges­tures fa­mil­iar to him and his viewer, Chen gives vis­i­bil­ity to char­ac­ter­is­tics par­tic­u­lar to Sin­ga­pore, as it em­barks on its re­lent­less route of progress. Through his works, view­ers are in­vited to re­flect on the unique psy­che of a place con­stantly caught be­tween labour and grat­i­fi­ca­tion, be­tween frag­ments and the whole. Visit

I’maSteam­rollerBaby, 2017

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