IMPART Art Prize 2023 Winner
Kent Chan (b. 1984, Singapore) is an artist, curator and filmmaker based in the Netherlands and Singapore. His practice is porous in form, content and context, and revolves around how we encounter art, fiction and cinema. He holds particular interest in the tropical imaginary, past and future relationships between heat and art, and the legacies of modernity. The works and practices of others often form the locus of his projects, which have taken the form of film, text, conversations, and exhibitions. He is a current resident at Medialab Matadero in Spain (2023) and was a former resident of Gasworks (2022), Jan van Eyck Academie (2019/20), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2017/18) and Rupert’s Residency Program (2015). His works and films have been exhibited internationally, and are collected in the Rijkscollectie, Netherlands and Bonnefanten Museum. He is the 2021 winner of the Foundwork Artist Prize. He holds a BA (Hons) in Film from LASALLE College of the Arts, and an MA in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute in the Netherlands. Chan previously received an Honourable Mention for the IMPART Art Prize 2022, and the Jury applauded his achievements in continuing to develop a refreshing body of work with significant socio-cultural discourse and strong aesthetic vision.