Polam Chan (b.1998) was born and lived in Hong Kong. Polam’s practice revolves around how one views society, through human interactions/emotions, to social and political issues. Frequently focus/ reference on his home city, Hong Kong’s matter.
Boundaries, propaganda, media manipulation, and barriers blockages to people physically and mentally. Polam often views subjects from a distant prospect, setting the information, data, and ideas for our interpretation. His works exist in both tangibles and digital.
Polam’s practice shifts dramatically due to his circumstances and occurrences. His work portrays the experiences/ issues in the world to formulate inquiries. Polam generates conversations and confronts the audience with ideas one would not easily conceive by living in the system.
Simultaneously Polam’s practice contains living beings, nature & material, and society fragilities. Showcasing the limitation and uncertainty by fragile works.
2019 - 2021 Sculpture MA, Royal College Of Art
2016 - 2019 Sculpture BA, University of Brighton
2021 LONDON GRADS NOW at Saatchi Gallery, London. UK
2021 Bordem is not an Luxury at Craft Central, London. UK
2021 RCA Sculpture Satellite Presentation at Cromwell Place London, UK
2021 Deep Cut at Alyslum Chapel London. UK
2020 Artwork Open Barbican Arts Group Trust, London. UK
2020 WIP Show at Royal College of Art Kensington, London. UK
2019 Graduate Show at Brighton Gallery, Brighton. UK
2018 Maslow at Bedroom Hong Kong
2018 Sitting Room at Phoenix Art Gallery, Brighton. UK
2017 Conjecture at UB Gallery, Brighton. UK
2017 Tickle Me at Big Yellow Storage, Brighton. UK
2021 Gilbert Bayes/RCA Grants Award, London.
2021 Shortlisted in New Contemporary, London.
2019 3-Year Scholarship at the University of Brighton.