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Polam Chan (b.1998) was born and lived in Hong Kong. Currently based in the United Kingdom. 

 

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.

Education

 

2019 - 2021  Sculpture MA, Royal College Of Art 

 

2016 - 2019  Sculpture BA, University of Brighton 

Awards

2022   Gilbert Bayes Award - Royal Society of Sculptor

2021   Grand Prix - European Artist Award 2021

2021    Gilbert Bayes/RCA Grants Award, London.

2021    Shortlisted in New Contemporary, London.

2019    3-Year Scholarship at the University of Brighton.

Group Exhibitions

2024

Trees that we're planting at Saan1 Gallery, Manchester UK. (March 9th)

Gilbert Bayes Award Winner Exhibition at Royal Society of Sculptors, London UK.

2023

Two for Joy at San Mei Gallery, London UK

But Dearer Still is Truth at Plato, Evora PT

The Echoes of Resistance- Artists' Responses, London UK

Confronting the Disappearances at Five Seven One, Reading UK.

Between Trenches at OPENing Gallery, London.

 

2022

Artwork Open Barbican Group Trust, London.

Playset at A.M.P. Gallery, London.

Hong Kong Nationhood Exhibition at Lewisham Arthouse, London.

 

2021

Wish You Were Here at Yorkton Gallery, London.

Grad Now 2021 at Saatchi Gallery, London.

Boredom is not an Luxury at Craft Central, London.

RCA Sculpture Satellite Presentation , London.

Deep Cut at Asylum Chapel, London.

 

2020

Artwork Open Barbarian Arts Group Trust, London.

WIP Show at Royal College of Art, London.

 

2019

Graduation Show at Brighton Gallery, Brighton UK.

MASLOW at Bedroom HK, Hong Kong.

Residency

 

2022  Gullkistan Residency, Iceland.

Publications

2024    Artnet, "This is an Era of Diaspora’: How Hong Kong’s Art Community Is Finding Home in the U.K"

2022    Zolima Citymag, "Meet Hong Kong’s Creative Diaspora in London, Part II"

2021    Fad Magazine, "ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA: LONDON GRADS NOW. 21. AT SAATCHI GALLERY"

2021    Country & Town House, "Promising Young Talent: Highlights from London Grads Now. 21"

2018    ARTOMITY 藝源 Hong Kong's Art Magazine, "Bedroom"

Full CV or portfolio request via email.

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