IV Chan

IV Chan uses her practice as a way of exploring the complexities of the human body and soul through sculptures, installations and performances. She sees our corporeal existence as tragic and ludicrous; sordid and pure. While inspecting her own problematic bodily experiences, she is fascinated by the interrelationship between original sin and its catharsis with a focus on the mother and child complex. Her tactile and somewhat playful sculptures touch upon the breadth of bodily experience and the metaphysical. She employs a range of techniques to piece together these interwoven narratives and concepts where textile and material is manipulated, sewn, punctured and stuffed while coming into contact with an array of media from beading to wax.

Chan has received BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art from Goldsmiths University of London and an MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chan was selected to be an artist in residence at Tai Kwun in late 2021 which resulted in a performance of her work “What did Mother not tell me” at the JC Cube, Tai Kwun. Recently, she has also collaborated with Para Site to present a newly commissioned installation work “Poop me to the moon” at Art Basel HK 2023. Apart from showing in exhibitions, Chan has extended her artistic interests to art direction and costume design for films and theatre productions. Chan is currently a part-time lecturer in The Chinese University of Hong Kong teaching introduction to sculpture.