Paul Chan

Born 1973 - Hong Kong

Paul Chan lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrê, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008; 16th Biennale of Sydney, 2008; 10th International Istanbul Biennial, 2007; and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include: My laws are my whores, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2009; Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2008; Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London, and New Museum, New York, 2007–2008; Paul Chan—Lights and Drawings, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. 

In 2002, Chan was a part of Voices in the Wilderness, an American aid group that broke U.S. sanctions and federal law by working in Baghdad before the U.S. invasion and occupation. In 2004 he garnered police attention for The People's Guide to the Republican National Convention, a free map distributed throughout New York to help protesters to get in or out of the way of the RNC. In 2007, Chan collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. Chan’s essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, October, Tate etc, Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, Bomb, and other magazines and journals. Chan's books are available at Badlands Unlimited.

Chan was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize in 2014.

Badlands Unlimited

Greene Naftali Gallery

National Philistine

Available Titles by Paul Chan

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Now Let Us Praise American Leftists 2000 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Now promise now threat 2005 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
RE:THE_OPERATION 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Sandwiched Between Trauma and Apocalypse: history as it intersects with biography and the rewriting of the past 2017 Curated Compilations, Compilations order video    add to wish list
Tin Drum Trilogy 2009 Single Artist Compilations, Box Sets order video    add to wish list
Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law and Poetry 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list