Kara Chin

Newcastle & Gateshead

Kara Chin is a British-Singaporean artist working across animation, ceramics, sculpture and installation. She explores our relationship to increasingly digitised environments and devices, presenting technocratic premonitions through fictional archaic objects and ceremonies.

Works have explored the extremities of transhumanist ideologies, biohacking, and ecological disaster, and how these exacerbate a haunting of the present by the future. Chin delivers these subjects with injections of humour,  bizarre narratives and chaotic configurations. She combines a variety of materials, audio-visual media, organic and synthetic matter, and animatronics

Chin lives and works in Newcastle, UK. She holds a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art (2018). She was featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, and has been awarded the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize (2018); The Duveen Travel Scholarship, UCL (2018); The Alfred W Rich Prize, Slade (2017); Max Werner Drawing Prize, Slade (2015). 

The NewBridge Project Shieldfield Centre 4 - 8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart St) Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AL


Chin has exhibited at galleries and museums including: Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK; The 8th International Triennial of Art and Ecology, Maribor, SI; BALTIC39, Newcastle, UK; South London Gallery, London, UK; ADM Gallery, Singapore; DKUK, London, UK; Gallery North, Newcastle, UK; CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Science Museum, London, UK; APT Gallery, London, UK; Fieldworks, London, UK; Quench, Margate, UK; VITRINE, London, UK; VITRINE, Basel, UK; VITRINE, Digital; The Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK;  Subsidiary Projects, London, UK; Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough, UK; The Milton Gallery, London, UK; UCL Art Museum, London, UK; San Mei Gallery, London, UK; IMT Gallery, London, UK; Fold, London, UK; The Pallent House Gallery, London, UK; Off Site Project, Online; Huxley Parlour, London, UK.

Skills & Experience

  • Animation
  • Documentation: photography
  • Technique tuition: ceramics
  • Workshops (family / general)
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