Paul Chan

Born: 1973

Hometown: Hong Kong

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: MFA, Bard College, Red Hook, NY, 2002
BFA, Art Institute of Chicago School, 1996

Paul Chan Bio

About The Artist

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Nebraska, and currently living and working in New York City, Paul Chan began his art exploration with photojournalism before branching out into drawing, animation, and video. His work engages with fundamental themes including politics, poetry, war, and death. A political activist as well as an artist, Chan is known for his presentation of dualities: violence and joy, utopia and apocalypse, the Bible and the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Beckett and hip-hop.

Chan has lectured and taught in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other institutions.

Paul Chan Gallery Art


Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

Paul Chan Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Apexart, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY


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