The Power of Art #56 JJ Chan 'Blueprints for the Otherwise'


The 12-month residency has been focusing on ‘critical care’ in the practice of more mutual art commissioning and organisational processes. 

Their work draws from lived experience and stories stolen from eavesdropped conversations, to explore the edges of realities in constructing identity. At the foundations of their work is an investigation of portraiture and self-portraiture which seeks new cartographies of gender, identity, and collecting. Through storytelling and world-building, their work (re)searches for an alternative space beyond aggressively progressive capitalist time, seeking new worlds from the ashes of the present.

JJ Chan studied at Fine Art the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, and later Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, and also completed a PGCert in Art and Design Education through the RCA Teaching Fellowship. Chan’s work has been exhibited internationally and in the UK including at the Camden Arts Centre, London.

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Image. 'Video still from Performing Dawns, JJ Chan, 2021 (work in progress)'

Courtesy and ©JJ Chan and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021. 

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