Artist, Adjunct lecturer at National Institute of Education and School of Arts Design and Media, Founder of Art Project Lab LLP, Artist Mentor (NAC), Pathfinder (MOE).
David Chan is a full-time artist and also an earnest arts educator. In 2004, he won the 23rd UOB Painting of the Year – Representational Medium Category Award. Comfortable in sculpture and painting, his subject matters revolve around human behaviour and representations of social commentary.
David has exhibited in several countries, including China, America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia, and in 2011 his work was selected for the 54th Venice Biennale at the Fondazione Claudio Buziol. The same work travelled to the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam in the Netherlands the following year. In 2016, he was invited to participate in the 5th Singapore Biennale, Atlas of Mirrors, where he created a vast twenty-three-meter outdoor sculpture on the National Museum of Singapore lawn.
In 2011 and 2017, David was nominated as the top “50 Movers & Shakers” to look out for by Time Out Singapore and Singapore Tatler. In addition, in 2013, David was featured on the cover of World Sculpture News. His artistic practice was also documented at length in the interiors of the magazine.
Besides making art, David also lectures at the National Institute of Education and School of Art Design & Media at National Technological University. In addition, he is currently an Artist Mentor with the National arts council and a Pathfinder with the Ministry of Education.