Chandra

Biography

Picture Chandra

Born in Singapore in 29th of November 1959.
He is well-known for his performance works since 1983. From 1990 to 1998 he has been lecturing at various art colleges and attended various international conferences.
He was the head of the School of Fine Arts at LASALLE-SIA, Colleges of the Arts (Singapore) from 1999 to 2002.
Actually he's pursing his Doctor of Creative Arts at Curtin University. His reserch project is titled “Locating the self through Performance Art” which explores the tensions and conflicts during cross-cultural interactions in performance art.
Chandra has been represented in major international shows and recently he has been invited to Venice Biennal 2007 and Documenta, Kassel 2007.





Personal exhibitions selection:

2002
Akasa, Earl Lu Gallery, LSALLE-SIA College of teh Arts, Singapore.

1996
Icons, Fort Canning Gallery, Singapore.

1994
Madras Madley, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras, India.

Group exhibitions selections:

2007
Performance at the 52° Venice Biennal.

2005
3rd Asia Pacific Arts Forum, Taipei.
Lulea Biennal, Sweden.
"Water for nature", China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium.

2004
"I think I see", Bead Postgraduates Art Exhibition, Curtin University of Technology.

2003
National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (UK).
Mailand Live Art, Australia.
Alchemies, Post-Graduates Conference, Curtin University.
Sharjah International biennal.

2002
The Exhibition of GeumGang Nature Art Project 2002.
"Portrait Reassessed", earl Lu Gallery, Singapore.
"Creation & Voice of the Wood 2002", Yokohama International Open Air Exhibition.

2001
World Sculpture Park, Cina.
"Outdoor Banner Event Artist and Poets", 49° Venice Biennal.

2000
Artist Congress, Collaboration Asia-Europa in Art and Environment 2000.
Rong, Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia.
"From the Asian Forest", organized by "The Creation and Voice of the Wood", 2nd Yokohama International Open Air Exhibition.
International Performance Art Festival, Poland.

1999
"Trimurti & Ten Yaers After", Singapore Art Museum.
Carte Blanche, Alliance Francaise, Singapore.
Parxis, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore.
Nuovi volti dell'Asia, Lublin, Poland.
Celebration, 50 years, Singapore Indian Fine Arts, Singapore.
Sculpture Square, Waterloo Center, Singapore.
Nokia Singapore Art 1999, National Art Council, Singapore.
Nature Art Indoor Exhibition, Konju Culture and Art Hall, Korea.
"Provocative Things", 3D Biennal Exhibition, Sculpture Square, Singapore.

1998
"Telok Kuaru Open House Exhibition", Telok Kuaru Studio, Singapore.
"Semosis", Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore.
"Tomorrow's Realism", Telok Kuaru Studio, Singapore.
"Trimurti & Ten Years After", Singapore Art Museum.

1997
Asia Pacific Performance, Canada.
Art in Southeast Asia, 1997, "Glimpses into the Future", Museum of Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan.
Art Power, Chimjes, organized by Substation, Singapore.
Sixth Havana Biennal.

1996
Look, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore.

1995
New faculty, La Salle Gallery, Singapore.
Singapore Art Fair, Suntec City, Singapore.

1994
Australian Graduates, Australian High Commission, Singapore.

1993
A New Journey to the West, French Arts Festival, All-Round France.
1st Asia-Pacific Triennal, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

1991
Chitra - Kala, NAFA Gallery, organized by Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society.

1990
Les Extremes Se Touchent, Six Artists Exhibition, Arts Affairs, Singapore.
Indian Cultural Month, Orchard Point, Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
Crossroads II, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Singapore.

1989
Crossroads Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), WA.
Drawing Shows, Artists’ Village, Singapore.

1988
Trimutri Exhibition, Goethe Institue, Singapore.
5thAsean Exhibition of Painting and Photography, Ministry of Community Development, Singapore.

1987
Quintet Exhibition, Singapore Arbour Fine Art Gallery, Singapore.
Singapore Heritage Week Art Festival, Singapore.
Lioness Nursing Home Charity Exhibition, Hyatt Regency, Singapore.

1985
Environmental Art Workshop and Exhibition, Ministry of Community Development and Goethe Institut, Singapore.

1984
1st Sculpt. Workshop and Exhibition, Ministry of Culture and LaSalle Art Ct.

For the latest exhibitions of the artist, please see the Appointments' Archive