“Relics”: colonial legacies, hidden histories | exhibition 19 Jan-1 Apr

I’ll be exhibiting part of the family history/ colonial history project I’ve been working on — “One Day We’ll Understand” — at the Esplanade Singapore’s Jendela Gallery during Singapore Art Week, in a three-artist show titled “Relics”, engaging with colonial legacies and hidden histories. Curated by Sam I-shan. The other artists are Sarker Protick from Bangladesh and…

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“The Tin Men” to be exhibited at Sydney Festival 2018

The project I shot in 2014 in Indonesia’s Bangka island — where much of the world’s supply of tin used for our electronic products — will be shown in the Sydney Festival opening 5 January 2018, at the University of New South Wales galleries. Curated by Cherie McNair. https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2018/in-your-dreams Full story: http://chiyinsim.com/tin-men/

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“Fallout” — my Nobel Peace Prize exhibition opens in Oslo

In September (2017), I was commissioned to create this year’s Nobel Peace Prize exhibition. As soon as this year’s Peace laureate — the global civil society group, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) — was announced on October 6, I have been working to produce this show that opened in Oslo after the Peace…

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“The Rat Tribe” on show at the Istanbul Biennale

Excited and honoured to be showing a set of 12 images from my “Rat Tribe” project in the 15th Istanbul Biennale, which is this year themed “a good neighbour”. Thoughtfully and subtly curated by star contemporary artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset, the biennale exhibits the work of 56 artists from 32 countries exploring the ideas…

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Sand / Land

Sand is one of the resources the world is guzzling at the fastest speed. I started researching this fascinating topic last year and began to photograph it on an artist’s residency with the Exactly Foundation. I was coincidentally asked by The New York Times Magazine to photograph a chapter in Singapore of an on-going global…

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