Writing (By Others) > 2019

Tan Su Mei is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) in Social Practice at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. She wrote this essay about my art for an assignment, and kindly agreed to let me publish it here. In addition to being a student, Su Mei is also an artist, art… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2008

A conversation with Gabrielle Bates, published in the catalogue of my solo exhibition “Pendatang/Arrivals”.

Gabrielle Bates: Let’s start with the title of the show. I know that you struggled with finding a theme that would tie together all your concerns during this residency. Can you tell me how you came to settle on ‘Pendatang’… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2008

Essay published in the catalogue of my collaborative exhibition with Lydia Chai, “ChinChai”.

How is distance, the chasm that delineates and separates, measured in art? What are the quantifiable forms that we can employ to visually express the span of… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2007

Interview with Lydia Chai and Tahi Moore, published online for my solo exhibition “Sensors: Banned Books and Other Monsters”.

Tahi Moore: How does time come into your work?

Sharon Chin: I don’t have enough time! I’m working exclusively off a particular list of banned books in Malaysia since 1971… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2007

Published online for my solo exhibition “Sensors: Banned Books and Other Monsters”.

Lately I have come to believe, more and more, that the end of sentient life, its goal, is more sentience. This is, perhaps, a foolhardy belief, one that can… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2006

A conversation with Wong Hoy Cheong published in the catalogue of my solo exhibition “Fourth World”.

Wong Hoy Cheong: Can you begin by telling me more about this exhibition? Why the Australian High Commission (AHC)? How did you come up with the theme for your exhibition, and why the title Fourth World… Read more

Writing (By Others) > 2006

Essay published in the catalogue of my solo exhibition “Fourth World”.

Fourth World by Sharon Chin is an exhibition that proposes we dream within – not out of – our ordinary existence. By creating a sense of wonderment with…
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Writing (By Others) > 2005

Essay published in catalogue of my solo exhibition “Boats and Bridges”.

The impetus behind Sharon Chin’s installation “Boats & Bridges” is the artist’s recent homecoming from overseas study to KL. “Boats & Bridges” is a poem in two parts… Read more