Chun Yin Rainbow CHAN (陳雋然) 

b. 1990, Hong Kong.

Selected Works

2021 LIVEWORKS, Performance Space (Upcoming).

2020 “Silent Dialogue,” Group show, Ballarat Mining Exchange, Victoria (Upcoming). 

2020 “Do I have to spell it out for you?” Group show, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria (Upcoming).

2020 “Daughters of the Dragon,” Group show, Gallery Lane Cove.

2019 "A Kingdom of Flowers for My Mother, Part II”, Sydney Contemporary. Presented by Performance Space. 

2019 “Gloss,” Project Space, Cement Fondu, Paddington, Sydney.

2018 “Gloss,” I: project Space, Beijing. Supported by Australian Embassy.

2018 “Terms” in “Future Tao,” Bangkok Biennial. Curated by lololol.

2018 "A Kingdom of Flowers for My Mother,” Firstdraft, Sydney.

2017 “Ode to Doctored Dumplings” in “Symposium: Fake News,” UNSW Art and Design, Sydney.

2017 “To Enclose One’s Mouth” in “Familiar Stranger,” 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

2016 “Broken Vessel of 1996 (⼀九九六年的破釜)” Longli International New Media Arts Festival, Longli, China.

2016 “Broken Vessel of 1996 (⼀九九六年的破釜)” in “Autotune Everything”, Melbourne. Presented by Liquid Architecture.

2016 “Faking it: Melamine Milk & Other Chinese Counterfeits” in “Conspiracy no.9,” Minerva Gallery. Curated by Astrid Lorange.

2016 “Shanzhai Perfumes: ⼼想事成” in “Same Same,” Firstdraft, Sydney. Curated by Tom Smith.

2016 “App Calligraphy,” 4 week performance residency in “Tang,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

2015 “Shanzhai Ad Campaign” in “OUROBOROS: THE END IS THE BEGINNING IS THE END,” Firstdraft, Curated by Justin Shoulder.

Selected Performances

2020 Nocturnal x Fashion, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne. 

2020 Midsumma Dance Party, Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

2019 “Massacre” club night, Forestlimit, Tokyo, Japan.

2019 Pillar LP, Australian tour (Nationwide)

2019 NGV Friday Nights, National Gallery of Victoria.

2018 Tai Kwun Contemporary, Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong.

2018 "The Goddess", original live score for Wu Yonggang's silent film. Starburst, Icons of Chinese Cinema AGNSW.

2018 "Club 4A," Dynasty Karaoke Club, presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

2017 "Absurd - the Ǝnd of 2017," Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong.

2017 "Sublate," Korner, Taipei. Presented by Liquid Architecture & White Fungus.

2017 "Practising Sound Individually and Collectively Symposium," National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung.

2017 "Mild Spectacle," a collaborative improvisatory performance with Xia Lin, Ting Shuo Hear Say, Tainan. 

2017 Lead actress in “Asian Girls” directed by Hyun Lee (Emerging Filmmakers Fund, ScreenNSW).

2017 City of Sydney Lunar Chinese New Year 21st Birthday, Martin Place.

2017 Mona Foma Festival, Museum of Old & New Art, Hobart.

2016 “Adventure Dances” Shopfront, Sydney. Choreographed by Ivey Wawn, presented by DirtyFeet.

2016 OzAsia Festival, Elder Park, Adelaide.

2016 Vivid Sydney: “Women in Electronic Music Showcase,” Museum of Contemporary Art.

2015 “Lynch by Night,” Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2014 Vivid Sydney: “Since I Left You, A Tribute to The Avalanches,” Sydney Opera House. (Group performance).

Selected Releases

2019 “Pillar” LP (Rainbow Chan), Independent, AUS.

2018 "Pseudo Promitto" EP (Chunyin), Decisions, AUS.

2017 “A Thousand Tones,” Compilation for Experimental Female Artists (Chunyin), Elestial Sound, US.

2016 “Code Switch” EP (Chunyin), Off/Out, UK.

2016 “Spacings” LP (Rainbow Chan), Silo Arts & Records, AUS/NZ.

2013 “Long Vacation” EP (Rainbow Chan), Silo Arts & Records, AUS/NZ.

Writing

2019 “Gloss: A Manifesto on Shanzhai in Artistic Practice by Chamele No. 5,” Disclaimer, Liquid Architecture.

2019 “Like Fire and Water at Once.” Art Guide Australia.

2018 "Heat Waves: I'm Willing to Do Anything," The Wheeler Centre.

2017 "Mass culture: Artworks by Chun Yin Rainbow Chan," Cordite Poetry Review.

2016 “Wearing Adidas in Guizhou,” 4A Papers, Issue 1.

 

Awards / Residencies

2021 Performance Space x West Kowloon Exchange (Upcoming).

2020 One Year Artist Studio Program, Artspace.

2019 “Pillar”, Australian Music Prize Nominee.

2019 Finalist of APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award.

2018 4A Beijing Studio Program.

2018 Finalist of Nightlife Residency, China Residencies & I: project space.

2017 Winner of Best Song, "Let Me", Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards, FBi Radio.

2017 Creative Live/Work Spaces residency Program, City of Sydney.

2017 Nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Record, "Spacings", Australian Independent Record Labels Association.

2016 Most played artist of 2016, FBi Radio. Most played song of 2016, "Nest", FBi Radio.

2016 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards nominations for Best Live Act, Record of the Year, FBi Radio.

Commissions

2020 ABC Radio National documentary on Hong Kong folk music (Upcoming).

2020 “Butter: a short film” original soundtrack, directed by Anita Lee, written by Maddy Withington. (Upcoming)

2018 “The Woman and The Car” original soundtrack for ABC documentary, directed by Kate Blackmore.

2018  "It's A Long Story" podcast theme music for Sydney Opera House.

2016 “The Glass Bedroom” original soundtrack for ABC documentary, directed by Kate Blackmore.

2015 “The Unbroken Line” sound design for interactive video installation, Creative Play, Sydney Opera House.

2015 “Majority Rules” sound design for children's game, Creative Play, Sydney Opera House.

2014 “Xok” sound installation for Ears Have Ears: Unexplored Territories in Sound, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Positions

2015 - present Sessional Tutor and Lecturer in Contemporary Music Studies, University of Sydney.

2018 - present Composer and Artist represented by GAGA Music.

2018  Cohost of Canvas: Art & Ideas, FBi Radio.

Media

2020 INTEL: Podcast Series, Australia Council. "Looking Horizontally: Rainbow Chan." 

2019 ArtAsiaPacific “Resounding Identities: Profile of Chun Yin Rainbow Chan.”

2019 Mingpao Weekly Interview “DJ二創圍頭搖籃曲: 傳承傳統文化” (DJ Remixes Weitou Lullaby: Inheriting Traditional Culture)

2019 Purple Sneakers “Pillar, the Importance of Playfulness & Reconnecting with her Weitou Heritage.”

2019 Radii “Polymath Artist Rainbow Chan on Hybridity, Footwork and Disappearing Cultures.”

2018 Noisey “Rainbow Chan’s Perfect Pop Speaks Beyond the Australian Experience.”

2018 Difficult Fun review of "Pseudo Promitto."

2017 Sydney Morning Herald review of "To Enclose One's Mouth."

2016 Rolling Stone “Spacings” 4 stars.

2016 Pitchfork review of single “Nest.”

Education and Training

2017 - present Master of Fine Art, UNSW Art & Design.

2008 - 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Honours Class 1 (Music), University of Sydney.