Chun Yin Rainbow CHAN (陳雋然) 

b. 1990, Hong Kong.

Selected Works

2023 “The Bridal Lament”, Liveworks, Performance Space x West Kowloon Cultural District. (Upcoming).

2022 Sound commission for Penrith Regional Gallery. (Upcoming).

2022 In Other Words, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide. (Upcoming).

2022 “Sap” in BLEED, Campbelltown Arts Centre x Arts House x Taipei Performing Arts Center x MOCA Taipei,  (Upcoming).

2022 “Soup,” An immersive audio-visual installation in collaboration with Carla Zimbler, Floating World, Vivid Live.

2022 “Heavy” music video, taken from “STANLEY” EP, premiered on Nowness Asia.

2022 "Abounding" Lunar New Year concept, installation and playlist for Mud Australia, global. 

2021 “Triune” in “A link, a loop, a circle,” Group show, curated by Talia Smith, Granville Centre Art Gallery.

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

2020 "Fish Song, Bird Song" in "52 Artists 52 Actions," Artspace.

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

2022 FBi SMACS Fest, Oxford Art Factory, FBi Radio x Vivid Live.

2022 “In the Mood: A Love Letter To Wong Kar-Wai and Hong Kong,” Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House x Vivid Live.

2022 “Seven Parts Sweetness, Three Parts Tears," The Way We Eat Exhibition. Curated by Tian Zhang, Art Gallery of NSW.

2022 Essential Tremors Festival, (chunyin). Curated by Angus Andrew, Phoenix Central Park.

2021 "Paired Frequencies", Eastern Margins x Eaton Workshop HK.

2020 "In the Mood - A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai and Hong Kong", Sydney Opera House.

2020 Together in Art "Melt' (digital performance) Art Gallery of NSW. 

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

2022 "Whatchu Gonna...?" music production for 9m88, Taiwan.

2021 "STANLEY" EP (Rainbow Chan), Eastern Margins, UK. 

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.

Selected Commissions

2022 Music and sound design for “Golden Blood” written by Merlynn Tong, directed by Tessa Leong, Griffin Theatre.

2022 “Know My Name” theme music, ABC TV. (Upcoming)

2022 “Bad Taste” theme music, SBS podcast.

2022 "Art Works" theme music, ABC TV.

2021 "Everybody Knows" theme music for five-part investigative series from the creators of 7am. 

2020 "Songs from a walled village" Earshot (ABC Radio National) documentary on Hong Kong folk music. 

2020 “Honda CR-V: Joy In The Detail” Sync.

2020 "Impressions 印象" soundscape, Silent Dialogue. 

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

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

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

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

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

2022 Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

2021-22 Finalist NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (Artspace, CreateNSW, NAS)

2021 Finalist of ABU Prizes: Perspectives "Songs from a Walled Village," ABC Radio National.

2021 Performance Space x West Kowloon Exchange Resident.

2020 One Year Artist Studio Program, Artspace.

2019 “Pillar”, Australian Music Prize Nominee.

2019 Australia Council for the Arts Grant. 

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.

Positions

2020 - present Board member of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

2015 - present Sessional Academic in Contemporary Music Practice, Sydney Conservatorium, The University of Sydney.

2018 - present Composer and Artist represented by GAGA Music.

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

Media

2022 Asian Pop Weekly “An Analysis of 80s and 90s Cantopop/Mandopop Through The Lens of Rainbow Chan’s “Stanley”

2021 BAESIANZ “Souvenirs from Stanley: A Journal By Rainbow Chan”

2021 NME "On new EP Stanley - Performing Nostalgia"

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 - 2020 Master of Fine Arts (Research), UNSW Art & Design.

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