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CHUA BOON KEE 蔡汶家

Singapore | 1853

Prominent local artist Chua Boon Kee graduated from Singapore's Baharuddin Vocational Institute in 1973, where he majored in sculpture. In 1996, Boon Kee chose to commit himself to sculpture full-time and began exhibiting his works regularly from the year 2000 onwards. He has participated in over 20 exhibitions, including the "Sentosa Flowers 2008" and "One Singapore Artist 2007". In the latter, he found himself in the spotlight as the featured artist with his distinctive Chinese calligraphy series as the showcase. Boon Kee was recognized by the People's Republic of China as an outstanding overseas Chinese artist and was invited by their Ministry of Culture to exhibit his works at the "2nd China International Artistic Works Investment & Collections Exposition" in Beijing. Boon Kee has created over 20 private and public commissioned works as well as numerous series of works. These include his Chinese calligraphy series, metal series, scrap metal series and human series. Since 1998, Boon Kee has also explored diverse themes using various forms of traditional materials from metal to wood, stone, resin to the new industrial materials.

EDUCATION & AWARDS


1973    Graduated from Baharuddin Vocational Institute in Applied Sculpture
2000    Trash and Revival - Second Karong Guni Art Exhibition, Federation of Art (Singapore), Third Prize
2003    “Feng Shui” - City Developments Limited, Singapore Sculpture Award, Merit Award (1st Runner-up) 

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions 
2011    “The Auspicious Series” Chinese Calligraphy Sculpture Show, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore  
2009    “春晓 Spring Coming” Calligraphy Sculpture Installation Art, Explanade, Concourse, Singapore
2008    “Sentosa Flowers 2008 Event” - 圣淘沙春节花卉2008, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore
2007    “One Singapore Artist 2007”, Sculpture Square, Chapel Gallery, Singapore
2004    “To Catch the Wind” – Calligraphy Sculptures by Chua Boon Kee, Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011    SSS 10th Anniversary Exhibition –  “Site Specific Works – Sculpture in the Park”, Fort Canning Park, Singapore    
2011    SSS 10th Anniversary Exhibition – “Sculpturing Singapore – 10 Years On”, National Library, Exhibition Area, Level 10, Singapore
2011    2nd Small Sculpture Show, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2010    A Style of Their Own” Group Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing Central Art Gallery, Beijing