Artist Biography
Kim Wan (b.1970) is a British artist of Malay-Chinese and English heritage. Kim Wan’s artworks are all painterly – whether it’s the obsessive exploration in his series of self-portraits, or the ‘decorated’ dollar bills contributing to large-scale major installations. Surprisingly graffiti has been a strong thread throughout his art career. In the UK he has worked with museums and institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, TATE Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery. International exhibitions include shows in New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Athens, Berlin, Siena, Beijing, Moscow and at the Louvre, Paris.
 Earlier Works-Sources and Archives
Selected past exhibitions and projects:                                              
#seemetakeover, digital collaboration, Times Square, NYC
SWIm film by Amy Sharrocks, Somerset House, London
SCOPE, Miami Beach, USA, See.Me
Opening ceremony  UEFA champions league final- Wembley stadium
Schwartz Gallery, Hackney, London, UK
London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony-Isles Of Wonder by Danny Boyle
TATE Modern Tanks and Five Years Gallery
Westminster Reference Library, London
Institute of Contemporary Art, London
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
Rebecca Marshall & the London Film School
National Portrait Gallery, London
Arts Council England, S.E.
Arts & Business UK, S.E.
University of Brighton
Chinese Arts Centre UK
EAST Arts Council London
ACInstitute, New York City
Sanlun Yishu Global Project Beijing China
Beatabet Creative Residency France
Ania Bas and Walsall New Art Gallery, England
1998 Winchester School of Art, B.A.( hons.) Fine art- Painting
Awards and Grants
Workweek prize 2013- shortlist, five years gallery, Artlicks weekend, 2013
TASTY MODERN 2013, Selected for Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays Top 5 Exhibitions
Bursary award, Arts Council London
Exhibition award#3, Arts & Business South East
Professional development award, Princes Trust
Exhibition award#2, Arts & Business South East
Exhibition award#1, Arts & Business South East
Mentoring grant, Arts Council England South East
Exhibition award, Decibel South East, Arts Council England
Professional development award, Arts & Business South East
Exhibition grant, South East Arts, Arts Council England
Professional development
EAST professional development, funded by Arts Council London
Mentoring programme, funded by Arts Council England
Creative Routes ( Palmer-Hamilton partnership), part funded by European Social Fund
Artist – consultant on Arts Strategy, South East Arts, Arts Council England
Consultation report, Arts Council England National Office
Development Forum member, Arts & Business South East Arts Member, Arts & Business South
THIS IS NOT PUBLIC. Five Years Publications: Public Series no. 5.ISBN 978-1-903724-11-8
KIM WAN,   Westminster reference library, London, UK
RANDOM WORKS,  Westminster reference library, London UK
THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL. Five Years publications ISBN 978-1-903724-07-1
(IM) POSSIBLE SCHOOL BOOK:AS FOUND.APPENDIX.                                                                                                          ISBN 978-1-903724-08-8, Five Years Publications, Tate Modern library
VIOLENTS, Winchester School of Art library, Hampshire, UK
VIOLENTS, The School House, ArtworksMK , Great Linford, UK
PAN-DEMONIUM by Gilian Whiteley, art history essay featuring work by Kim Wan ISBN-13: 978-0984130900
Online Reviews and Press
AC Institute A Kim Wan solo show Kim Wan solo show Manhattan
AC Institute [Direct Chapel] – In A Star Orbit and Pan-demoniumdetail of Kim Wan’s drawing, literature on Bricolage Kitchen curated by Gillian Whiteley Pan-demonium by Gilian Whiteley, art history essay based on the show in AC Chapel NYC, featuring work by Kim Wan, on Amazon Books.
Art Cards London Brings you to Art
Art Cat The Opinionated Guide to New York Art.
Art Forum The online edition of Artforum International Magazine.
Artrabbit International contemporary art
Art Slant Contemporary art network
artfacts Inside information
Artipedia Artipedia is the new official encyclopedia for art fans as much as professionals.
ArtLyst London Art Network
Arts & Business Cultural investment agency
Artslant-Kim Wan talk scroll down for information about the talk at AC Institute
BBC Southern counties -This is not graffiti anymore Graffiti expo Brighton
Close but no cigar Initiative set up to question the role of the artist and art institution
Drawing Connections in Siena Siena Art Institute
Ethos World promoting Graffiti and spraypainting.
Five Years unfunded collaborative artists’ project in Hackney
Interface a-n review of Surface Gallery International Postcard Show 2013
Kim Wan Art Kim Wan Arts website
National portrait gallery four cornersKim Wan’s self portrait
Rhizome site.Decision Making and Output , A talk by artist Kim WanTalk at the AC
Rhizome-at the New MuseumRhizome is located within the New Museum at:235 Bowery, New York NY 10002
Rise Art Artist profile-Kim Wan
Saatchi online gallery- Kim Wan Kim Wan , artist’s page on the Saatchi online gallery
SCOPE MIami Beach 2013 Exhibiting at this prestigious art fair December 3-8
See.Me Kim Wan to exhibit with See.Me at Scope Miami 2013
SWIm event 55 swimmers join artist Amy Sharrocks for a swim across the waterways of London
The Village Voice- NYC publicationNew York newspaper
This Is Not A School Five Years Gallery present……proposal no. 47, Kim Wan
Van Gogh one minute exhibition, New Art Gallery, Walsall Kim Wan and Van Gogh on the same wall
Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Late night art on the first Thursday of every month in east London