Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency

5 August - 25 September

Introduction


The Private Museum is proud to present Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency by one of Singapore’s leading sculptors and cultural medallion recipient, Han Sai Por. The exhibition marks the museum’s second collaboration with Yayasan Bali Purnati, as well as the artist’s inaugural solo acrylic-medium focused exhibition.

Nature has been always one of Han’s core influences in her practice. With vigour and tenacity, she immersed herself in the rich textures of natural landscapes and traversed in the untamed terrains of the mystical Indonesian island of Bali. Han’s new body of works captures the essence of Balinese topography—allowing the viewer to delve into the depth of her art practice.

The highlights of the exhibition include artistic interpretations of various geographical visits: the volcanic regions of Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the pristine beaches of Amed, Ketewel and Bias Tugel, the crashing waves of Water Blow Nusa Dua, and the expansive rice terraces of Jatiluwih.

 

Artist

 

Artist Bio

Han Sai Por (b. 1943)

Han Sai Por (b. 1943) is a leading Asian sculptor and Singapore Cultural Medallion Award recipient. She has participated extensively in both local and international exhibitions. Her projects and works can be found in numerous international institutions, public space and private collections which include China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. Han’s recent accolades include the Top Prize at the XI Triennale-India (2005), Outstanding City Sculpture Award (2006) and was selected as a finalist in the Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Competition (2008) and in 2014, Han inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.

 

Education

1965–1968    Singapore Teachers’ Training College
1975–1977    Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
1979–1980    East Ham College of Art, United Kingdom
1980–1983    Wolverhampton College of the Art, United Kingdom
2004–2008    Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015     The Cultural Medallion and Visual Arts 1979 – 2015, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2014     Moving Forest, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2013     Black Forest 2013, Institution of Southeast Asian Gallery 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2011     The Black Forest, Jendela Visual Arts Space Esplanade, Singapore
2009     The Changing Landscape, The Luxe Art Museum, Singapore
2006     Oasis, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2002     20 Tonnes – Physical consequences, Atrium @ MITA Building, Singapore
1999    Rain Forest, Plastique Kinetic Worm, Singapore
1993    Four Dimensions, Singapore National Museum

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     Art Stage, Singapore
2015     London Art Biennale 2015, Chelsea Old Town Hall, United Kingdom, Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2014     Art Basel, Hong Kong, Unearthed, Singapore Art Museum, Art Stage, Singapore
2013     The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image – Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition,       Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China
2012     Contact – Three Singaporean Art Exhibition, Yuan Xiao Cen Art Museum, Yunnan, China.
2008     2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Exhibition, Beijing, China
2006    The XI Triennale – India, New Delhi, India
2005     The XI Triennale – India, New Delhi, India
2002     The First International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum Of History, Taiwan
1998     International Sculpture Exhibition, Quebec, Canada
1991     Sculpture in Singapore, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1989    Third Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1986     Contemporary Asian Art Show, National Museum of Modem Art, Seoul, Korea
1985     Second Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1985     Singapore Sculpture Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery

 

Awards

2015     Leonardo Award for Sculpture, Chianciano Biennale, Italy
2014     Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Singapore Council of Women’s                            Organizations
2011     Distinguished Alumni Awards, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2008     Finalist, 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Competition, China
2006     Outstanding City Sculpture Award, China
2005     Top Prize, XI Triennale – India
1995     Cultural Medallion Award

Documentation

Excerpt video coverage by Intersection.sg

“Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes” produced by Intersection.sg

Opening Reception

 

Press

Reviews

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Singart – Souls Revealed – 9 August 2016

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – 联合早报雕塑家出国才能创作– 1 August 2016

 

Listings

 

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Arts Republic

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – SEA Blouin Art Info

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Artitute

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Night Festival

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Straits Times 

Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency – Intesection.sg