jee chan (b. 1994, singapore) is an artist, dancer and choreographer whose practice makes visible that which is always already there (big and true, just beneath the surface). their ancestors travelled southward by sea from present-day china and malaysia to singapore during the european colonial incursion throughout southeast asia. their work is informed by a soft sensitivity to site as well as a sustained interrogation of (post)colonial power. paying attention to how histories settle and sediment in the body, they employ a practice-as-research approach to navigate questions surrounding the displaced body and what it can perform. in regarding choreography as an expanded formal proposition, their work has manifested as public interventions, video installations, analogue noise concerts, sculptures, short films, workshops, lengthy conversations, curated spaces, shared meals, photographic series, published texts as well as staged performances.
they studied beijing opera at the shanghai theatre academy as well as dance / context / choreography at the hzt berlin. they hold a ba (hons) in contemporary performance practice from the royal conservatoire of scotland (2019). their work has been performed and presented at dance nucleus, singapore; uferstudios, berlin; studio plesungan, surakarta; swg3, glasgow; and carico massimo, livorno.
they consistently collaborate with the visual artist and performance maker, stefan pente. in 2018, they formed the experimental analogue noise band ‘post-duo’. they also share a practice of facilitation and have delivered workshops and performance-lectures as visiting artists at the “beyond repair” summer school of the german pavilion, 58th venice biennale (2019) and on the hfk bremen fine arts programme (2019-2020).