Sean Cham (b. 1994, Singapore) is an intermedia visual and performing artist. He grew up in a HDB (public housing) flat in Singapore, and attended Yale-NUS College, where he discovered his dual passion in the urban environment and art. Sean’s works marries both his interests, often addressing urban issues in his artworks. Yesteryears (2015-2017) and First Storeys (2019) were both motivated by his grandparents’ relocation and resettlement, when the housing authority acquired the land their previous house sits on.
Sean’s body of work ranges from photographic series to room installations. As a performer, he has been involved in film, stage and dance. Sean’s visual works have been exhibited in Singapore and internationally – Ethiopia, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden. Yesteryears was published by Math Paper Press in 2017, and was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Invisible Photographer Asia Photobook Award. Sean is also a commissioned artist for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019, and the work This is Where is one of the Fringe Highlights.