Doreen Chan “HalfDream: Another Room” Opening Reception


All Ages
Friday, December 2, 2022
Free admission
Main Building Lobby

Event Summary

The Mattress Factory is pleased to announce HalfDream: Another Room, a new solo exhibition by Hong Kong and US-based artist Doreen Chan. This new site-specific installation engages Chan’s on-going participatory art project, HalfDream, in which users around the world can describe their dreams, adding them to a database which matches common dreams of participants and connects dreammates.

Join us on Friday, December 2 from 6-8 PM for the opening reception and a conversation with the artist. “Dream drink” cocktails and light bites from Salem’s Grill will be available.

Register for free here.

HalfDream: Another Room will be on view through the fall of 2023. Read more on the exhibition here.

Doreen Chan
(Hong Kong, b.1987) has received training in visual communication and photography. She graduated with an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. Primarily a lens-based and site-specific artist, Chan’s ongoing work is realized both online and offline. In her current participatory art project, HalfDream, she blends her deep desire of connecting people and the progressive development of her artistic practices with the focus on the investigation of personal perception, materiality, and daily details that are often overlooked. Key elements in Chan’s work include interpersonal relationships, personal memories, and fragmentary moments of daily life in the city. Chan was listed as a finalist in the Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award in 2019, and the 4th VH Award. She was named a Cultured Magazine Young Artist in 2021 and received the Pritzker Fellowship in 2019.