Paul Chan lives and works in New York. He was the 2014 recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize, which coincided with his solo exhibition Nonprojections for New Lovers at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2015. In 2019, Chan was one of six artists to co-curate the group exhibition, Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. Recent solo exhibitions include Odysseus and the Bathers, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2018); Bathers at Night, Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2018); Rhi Anima, Greene Naftali, New York (2017); Pillowsophia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2017); Hippias Minor, Deste Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra (2015); Selected Works, Schaulager, Basel (2014); My laws are my whores, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago (2009); The 7 Lights, New Museum, New York (2008); and The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London (2007).
His work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; among others.