Han Sai Por 韓少芙 (b. 1943)

Han Sai Por was born in 1943. She is one of Asia’s leading modern sculptors and a recipient of Singapore’s Cultural Medallion award. 

She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and projects around the world. Her works can be found in the collections of many international institutions, public spaces and private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States, such as National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of China, Beijing, Australia Parliament, Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations, New York, Singapore Embassy, Washington DC, Istana Singapore, and Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Her education in Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture established her knowledge in the understanding of nature and its environment, which has affected her work. Most of her organic works are inspired by the flora and fauna found in tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Her work comments on the changing landscape in the region and the deforestation that adversely impacts the environment and ecosystem. “The Black Forest” installation is a series of works that comments on the bleak consequences of deforestation.

Solo Exhibitions

  •  Four Dimensions, 1993 – An Installation at National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
  •  Rain Forest, 1999 – Sculpture and drawing exhibition at Plastic Kinetic Worm Gallery
  • 20 Tonnes (Physical consequences), 2002 – An Installation at MICA building
  • Oasis, 2006 – An Installation at Sculpture Square
  • The Changing Landscape, 2009 – Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition at Luxe Museum
  • The Black Forest 2011- An Installation at Esplanade, Jendela
  •  Black Forest 2013 – An Installation at Institution of Southeast Asian Gallery 1 & 2 (NAFA)
  • Moving Forest, 2014 – An Artist in Residency Project, exhibited at Singapore Tyler Print Institute
  • Harvest, 2015 – An Installation exhibition in connected with SG50 at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
  •  Secret Landscapes, 2016 – Painting and sculpture exhibition at Private Museum. A project under Bali Purnati Artist Residency.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • NAFA 80th celebration Exhibition, 2018, Liu Haisu Art Museum Shanghai, China
  • Black Forest 2018 – Gangwon International Biennale 2018, invited by South Korea, in association with PyeongChang Olympics 2018
  • The Belt and Road, 2017, International Exhibition at Qingdao, China.
  • Unearthed, 2014, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
  • Singapore Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2013, at Suzhou, China. Jinji Lake Art Museum
  • Contact – Three Singaporean Art Exhibition, 2012, Yunnan Yuan Xiao Cen Art Museum, China
  • International Art Exhibition, 2010, Yekaterinburg Art Foundation, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Participated in 2008 Olympic Games the Landscape Sculpture in Beijing
  • International City of Sculpture, 2006, events and exhibition in Zhenzhou, China
  • The 11th Triennale, 2005, India
  • The 1st International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, 2002, Taiwan
  • Borrow landscape, 2002, Site-specific works in Indonesia
  • Sculpture at the Park, 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • International Sculpture Exhibition,1998, Quebec
  • Sculpture in Singapore,1991, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
  • Third Asian Art Show, 1989, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
  • Contemporary Asian Art Show, 1986, National Museum of Modem Art, in Seoul, Korea
  • Second Asian Art Show, 1985, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
  • Singapore Sculpture Exhibition, 1985, National Museum Art Gallery

For the full list of exhibitions, please contact the gallery at enquiry@ipreciation.com


  • Archives of Women Artists Research, 2018, Selected by Aware (France)
  • The Leonardo Award for Sculpture, 2015, Chianciano Biennale, Italy
  • Singapore Women”s Hall of Fame (SCWO), 2014
  • NAFA Distinguished Alumni Awards, 2011, Singapore
  • The Finalist of Beijing Olympic International Tour Exhibition, 2008, Beijing, China
  • Outstanding City Sculpture Award, 2006, China
  • The top praise winner of 11th Triennale, 2005, India
  • Singapore Cultural Medallion Award, 1995

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