CV

Education

2018 – in progress

Ph.D. Candidate
School of Art, Design & Media (2018-2020)
National Institute of Education (2020-present)
Nanyang Technological University

Research Project & Dissertation:
Assembling and Emplacing Women’s Minoritised Narratives Through Critical Public Art Practice


2010

Master of Arts, Contemporary Practice
School of Art, Design & Architecture
University of Huddersfield/Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Thesis:
A Field Without Fences: Psychogeography as a Strategy for Artistic Engagement


2008

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Hons), Fine Art with Contemporary Writing
School of Art, Design & Architecture
University of Huddersfield/Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


1992

Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting Major)
Lasalle College of the Arts

Academic Awards & Honours

2018

NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate)
National Arts Council


2010

Best Graduate Award
Master of Arts, Contemporary Practice programme
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


2008

Best Graduate Award
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts programme
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Fire Award
NAFA Fine Arts Awards
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


2007

Tan Chin Tuan Merit Award for Creative Education
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

Professional Experience (Academic)

2021 – present

Adjunct Lecturer
School of Art & Design
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Courses taught (as Co-Lecturer/Supervisor):
Thinking, Making, Writing I (Studio Practice)
BA (Hons) in FIne Art, Year 3 [2023]

Positions III (Contextualising Individual Practice & Research)
BA (Hons) in FIne Art, Year 2 [2023]

Positions II (Collective Activations in/with Public Space)
BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Year 2 [2021-2022]

Adjunct Supervisor
McNally School of Fine Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts

Areas supervised:
Studio Practice; Research Methods; Exegesis
MA Fine Arts

MA Candidates supervised:
Phoenix Fry; as Co-Supervisor (2023-2024]

Sherylene Chew Xue Lin; as Co-Supervisor [2022-2023]
Antares: A Kinesthetic Resistance for the Deterritorialization of Singapore

Bernice Lee Yin; as Co-Supervisor [2021-2022]
Living Being: ‘Mother’ as Malleable Archetype

Elizabeth Mildred Wee [2020-2021]
Questioning the Mirror: Examining & Performing Archetypal Roles for Southeast Asian Women in Search of Belonging


2019 – present

External Assessor
School of Art & Design
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Areas assessed:
Art & Design Studio: Final Project
Diploma in Art Teaching, Year 3


2019 – 2020

External Assessor
McNally School of Fine Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts

Areas assessed:
Studio Practice; Final Research Project
MA Fine Arts


2008 – 2010

Adjunct Lecturer
Fine Arts Department
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Courses taught:
Investigating Issues in Art
Diploma in Fine Art, Year 1

Graduate Seminars
Diploma in Fine Art, Year 3

Professional Experience (Other)

SELECTED FULL-TIME APPOINTMENTS

2014 – 2017

Curriculum Developer/Programme Lead
Co-Curricular Development
Office of Dean of Students
Singapore Management University

Key work:
Development of SMU LifeLessons, co-curricular learning framework comprising programmes, rubric, and facilitation tools


2010 – 2014

Manager (Senior Manager in 2013)
Arts Cluster
Office of Student Life
Singapore Management University

Key work: 
Management of visual and performing arts groups;
Student advisory and facilitation;
Curation of exhibitions and arts programming


2001 – 2007

Library Officer
Public Library Services
National Library Board

Key work:
Library operations at library@esplanade and library@orchard;
Circulation and information services;
Collection maintenance and development;
Staff training (as NLB Academy facilitator)

Invited Presentations (Academic Lectures, Workshops)

** conceptualised / presented as perception3

2023

Art & Public Space: Approaches & Challenges
Presentation & Dialogue for Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art & Everyday Life in Singapore
School of Humanities undergraduate module
Nanyang Technological University

Art & the Production of Public Space
Lecture for Contextual Studies: Art Theory
BA (Hons) Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

An Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice as Research
Seminar for Research Methods in Creative Arts
MA Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

2022

The Visual Arts in Singapore’s Public Spaces: Approaches & Challenges **
Lecture for Arts, Culture and the Global City
Arts & Cultural Management undergraduate module
Singapore Management University

Collective Work in Artistic Practice & Research
Seminar for Positions II
BA (Hons) in Fine Art module
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Art & the Production of Public Space
Lecture for Contextual Studies: Art Theory
BA (Hons) Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

An Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice as Research
Seminar for Research Methods in Creative Arts
MA Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts


2021

Politics of Memory
Guest respondent for student research presentations
Dissertation Research & Writing
BA (Hons) Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

Considering the Palimpsest: Language and Textuality in Contemporary Art-Making
Seminar for Issues in Practice & Research in Fine Arts
MA Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

Collective and Collaborative Research: An Introduction to Conceptual Models and Methods for Collectives Engaged in Artistic Practice-as-Research
Seminar for Positions II
BA (Hons) in Fine Art module
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

More Than Queer: Negotiating Differences in Singapore
Panel conversation (with Eileena Lee and Theresa Goh; moderated by Assoc Prof Lynette J. Chua)
Elm College, Yale-NUS

An Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice as Research: Approaches to Mapping Your Area of Investigation
Seminar for Research Methods in Creative Arts
MA Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts


2020

The Role of Conversation in Collaborative Artistic Practice **
Presentation for Experiencing Diverse Pedagogies
MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice module
LASALLE College of the Arts

Developing a Research Methodology: Paradigms and Approaches for Contemporary Art Practitioners
Seminar for Issues in Practice and Research in Fine Arts
MA Fine Arts module
LASALLE College of the Arts

Art in Public Space: Notions and Perspectives **
Presentation for Art in Public Space and Critical Spatial Practice
MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices module
Nanyang Technological University

The Visual Arts in Singapore’s Public Spaces: Ways of Seeing and Making **
Lecture for Arts, Culture and the Global City
Arts and Cultural Management undergraduate module
Singapore Management University

Introduction to Art in Public Space **
Lecture and workshop for Advanced Arts and Cultural Management
Arts and Cultural Management undergraduate module
Singapore Management University


2019

The City as Palimpsest: Ways of Reading & Responding
Keynote presentation for MA Fine Arts Postgraduate Symposium
LASALLE College of the Arts


2018

Considering the Palimpsest: An Approach to Writing & Art-Making
Lecture for Seminars in Dissertation: Politics of Memory – Things, Buildings, Landscapes of Longing
BA (Hons) in Fine Art module
LASALLE College of the Arts


2017

Creating through Collaboration **
Workshop for Museum Education Symposium 2017
Teachers’ Academy for the Arts and Singapore Art Museum


2010

Contemporary Art: Ways of Seeing, Thinking & Making;
Art & the Everyday: Objects, Gestures & Rituals;
Breaking the Frame: Shaping Space, Time & Narrative

SMU Artdicted Contemporary Art Lecture Series
Singapore Management University


2009

Facilitating Art Discussions in the Primary School Art Classroom
Workshop for teachers and department heads
Pei Hwa Presbyterian School

Invited Presentations (Public Lectures, Panels, Artist Talks)

** conceptualised / presented as perception3

2021

Envisioning Possibilities: The Future of Public Art in Singapore **
Presentation and panel conversation (with Justin Loke, Robert Zhao, Adeline Loo, and Jerome Ng; moderated by Kong Yen Lin) for Re-written: The World Ahead of Us Artist Roundtable
Public Art Trust
National Arts Council

Whose Site Are You On: Exploring Notions of Space and Community in Public Art **
Presentation and panel conversation (with Laniakea Culture Collective, Dawn Ng, Hanson Ho, and Lai Weimin; moderated by Kong Yen Lin) for Re-written: The World Ahead of Us Artist Roundtable
Public Art Trust
National Arts Council

Art Outside the White Cube: Impact of Art in Public Spaces
Panel conversation (with Helen Le Chatelier; moderated by Amelia Abdullahsani) for Bus.Stop.Art virtual tour launch
Bus.Stop.Art with the support of Singapore Art Week 2021 and Facebook Open Arts

Art Practitioners in the Real World
Panel conversation (with Sharon Choo, Sophia Dominguez, and Ezzam Rahman; moderated by Noor Effendy Ibrahim) for NAFA Open House
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


2020

Cross-Pollinations with Art
Panel conversation (with Jeremy Sharma, Rizman Putra, and Salty Xi Jie Ng; moderated by Shawn Chua) for RESET Series
Art and Market, in partnership with Singapore Art Week 2021


2019

Writing Home: Women’s Narratives of Place
Conceptualisation and panel moderation (featuring authors Hidayah Amin and Charmaine Leung) for Architectural Heritage Season in partnership with A Language of Our Own: Singapore Writers Festival 2019
Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Arts Council

Perception3: Research and Practice **
Presentation and panel conversation (with Michael Lee, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, and Boedi Widjaja; moderated by Randy Chan) for Speaker Series: Creative Practices, in conjunction with Journey: Architects Asia Exhibition
Zarch Collaboratives

Art in Public Space: Notions and Perspectives **
Presentation for Art in Public Space and Critical Spatial Practice
MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices module
Nanyang Technological University

Curating the City: Golden Walls and Pink Dots
Presentation and conversation (with Asst Prof Sophie Goltz) for Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy exhibition
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore


2017

A Shape to Read: Exploring Language in Contemporary Art **
Workshop for ALT TXT series
National Library Board

Walking in the City **
Presentation and workshop (with Asst Prof Hoe Su Fern) for Without Culture, There is No Future for Cities conference
Singapore International Foundation

Mirror Walk **
Artist’s talk, psychogeographic walking tour and conversation (with Kelvin Ang, Asst Prof Hoe Su Fern, and Michael Lee) for An Atlas of Mirrors: Singapore Biennale 2016
Singapore Art Museum

Perception3: There Are Those Who Stay/There Are Those Who Go **

Artist’s talk for Considering Artists series
THEO Arts Professionals


2016

Singapore Biennale 2016: Artists’ Insights **
Artist’s talks for Singapore Biennale preview and opening weekend
Singapore Art Museum


2014

Unearthed: Perspectives
Artist’s talk and conversation (with Isabelle Desjeux and Twardzik Chin Chor Leng; moderated by Tan Siuli) for Unearthed exhibition
Singapore Art Museum


2013

Between Conversations: Artist Roundtable
Panel conversation (with curator Louis Ho and Dr Susie Lingham) for Between Conversations exhibition
Yavuz Gallery


2011

Eternity: Q&A with Filmmakers **
Post-screening talk (with curator Victric Thng and Aishah Abu Bakar) at Eternity: 2nd Experimental Film Forum exhibition
The Substation


2008

Places, Still and Moving **
Artist’s talk for ROJAK 12: The Place Issue event
FARM and The Substation

Exhibitions & Screenings

** PARTICIPATING as perception3

Venues based in Singapore unless indicated

2022

Rebirth **
Singapore Night Festival 2022
Green space near National Museum of Singapore, 19-26 Aug

2021

The Story of a Place is in Its Name **
Arts in Your Neighbourhood: Pasir Ris
145 Pasir Ris St 11, 11 Mar-11 Apr
Curated by Stacey Huang and Susanna Tan

Work in Progress: Video Art in Southeast Asia **
SEED the Art Space, 30 Jan-7 Mar
Curated by Lourdes Samson

Re-written: The World Ahead of Us **
National Arts Council Public Art Trust commission
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 22 Jan-6 Jun

Artist as Collector **
Singapore Art Week 2021
Gillman Barracks, 22-30 Jan
Curated by Dr Wang Ruobing

Bus.Stop.Art **
Singapore Art Week 2021
Bus stops along route 175 between Geylang Bahru and Gillman Barracks, 21 Jan-3 Feb
Curated by Merryn Trevethan and Amelia Abdullahsani


2020

National Day Light-Up **
Padang Atrium Canopy, National Gallery Singapore, 23 Jul-30 Aug


2019

Bridges of Time: iLight Singapore – Bicentennial Edition **
(with Michael Lee)
Cavenagh Bridge, 28 Jan-24 Feb


2018

You, Other; I, Another
The Private Museum, 18 May-24 June
Curated by Dr Susie Lingham


2016

An Atlas of Mirrors: Singapore Biennale 2016 **
Singapore Art Museum and other various locations, 27 Oct-26 Feb 2017
Curated by Michael Lee (Associate Curator); Dr Susie Lingham (Creative Director)

The Buried Mirror: 3rd Biennial de Montevideo **
Legislative Palace of Uruguay (Montevideo), 29 Sep-15 Jan 2017
Curated by Alfons Hug

Mizuma Gallery Showcase **
Art Stage Singapore 2016
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 21-24 Jan


2015

Alchemy, A Collectors’ Showcase **
Helutrans Arts Space, 7-14 Dec

Contemporary Art Next Door **
Titian Budaya Festival
White Box, Publika (Kuala Lumpur), 20 Nov-13 Dec
Curated by Tang Fu Kuen

Urban:ness: Encountering the City **
Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (Dubai), 21 Oct-10 Nov
Curated by Mukta Ahluwalia Bedi

What It Is About When It Is About Nothing **
Mizuma Gallery, 25 Sep-25 Oct
Curated by Michael Lee

Vernacula_ **
Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 24 Apr-19 May


2014

Superposition(s) **
Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, 22 Mar-20 Apr
Curated by Kent Chan

Unearthed
Singapore Art Museum, 21 Mar-6 July

Text, Narrative, Image
Tate Collectives’ Source Spotlight Display
Tate Britain (London), 1-31 July

Yavuz Fine Art Showcase
Art Stage Singapore 2014
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 16-19 Jan


2013

Between Conversations
Yavuz Fine Art, 31 Aug-22 Sep
Curated by Louis Ho


2012

Pulau (Back in the Closet) **
The Substation, 13-16 Sep
Curated by Ezzam Rahman

Pulau **
Kulturhuset (Stockholm), 31 Jul-3 Aug
Curated by Ezzam Rahman

Drive **
3rd Experimental Film Forum
The Substation, 9-17 June
Curated by Kent Chan


2011

Eternity **
2nd Experimental Film Forum
The Substation, 5 May


2010

Striking Distance
Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 10-18 June


2009

Pretext
2902 Gallery, 23 Dec-23 Jan 2010


2008

Time **
TickleArt, CityLink, 21 Aug-20 Oct

Digital Homelands **
National Museum of Singapore, 11 Jul-30 Sep


2007

We Are All Photographers Now
Musee de l’Élysée (Lausanne), 2 Feb-20 May

Singapore Lounge
A part of Tradition Fiction showcase, curated by Janos Fodor
Collegium Hungaricum (Berlin), 1 Mar-30 Apr


2006

Postcards from the Edge, 9th Edition
Visual AIDS Benefit Show
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York City), 1-3 Dec

Curatorial Projects

2013

There, And Back Again
Visual arts showcase for U+ARTS: Retrospect
SMU Arts Festival 2013
Singapore Management University
As commissioning curator; with curator Ezzam Rahman

2012

Code Switch
Visual arts showcase for U+ARTS: Switch
SMU Arts Festival 2012
Singapore Management University
As commissioning curator; with curator Tang Ling Nah


2011

SMU Visual Arts Showcase
Singapore Writers Festival 2011
Singapore Management University

Pause: Works and Ideas in Progress
Visual arts showcase for U+ARTS: Start/Stop
SMU Arts Festival 2013
Singapore Management University


2009

Smoke and Mirrors: English-Language Theatre in Singapore
library@esplanade
As co-curator; with curator David Lie


2001 – 2011

ten/twentyfour
Annual lomography showcase
As co-curator from 2005-2011, with Seah Sze Yunn

Editorial Projects & Other Creative Contributions

** AUTHORED BY PERCEPTION3

2023

Necessary Prisms: An Artist-Educator’s Perspective on Encountering, Speaking To & Learning About ‘Difference’
Afterword for Reimagining Singapore: Self & Society in Contemporary Art
Edited by Lum Chee Hoo, Twardzik Ching Chor Leng & Juliette Yu-Ming Lizeray
Published by Springer

Fostering Cultural Competence Through the Arts
Article for Community Inspirations
Published by ArtsWok Collaborative

2022

Artist’s Perspective **
Commentary for Guide to Commissioning Public Art
Published by National Arts Council

2021

Art in a time of emergency (needs to be a knife)
Essay for Beautiful, nice and interesting
MA FIne Arts 2021 Catalogue
Published by LASALLE College of the Arts

Dear Jenny
Letter-essay for Letter to My Mother
Edited by Felix Cheong
Published by Marshall Cavendish Editions


2019

Perception3: Artist’s Perspective on Art and Conflict **
Commentary for Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts? 100 Perspectives
Edited by Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, Jerry Wind, and Ornate Lev-Er
Published by Frame Publishers


2018

To My Future Self
Letter-essay and reading for Projections of the Past/Letters into the Future video project
Conceived and curated by Kristie Sim


2015

How far would you go to achieve peace?
Text contribution for 5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress exhibition, and artists community video
Produced by Singapore Art Museum


2010

Notes Towards a Museum of Cooking Pot Bay
Editorial advisory for Michael Lee’s artwork installation at Telok Blangah MRT Station
Land Transport Authority public art commission

A Measure of Love
Review of Zero Chou’s Drifting Flower
Published by Fridae.com


2009

Wolf Spirits
Interview with artist Genevieve Chua, for exhibition Raised by a Pack of Wolves
Published by Fridae.com

The Weight of an Empty Page
Essay and photographs for Singapore Architect, Issue 250
Edited by Kelley Cheng
Published by The Singapore Institute of Architects


2007

The Magical Spaces Project
Photography and text
Published by 5ft Creatives and Basheer Graphic Books


2003

Film
Essay on film history and genres for Aspiration Pathfinder project
Published by National Library Board