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Residencies OPEN

23 Jun 2018, Sat 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Blocks 37 and 38 Malan Road

Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of the artist studios. Through showcasing discussions, performances, installations, and works-in-progress, Residencies OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice from around the globe and the divergent ways artists conceive an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.

Come meet our current Artists-in-Residence in their studios! Featuring Viet Lê (Vietnam/United States), Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Luca Lum (Singapore), Phyoe Kyi (Myanmar), Zai Tang (United Kingdom/Singapore), and Susie Wong (Singapore).


VIET LÊ (Vietnam/United States), Block 37 Malan Road, Studio #01-01

The work of Lê focuses on different forms of trauma, representation, sexuality, and popular culture within the framework of visual studies, ethnography, queer theory, and Asian American Studies.

LIM SOKCHANLINA (Cambodia), Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-05

Working with photography, video, installation, and performance, Lim’s documentary and conceptual practice engages the social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental changes taking place in Cambodia in relation to globalisation.

LUCA LUM (Singapore), Block 37 Malan Road, Studio # 01-04

Interested in ideas involving human perception, vulnerability, intimacy, language, and the mundane, Lum works at the intersections of art, performance, poetry, fiction, as well as curatorial projects.

PHYOE KYI (Myanmar), Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-06

Concerned with social issues such as poverty and inequality, the artistic practice of Phyoe Kyi embraces painting, graphic design, installation, performance, and computer animation, prompting dialogues and raising critiques on existing social systems and the complexities of human nature.

ZAI TANG (United Kingdom/Singapore), Block 37 Malan Road, Studio #01-04

As an artist, composer, and sound designer, Tang experiments with drawing, animation, projection, and performance. His work often entails abstract visualisations of field recordings of the natural environment that respond to the spectres of mass extinction.

SUSIE WONG (Singapore), Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-07

Central to the practice of Wong is the understanding of photography as a medium that mediates between memory and loss, documentation and nostalgia. Her works comprise figurative paintings, drawings, video installations, writings, as well as curatorial projects.

Image credit: Studio of former Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, 2018.