ABOUT

b. 1988 Norwegian-Singaporean artist based in Oslo. Member of Norske grafikere (Norwegian Printmakers) and NBK (The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists).

My artistic practice is informed by my transnational and transcultural family history. At the turn of the century, my ancestors left China and the Philippines to settle in Singapore, and later my grandmother found her way to England – both migrations spurred on by the current conditions of trade and colonial relations in the Strait of Melaka. Referring to the cultural and mnemonic functions of vernacular objects such as photographs, ancestor portraits, maps, books, chinaware and Victorian Wunderkammers, my art explores the power of diasporic memory, the development of hybrid cultures, post-colonial conditions and the Eurasian experience in contemporary Europe.

 

Education

2017- : MFA Candidate in Medium- and Material Based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2014-2017: BFA Medium- and Material Based Art (Printmaking and Drawing), Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2012-2014: Diploma in Visual Arts, Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio (NISS), Oslo
2009-2012: BA History of Art with Material Studies, University College London (UCL)

 

Group exhibitions 

Jan 2018: Frekvens vol. 2, Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo (hosted by Krausekollektivet)
Oct 2017: Paper Trails, Robert Burt Gallery, London
July-Sept 2017: Dronning Sonja KunstStall, Oslo
May 2017: BFA Graduate Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
March 2017: Unge grafikere (Young Printmakers), Oppegård kunstforening, Kolbotn
Oct 2015: ER, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo (with Embla Øverbye)
June 2015: Frekvens, Podium, Oslo (hosted by Krausekollektivet)
June 2012: Norwegian Contemporary, Frameless Gallery, London

 

Awards and nominations

Jan 2017: Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant 2017 (nominee)
June 2014: NISS Visual Arts Student of the Year Award (winner)

 

Collections

Oppegård kunstforening (Oppegård Association of Art)

 

Projects

Dec 2017: Co-curator and coordinator of KHiO OPEN CALL Vol. 3 (Galleri Seilduken)