b. 1988.

Norwegian-Singaporean artist and printmaker based in Oslo.

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My artistic practice encompasses printmaking techniques ranging from stone lithography to photogravure and monotype.

As a result of my Eurasian heritage, being born to a Norwegian father and a Chinese-Singaporean mother, I am interested in the historical relations between Europe and Asia. My art explores themes including the Silk Road trade, colonialism and the arbitrary taxonomy of ethnicities and cultures through means of photography, print and mapping. Directly referencing my own family’s history of migration, I also discuss diasporic memory within the Chinese diaspora. How does the abandoned homeland grow into a source of nostalgia, longing and myth, and how are these narratives passed down to the next generation?


CV

Education

2017-2019: MFA Medium- and Material Based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2014-2017: BFA Medium- and Material Based Art, 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 

Upcoming

2019 Print Matters, Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Statens Kunstutstilling, Høstutstillingen (National Art Exhibition, The Autumn Exhibition), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2019    Jyväskylä International Print Triennial, Jyväskylä, Finland


Previous exhibitions

2019    MFA Graduate Show: A Better Past is Still Possible, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2019    7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen
2019    A Lick and a Promise, Kunstplass Contemporary Art [Oslo]
2018    Sit on a Stone Rather Than a Pillow, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2018    Original COPY, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2018    Frekvens vol. 2, Norske Grafikere, Oslo (hosted by Krausekollektivet)
2017    Paper Trails, Robert Burt Gallery, London
2017    Dronning Sonja KunstStall, Oslo
2017    BFA Graduate Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2017    Unge grafikere (Young Printmakers), Oppegård kunstforening, Kolbotn
2015    ER, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo (with Embla Øverbye)
2015    Frekvens, Podium, Oslo (hosted by Krausekollektivet)
2012    Norwegian Contemporary, Frameless Gallery, London

 

Memberships

Norske grafikere / Norwegian Printmakers (Deputy board member 2018 – )
Norske billedkunstnere (NBK) / The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists

 

Awards and nominations

2019    Nominee KoMASK International Masters Printmaking Award and Exhibition 
2017    Nominee Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant 2017

 

Grants

2019    Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Kulturrådet (Grant for recently graduated artists, Arts Council Norway)
2018    BKH Kunststudentstipend (BKH Grant for Art Students)
2014    NISS Visual Arts “Student of the Year” Award and Grant

 

Collections

Norsk Forening for Grafisk Kunst (Norwegian Association for Graphic Art)
HM Queen Sonja’s Print Collection
Oppegård kunstforening (Oppegård Association of Art)

 

Projects and Commissions

2018    Norsk Grafisk Forening, contribution of 100 prints to the annual Members’ folder
2018    “Kunsten å være norsk”, an art series by Kitchen for FinansForbundet: https://www.finansforbundet.no/kunstenavaerenorsk/