Curriculum Vitae

Education

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015)

MA Cultural Management | Dean's List | GPA: 3.788

Thesis: Assessing the Effectiveness of Arts-Led Cultural Development in Singapore


LASALLE College of the Arts (2014)

BA (Hons) Arts Management | Second (Upper) Honours

Conferred by Goldsmiths, University of London

Languages

English (Native)
Chinese - Mandarin (Conversational)

Chinese - Cantonese (Conversational)

Career History (Selected)

Independent Practice (Self-Employed), September 2020 – Present

Assistant Curator | Sep. '15 - Aug. '20

Singapore Art Museum | Singapore

  • Full-time (permanent) work.

  • Curator/Co-Curator of 9 exhibitions.

  • Co-Curator of 2 editions of the Singapore Biennale: An Atlas of Mirrors & Every Step In the Right Direction.

  • 3 associated Benesse Prize nominations and award(s).

  • Editor of Singapore Art Museum – An Index of Exhibitions (1994 – 2018), the first publication to catalogue the museum's exhibition history.

Assistant to the Festival Coordinator | Jun. '15

The Chinese University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong

  • Part-time (contract) work.

  • Assisting the Festival Coordinator of the Umbrella Festival 2015.

  • Stage Manager for A Shaggy Dog Story performed by comedian Chan Ka Ming.


Production Assistant | Aug. '13 - Sep. '13

SUPER Studios | Singapore

  • Full-time (contract) work.

  • Provision of logistical and technical support.

  • Highlights include working on the Singapore Sports Council advertising campaign featuring Joseph Schooling, and the Tampines East MRT station artwork commission Welcome to Jingapore.

Exhibition History

  1. January '21 - For the House; Against the House - Passion Made Impossible (Associate Curator, Open House)

  2. November '20 - 7th Singapore International Photography Festival: Departing and Arriving (Festival Curator, DECK)

  3. November '19 - 6th Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction (Co-curator, Singapore Biennale)

  4. July '19 - Hoarding Commissions: Walking in the City (Curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  5. September '18 - Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition: Transitions, Crossroads, and Choices (Curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  6. June '18 - Installation in Progress: Exhibition Making and the Singapore Art Museum (Curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  7. November '17 - Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia (Lead Curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  8. October '17 - Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition: For Better Endings and New Beginnings (Co-curator,Singapore Art Museum)

  9. May '17 - Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth (Co-curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  10. October '16 - 5th Singapore Biennale: An Atlas of Mirrors (Co-curator, Singapore Biennale)

  11. August '16 - Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition: From Night to Light (Co-curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  12. June '16 - Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas (Co-curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  13. March ’16 – Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under The Sea (Co-curator, Singapore Art Museum)

  14. March '11 - i-AM Festival 2011: The Origin of the World (Producer, 1973)

Commissions & Site-Specific Adaptations Curated

  1. Dr Felicia Low, Visioning the Arts (The Vision and Dilemmas of the 21st Century), 2021, OH! Open House

  2. Wong Lip Chin, 大工街 (Da Gong Jie), 2021, OH! Open House

  3. Nino Sarabutra, Your Singapore, 2021, OH! Open House

  4. Seba Kurtis, Drowned & Talcum, 2015, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival 

  5. Bob Lee, Memory Blocks, 2009-Ongoing, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival  

  6. Kevin WY Lee, Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival 

  7. Hou I Ting, String Theory – Sewing Space, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival  

  8. Lilia Luganskaia, Investigation of Love, 2015-2018, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival  

  9. George Wong Yung Choon, SG Scenery 2020, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival  

  10. Li Lin, 孤岛 (Gu Dao: Lonely Island), 2007-2018, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival 

  11. Miyuki Okuyama, Dear Japanese, 2012-2018, 2020, Singapore International Photography Festival 

  12. Heman Chong, Writing While Walking And Other Stories, 2020, Singapore Art Museum

  13. Zakaria Omar, Fossils of Shame (The Pillars), 2010, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  14. Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Reincarnations (Hopea Sangal & Sindora Wallichii), 2019

  15. Korakrit Arunanondchai, Together with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3-5, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  16. Chang En-Man, Snail Paradise, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  17. CAMSTL, Birth (of a Nation), 2019, Singapore Biennale

  18. Dennis Tan, Many Waters to Cross, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  19. Robert Zhao, Queen’s Own Hill and its Environs, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  20. Dusadee Huntrakul, The Map for the Soul to Return to the Body, 2019, Singapore Biennale

  21. Vertical Submarine, Flowery Language, 2019; Tua Kang (Hyperboleh), 2019, Singapore Art Museum

  22. Michael Lee, Museum on Air, 2018, Singapore Art Museum

  23. Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic, There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have (a distracted path towards extinction), 2016, 2017, Singapore Art Museum

  24. Hiromi Tango, Lizard Tail, 2016, 2017, Singapore Art Museum

  25. Nandita Mukand, The Origin, 2017, Singapore Art Museum

  26. Nipan Oranniwesna, Another Island, 2017, Singapore Art Museum

  27. Unchalee Anantawat, Floating Mountain, 2017, Singapore Art Museum

  28. Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Jaonua: The Nothingness, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  29. MAP Office, Desert Islands, 2009, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  30. Kentaro Hiroki, Rubbish, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  31. Fyerool Darma, The Most Mild Mannered Men, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  32. Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  33. Sakarin Krue-On, A Tiger Hunt, 2016, Singapore Biennale

  34. Choe U-Ram, Una Lumino Callidus Spiritus, 2016, Singapore Art Museum

  35. Yuree Kensaku, Apex Predator, 2016, Singapore Art Museum

  36. Krit Ngamsom, Surrealism Spiced (After Salvador Dali), 2016; Bryde’s Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp), 2016; Damien I’m Famished (After Damien Hirst), 2016, Singapore Art Museum 

  37. Karina Smigla-Bobinski, ADA 2.0, 2016, Singapore Art Museum

Associated Awards and Nominations

Pannapan Yodmanee, Aftermath, 2016.

11th Benesse Prize winner.

Role: Commissioning, curator-in-charge.

Dusadee Huntrakul, The Map for the Soul to Return to the Body, 2019.

12th Benesse Prize finalist.

Role: Commissioning, curator-in-charge.


Robert Zhao Renhui, Queen's Own Hill and its Environs, 2019.

12th Benesse Prize finalist.

Role: Commissioning, curator-in-charge.

Lectures, Talks & Panel Discussions

Jun 2021 – A Studio of One’s Own – DECK (Host)
May 2021 – Are Art Musuems Instruments of Hegemony? – Inappropriate Book Club, Talk- Talk-Villion, Bangkok Biennial 2020 (Discussant)

May 2021 – 2nd Workshop on Cultural Mediation – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Cultural Management Programme (Respondent)

Feb 2021 – Walking With Photographers Series – DECK (Host)
Dec 2020 – Artist Talks and In Conversation Series – Singapore International Photography

Festival (Facilitator and Moderator)

Mar 2020 – Art at a Time of Pandemic – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Cultural Management Programme (Speaker)

Oct 2019 – Artist Panel Discussion with Dennis Tan And Post Museum – LASALLE, Baby Tropical Lab "Erase" (Panel Moderator)

Nov 2018 – Southeast Asia: Cultural Challenges and the Curatorial – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Cultural Management Programme (Guest Lecture)

Sep 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Artist Mentors – Yellow Ribbon Singapore (Panel Moderator)

Aug 2017 – On Curating – LASALLE, MA Art Histories Programme (Guest Lecture)

Jun 2017 – Singapore Art Museum – Beyond a National Platform – Chiang Mai Art Conversation (Guest Lecture)

May 2017 – Art History (a 5-part art history module in Singapore Changi Prison for inmate artists) – Yellow Ribbon Singapore (Programme Lecturer)

Nov 2016 – Curating Southeast Asia – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Cultural Management Programme (Guest Lecture)

Publications and Writings

May 2021 – Author
The Heart of the City in Room no. 2 and Sunset on Unnamed Lanes (Exhibition Collateral). Bangkok CityCity Gallery/ Discoveries Section, Art Basel Hong Kong.

Jan 2021 – Author
The Warden At The Gates / An Essay on the Margins in The Immortals Are Quite Busy These Days (Exhibition Collateral). Bangkok CityCity Gallery.

Nov 2019 - Author
Southeast Asia: The Geographic Question in Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step In The Right Direction (Exhibition Catalogue). (ISBN:978-981-14-3278-1)


Mar 2019 - Author
Phantom on the Horizon in Once lost but now found (Exhibition Catalogue). Oi! (Hong Kong).

Aug 2018 - Editor/Author
Singapore Art Museum: An Index of Exhibitions (1994 – 2018). (ISBN: 978-981-11-8479- 6/ISBN: 978-981-14-0736-9)

May 2018 - Author
Nipan Oranniwesna, Memories of Progress in Singapore in Cultural Connections, Volume 3. (ISSN:2424-9122)

Oct 2016 - Author
Curatorial Introduction - An Everywhere of Mirrorings in Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors (Exhibition Catalogue). (ISBN: 978-981-11-1164-8)

Oct 2015 - Author
Die Wunderkammer der schmutzigen Geheimnisse, or A Museum History of Omitted Facts in the Journal of Theatrex Asia, Volume 2. Peer-reviewed. (ISSN: 2345-7678)

Jun 2015 - Author

Precursors to Audience Development in the Management of Performing Arts Organisations: An Evaluation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in the Graduate Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries (GJCCI), Issue no. 1. Peer-reviewed. (ISSN: 2424-7928)

Jun 2011 – Author (under alias John Savage)
A Sense of Weightlessness in Ceriph, Issue no. 3. Math Paper Press. (ISBN: 978-981-08- 7735-4)