Everything’s Okay. // AEP ALUMNI SHARING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Invited alumni Andre Wee (Designer/Illustrator), Guo Yixiu ( Artist/Art Educator) and Faith Ng (Scriptwriter) come together to share their individual trajectories since graduating from the Art Elective Programme.
Our local creatives will be sharing their thoughts and insights on how the AEP has shaped their paths and impacted their practice.
Join us, over light refreshments, in the AEP alumni sharing and panel discussion.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Andre Wee is a Visual Designer, Illustrator and Fine Artist. He graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is currently based out of Singapore. His works have been featured online, in print and exhibited internationally. Apart from drawing, painting and 3D modelling, Andre used to be a fencer and a military paratrooper before college. He hopes to get back to his hobbies of swinging swords and jumping planes when time finally permits.
Guo is obsessive over the consumerist systems of Singapore, where she finds intricate links towards its history and culture. She sees her own artistic goal as a contemplation towards the unnerving consumerist oriented society of Singapore. She debates the unnatural quality of this, as it infringes and seeps itself into one's everyday life. Her works, where 'form/media' becomes secondary, stand as statements to present-day Singapore. Thus far, they have existed as photographic composites, paintings and sculptural forms/installations. Often putting on a humorous front, and establishing themselves as objects of 'play', the works often embody difficult truths within them.
Faith Ng is a playwright and an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre. Her plays include ‘wo(men)’ (2010), ‘For Better or for Worse’ (2013) and ‘Normal’ (2015). The first two have been nominated for Best Original Script at the Life! Theatre Awards. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) from the University of East Anglia, under the National Arts Council Postgraduate Scholarship. She also teaches playwriting at the National University of Singapore and was the writer-in-residence for the Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2014.
Sarah Choo Jing (Moderator)
Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny.
Choo lives and works in Singapore. She recently completed her MFA at the Slade School of Art in London last summer 2015. Choo has clinched the Gold Award in the 2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Fine Art Category and been awarded First Place in the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards. She was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 and was awarded the ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award in 2013.
The artist has since exhibited internationally at The Busan Museum of Art in Korea, the Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, ArtParis at The Grand Palais in Paris, the START Art Fair at The Saatchi Gallery in London, Photo London 2015 at The Somerset House in London, and The Santa Fe International New Media Festival in New Mexico, USA. Her works are collected by both private individuals and public institutions; including the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and The Arts Club Permanent Art Collection in London.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
- SOTA Gallery, School of The Arts Singapore
- Venue Address
- 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968 Singapore