28 examples of creative research interventions as Director or Curator

  1. 2021: BBC Culture in Quarantine film commission on iPlayer.
  2. 2021: Running Artists Network launch, with inaugural awards £1000. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. UK.  
  3. Since 2020: Neurodiversity In/& Creative Research Network activities incl keynote lectures and workshops by members, incl dyspraxic ‘dysco’ by Aby Watson that went on to tour Southbank Centre. Plus haiku contest with award, a redirection of personal fee from Craft and Design Centre. 
  4. 2019: Psychoanalysis and the Creative Process. Dr Patricia Townsend’s exhibition, book launch and chat. Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London. 
  5. 2019: Co-curator. Mental Health Activism and Clinical Practice Workshops. With Wellcome ISSF Research Fellow in philosophy and psychiatry Dr Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed. Birkbeck, University of London. Participants: Reader in Forensic Psychiatry, University of London, Prof Annie Bartlett, Dragon Café, and Dr Norman Poole, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & BJPsych Editor Bulletin.
  6. 2019: Art After Dark. Co-curator. Feat. Amanda Heng and others. NTU Centre for Contemporary Art.
  7. 2018: RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2018 #r3fest. Exhibition, discussion, reading, performance-lecture. Paris School of Arts and Culture, University of Kent. Co-curator: author Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid. 
  8. 2018: #MagicCarpet: The Art of ADHD programme and #MagicCarpet exhibition. 5th EUNETHYDIS International European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders Conference. Edinburgh. 
  9. 2018: Art & Mobilities Network Inaugural Symposium. Discussions-Exhibition-Workshop with 30 UK and international artists and researchers). Co-curated with Dr Jen Southern. Peter Scott Gallery, with Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art and Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University.  
  10. 2018: #MagicCarpet: Brisk / Risks open mic. King’s Artists: New Thinking, New Making. Bush House.  
  11. 2018: #MagicCarpet: Exhibition Making Mind Wandering Visible and discussion The Creative Researcher? Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, KCL.
  12. 2018: #MagicCarpet: Innovation Showcase, Nesta’s People Powered Future Health, 500 health policy audience.
  13. 2018: #MagicCarpet: Art-science ‘speed-dating’ event and film screening, South London Gallery.
  14. 2018: #MagicCarpet: Exhibition and discussion on ‘neurodiverse art’, Art Workers’ Guild.
  15. 2017: #MagicCarpet: Open Studio and discussion. SGDP, KCL.
  16. 2017: ROAM! ROAM! ROAM! Movement II. Exhibition, live art, interventions. Leeds Arts University. UK.
  17. 2016: As Producer: Official Selection. Bucheon and Ottawa International Animation Festivals. Korea, Canada.
  18. 2016: As Producer: Official competition (216 from 2680 entries). Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
  19. 2016: RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2016 #r3fest. With 2 regional coordinators. In partnership with Leeds Arts University, University College London, Cardiff Metropolitan University.   
  20. 2015: Visual Director and Communications Director (Creative Director: Philip Tan). ASEAN Para Games. Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Commissioned by Sport Singapore.
  21. 2015: RUN! RUN! RUN! LEEDS. In partnership with Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds, UK.
  22. 2014: RUN! RUN! RUN! An International Festival of Running 1.0. Slade Research Centre. London, UK. With Professor of Geography Alan Latham.
  23. 2013: South East Asian Games Closing Performance. Myanmar. Commissioned by Sport Singapore.
  24. 2012: Invited Curator. Delhi International Film Festival, India.
  25. 2008: Invited Curator. Points of View from South East Asia. 5-film programme. Cinema South Festival, Israel.   
  26. 2005: Video Art programme. SIGHT Media Festival. Tokyo, Japan. 
  27. 2004: Performances. With musician Christophe Charles, dancer Takao Kawaguchi. Tokyo Wonder Site.
  28. 2004: Invited Curator. Opening event for exhibition Twilight Tomorrow. Singapore Art Museum. Singapore.

12 Solo Exhibitions + Representing Singapore as Artist and Artistic-Researcher

  1. 2020: March-November exhibition of #MagicCarpet tapestry. Manchester Centre of Craft and Design.  
  2. 2018-9: Making Mind Wandering Visible. 5-month solo show, SGDP Centre, KCL, UK. 
  3. 2012: Lens On Twelve. Connaught Brown Gallery. With Marie-Jo Lafontaine. London, UK.
  4. 2012: 20 Ways Running Can Change Your World. Slade Summer Residency. London, UK.  
  5. 2008: Guangzhou Triennale. Curators and artists include Sarat Maharaj, Werner Herzog. China.  
  6. 2006: Biennale of Sydney. Australia. Curated by Dr Charles Merewether.
  7. 2003: Open 2003, 6th International Exhibition of Sculpture & Installations. Venice, Italy.
  8. 2005: Kai Syng Tan Special Film Programme. Space NEO. With curator Fujioka Asako. Tokyo, Japan.
  9. 2005: ISLANDHOPPING London Leg. Institute of Contemporary Arts. London, UK.
  10. 2004: ISLANDHOPPING. ASK Gallery. Commissioned by Alpha M Project. Tokyo, Japan.
  11. 2004: Tan Kai Syng Special Programme. Yamagata In Tokyo 2004: Documentary Dream Show. Japan.
  12. 1999: Pardon My French!, Screening and installation. Alliance Francaise de Singapour. Singapore.

>100 shows As Invited Artist and Artistic-Researcher: Group Exhibitions, Masterclasses and other Artistic Interventions (Selection from since 1998)

  1. 2022: Workshop, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
  2. 2022: Speed-date, Attenborough Arts Centre Instagram @attenboroughac
  3. 2021: Artist’s Talk, Attenborough Arts Centre.
  4. 2021: Discussion, Crisis in Higher Education: A Conversation with Artists in ‘The World Is a Work in Progress’, with Leicester UCU branch and Other Guests, sacked University of staff.
  5. 2021: Workshop, Postgraduate Research, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University. 
  6. 2021: Group exhibition, Attenborough Arts Centre. With Bob and Roberta Smith and others. 
  7. 2020: ‘What could a neurodiversity-led 2050 look like?’ Royal Society of Arts Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation: Neurodiversity and the Future of Work. Attended by 130 people.
  8. 2020: ‘Ten Reasons to Collaborate with Neurodiverse & Creative Allies’. Lecture and Masterclass. For 5.9m Euro EU Horizon 2020 funded consortium of 17 partners from 8 European countries & US.
  9. 2020: Breathing In Art face mask design commission. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. UK.     
  10. 2020: On French radio Gongle on art and sports. With artist James Steventon.
  11. 2020: Keynote lecture and Workshop. Commissioned by Contact Theatre and performingbordersLIVE.
  12. 2020:  With Ashokkumar Mistry. DNR_RND: Artist & Academic Kai Syng Tan’. Disability Arts Online.
  13. 2020: With University Arts London (on neurodiversity and art)
  14. 2020: Digital Dada Salon (on technology, art-making and political communication)
  15. 2020: King’s College London (on neurodiversity)
  16. 2020: Salford University (on being an exceptional talent, for performance researchers and makers)
  17. 2020: Bunker Talks (on being ‘artful’ for a post-pandemic world), and MMU Summer Art School show.
  18. 2019, 2012: Sovereign Art Prize Nomination. the largest and most established art prize in Asia Pacific.
  19. 2019: Archiv Galerie: Southeast Asia Performance Collection. Haus De Kunst, Germany.
  20. 2019: Residencies Open, Art after Dark (09/2019), Singapore.
  21. 2019: Invited Artist to Plymouth College of Art. Keynote + workshop for staff on neurodiversity.   
  22. 2019: The Nomenclature of Colours Exhibition curated by Jo Volley. Slade Research Centre.
  23. 2019: 4th National Conference SOS Dyslexia in San Marino. Invitation by Professor Antonella Gagliano of Messina University, Professor Giacomo Stella, Director of Scientific Committee of the Conference.
  24. 2019: Invited Speaker, Hai Sing Catholic School, Singapore.
  25. 2019: Residencies Open, Art After Dark (01/2019), Singapore Arts Week, Singapore
  26. 2019:Reading University. At the invitation of Professor of Social Pharmacy Kath Ryan. 
  27. 2018-9: King’s Artists: New thinking, New Making. Bush House Arcade, King’s College London. 
  28. 2018: Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre. Exhibition, performance-lecture, discussion panel.
  29. 2018: 5th EUNETHYDIS International European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders Conference. Edinburgh. 
  30. 2018: Performance with Lois Bentley. MA Art and Science seminar, Central Saint Martins.
  31. 2018: Exhibition. Birkbeck Institute Annual conference ‘Distraction’.  
  32. 2018: Arts in Mind Festival. Exhibition at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Workshop with children from Lyndhurst Primary School, KCL. Speed-dating at South London Gallery.
  33. 2018: Third Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference. Thinktank, Birmingham.
  34. 2018: King’s Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community Teacher Development workshop. KCL.
  35. 2017: Art of Things: Singapore Open Media Art Festival. Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul.  
  36. 2017: Monologue/Dialogues exhibition, performance. Curated by Professor Andrew Stahl. London. UK.
  37. 2017: Performance and exhibition. UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) 7th Congress. Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, for 400 world-leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD.
  38. 2017: Exhibition. MRC Festival Preview Event, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry, KCL. Annual Medical Research Council Festival of Medical Research (England, Scotland, Wales, online, Africa).
  39. 2016: Wellcome Trust Library. Conceptual image on ADHD.
  40. 2016:    Fete de Tuiles. Grenoble, France. Commission: participatory art performance. 
  41. 2015:    Exparte. Singapore Tourism Board. Brick Lane Art Gallery. London, UK.   
  42. 2014-6: Finalist: BBC/AHRC New Generations Thinkers (60 from 1000 entries). Artangel Open100. UK.
  43. 2014:    Running and Creativity Workshop. Commissioned by UCL Art Museum. London, UK.
  44. 2014:    RUN! RUN! RUN! Stratford. In AHRC and Arts Council-funded Pop Up Pop Up. London, UK.
  45. 2013:    Move on Asia. ZKM, Center, Germany. Beijing Commune in China; Alternative Space Loop in Korea.
  46. 2012: Documenta 13 EARN conference. Kassel, Germany. Funded by Slade School of Fine Art. 
  47. 2012: Making Space. Slade Research Centre. Keynote speakers: Grayson Perry, Martin Creed. UK.
  48. 2011: Leonardo New Media Exhibition. Curators: Lanfranco Aceti, Christiane Paul. With Teri Reub, Mez.
  49. 2010: Featured Artist. Art Singapore: The Contemporary Asian Art Fair. Performance, exhibition.
  50. 2010: Permanent public video installation. Commissioned by Land Transport Authority. Singapore. 
  51. 2008: 8Qrate. 8Q Singapore Art Museum Contemporary Art Space. Singapore.  
  52. 2007: Curating Lab. Singapore Art Show. Singapore.
  53. 2007: Soft Power. Zendai Museum of Modern Art. Curated by Shen Qibin. Shanghai, China. 
  54. 2007: Asia-Europe Mediations. Poznan National Museum & Kunsthalle Faust, Germany. With Song Dong. 
  55. 2006: Out of The Internet. Multimedia Art Asia Pacific MAAP. State Library of Queensland. Australia.
  56. 2006: Goteborg Open Lab. Curated by Ong Keng Sen. Goteborg, Sweden.
  57. 2005: Contemporary Art from South East Asia. House of World Cultures. Curator: Rikrit Tiravanija. Germany.  
  58. 2005: Digital Paradise: Media Art from Singapore. Daejeon Museum of Art. Korea.
  59. 2005: 3rd Women’s Arts Festival Fantastic Asia. Feminist Artists’ Network. With Yayoi Kusama. Sung Kok Art Museum, Korea. 
  60. 2004: Singapore Season. Performance, exhibition, screening. Institute of Contemporary Arts. UK.
  61. 2004: ‘Live’ performance. Nippon International Performance Art Festival. Die Pratze. Tokyo, Japan.
  62. 2003-4: ‘Live’ performance. With Christophe Charles. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tokyo Designers’ Week. Outlounge and Pola Annex Museum. Tokyo, Japan.
  63. 2003: President’s Young Talents Exhibition. Singapore Art Museum. Singapore.
  64. 2002: Sonic Process: European-Asian collaborative exhibition. Centre Georges Pompidou. France.
  65. 2001: Shot in The Face. Earl Lu Gallery. With Song Dong and Zhang Peili. Singapore.

>150 Film Festivals and platforms As Filmmaker /Film Director

  1. 2021: BBC Culture in Quarantine commission and world premiere on BBC iPlayer.
  2. 2018-9: #MagicCarpet film. Finalist. Arts & Humanities Research Council Film Award. Judges: staff from C4, RSC, Financial Times. South London Gallery, Birkbeck Institute, Bush House, 5th EUNETHYDIS International European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders Conference. Edinburgh. 
  3. 2013: Museum of London commission + collection. London, UK.   
  4. 2007: Showcase of Singapore Film and Video (1967-2007). Asian Film Archive. Candida Arts Trust. UK.
  5. 2006: Resist/Desist at 130 art spaces in 43 countries as part of Femlink (International Collective of 149 women video-artists from 64 countries), incl. Women’s Museum for the International Museum Day (Colombia), VIS A VIS Muestra Internacional de Videoarte; Mauritius – French Institut; (Czech Republic, Prague, Nod Art-Centre. Argentina, Museo de la Mujer, Exhibition “Emotions”; Center for Contemporary Art (Latvia); Essex Art Center (USA); Kaunas Art Festival (Lithuania); XVA Gallery (United Arab Emirates); Museum of Occupations (Estonia); Shams Center (Lebanon); Project Room de Arte Actual (Ecuador); University of Nicosi (Cyprus); Manila Film Institute (Philippines); International FilmFest, Hungarian Multicultural Center (Hungary); Art Institute of Boston (USA); Directors Lounge, the 58th Berlin International Festival (Germany); European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Scotland); European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Poland); Foundation of Contemporary Art (Uruguay). Biennale Européenne d’Art Contemporain (France).
  6. 2004: Japanese Experimental Cinema. New York Film Anthology, MOMA, USA. With Toshio Matsumoto. 
  7. 2002: Parthenon Tama Asian Documentary Festival. Tokyo. 2002: Video Programme. Copenhagen.  
  8. 2002: Yamagata in Tokyo Festival POST-FICTION! Box Higashi Nakano cinema. Tokyo, Japan. 
  9. 2001: Official Selection. Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. ‘New Currents’. Japan.
  10. 2001: Outer Limits: A showcase of International Film and Video Art. Video Lounge. New York, USA.
  11. 2000: Official Selection. Transmediale. Germany.
  12. 2000: Fukuoka Art Museum. Film screening, Japan. 
  13. 1999: Official selection. 42nd San Francisco International Film Festival. Golden Gate Award. USA.
  14. 1997: Official selection. British Short Film Festival. Empire Leicester Square. London, UK.
  15. 1994: Official selection. 8th Panasonic Video Awards with stop-motion animation. Singapore.

3 Interventions in Theatre

  1. 2008: Vagina Monologues. Drama Centre. Singapore. Led to nomination for Straits Times Life! Theatre Award.
  2. 2008: Spotlight Singapore in Moscow. Moscow International Performance Arts Centre Dom Muzyki. Created large-scale installations and performed as a character.
  3. 2001: Woman on A Tree, which opened Singapore Arts Festival. Jubilee Hall. Singapore.  With pioneer Singapore feminist artist Amanda Heng and Korean band Gong Myong.