Adeline Kueh


Adeline Kueh

Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts
  • MA Literature & Communications, Murdoch University, Australia
  • BA Critical Studies in Fine & Performing Arts, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Adeline makes installations and socially embodied works that reconsider the relationship we have with things and rituals around us. Using drawing as a conceptual tool, Adeline looks to cartographies, craft and oral traditions to map out historical trajectories across time and space through her use of found objects and new productions.

As a co-founder of the Critical Craft Collective (Singapore) and the pan-Borneo Serumpun Collective, the centrality of craft in contemporary practice as well as the politics of care are the core foci in her research practice. 

Presently a Senior Lecturer with the MA Fine Arts programme at LASALLE College of the Arts, Adeline has exhibited internationally. She was involved in the World Architecture Festival (2016–2017), Hermes Singapore (2016), Venice Biennale (2019) and the Singapore Tyler Print Institute’s Visiting Artists Programme (VAP) Residency (2021). In 2023, she was involved in NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023: Eat. Secure. Sustain, and Asia NOW Paris. In January 2024, Adeline was involved in the Gangwon Cultural Heritage Exchange Exhibition The Fabulous Stories to Save the Green Planet, which was part of the 2024 Cultural Olympics Exhibition Program and staged at Gyeongpo Beach, South Korea. 

Since 2001, Adeline has been the driving force for advocating interdisciplinary rigour in contemporary research practice in both postgraduate and undergraduate studies in the McNally School of Fine Arts at the College. She was instrumental in developing curricula that were sensitive to art history, theory and studio practice for the validation processes for Open University and Goldsmiths, University of London.

She has held many portfolios including being the Programme Leader/Director of Studies for Art Theory and Art History (2000–2004) and Programme Coordinator for MA Art History (2006–2008). She has supervised a significant number of postgraduate dissertations and research practice of luminaries in the contemporary Singapore arts, design and media scenes including Cultural Medallion, President’s Young Talent Award and President’s Design Award winners. Adeline has co-curated graduation showcases for the MA Fine Arts programme and has spearheaded Open Studios, industry and outreach projects with the alumni community of the College in Singapore and beyond.

Adeline is an Ewha Global Fellow with Ewha Womans University, South Korea from 2024 to 2026.