Lecturer, Design Communication
  • MA School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

Hera is a multidisciplinary researcher and practitioner in the expanded field of art and design. She graduated from MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and MA (Research) in the School of Art, Design and Media, Spaces of the Curatorial, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she received the NTU-NHB grant from the National Heritage Board Singapore for her research on the history of art exhibitions in Singapore.

Aside from academia, her professional practice ranges from curating, designing and project management. She leads interdisciplinary teams of professionals from diverse fields such as design, art, architecture and science to create memorable exhibitions and online experiences.

Professional practice/ Research output

Curated exhibitions

  • Metonyms: Tracing Collective Memories, Telok Kurau Studios Art Gallery (2022).
  • Infectious Collaborations: an entangled enquiry into forests and the pandemic, Jurong Lake Gardens (2022)
  • Peripheral Spaces, NIE Art Gallery (2022).
  • Mountain pass: negotiating ambivalence, Mizuma Gallery (2019).

Managed exhibition

  • USSG55 Virtual Photography Exhibition, commissioned by the US Embassy in Singapore (2021).
  • Inaugurating the White Passage: Art '76, in TRaNS: Trans-regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia (2021).
  • Gaze and Experience in Junghuhn's Java Album, in Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia (2021).
Research interests

Spaces of exhibition, decentring design history, race and gender in visual representations