DrIan Woo

Academics

Dr Ian Woo

Programme Leader (MA Fine Arts)
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  • Doctor in Fine Arts, RMIT University Australia
  • MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, UK
  • BA(Hons) Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK

Dr Ian Woo is an artist and musician influenced by forms of modernism, perceptual abstraction and the sound structures of music improvisation. His paintings and drawings are characterised by a sense of gravitational and representational change.

As an educator, Ian leads the MA Fine Arts programme which focuses on developing artistic practice as research. He has successfully developed the curriculum for studio practice research through validations by Open University and Goldsmiths University. He has supervised major artists who have representations in the Venice Biennale and Singapore Biennale. He has been instrumental in shaping the artistic profile and history of Singapore art since the turn of the millennium.

Ian has exhibited extensively around the world and his works are in the collection of major institutions such as ABN AMRO, Singapore Art Museum, The Istana Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, UBS, and the Mint Museum of Craft & Design, USA. His paintings were featured in the publication Art of the New Cities: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, a publication by Phaidon Press, 2013. Since 2016, together with Beth Harland, David Thomas and Laura Lisbon, Ian has been part of the experimental painting collaborative project Impermanent Durations – On Painting and Time.

As a musician, Ian has composed and played free improvisation music on the bass guitar with Stigmata, Path Integral, ID, Cuba and Angie Seah’s A Thousand Horses. He has performed at Singapore’s C.H.O.P.P.A Experimental Music Festival from 2008–2017.
 

Publications

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

  • A Different Way of Painting: A Different Way of Thinking about Painting? by Tony Godfrey, Langgeng Art Foundation; Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017).
  • In The Garden, by Silke Schmickl, Objectifs; Singapore (2017).
  • Super NaturalA Survey of Recent Singapore Contemporary Art by Michelle Ho, Gajah Gallery; Singapore (2017).
  • Impermanent Durations, by Guo-Liang Tan, DyfanDesign (2017).
  • PAINTING from ACT and FACT, by David Thomas, Tomio Koyama Gallery; Singapore (2015).
  • The Task of Painting by Beth Harland, Tomio Koyama Gallery; Singapore (2014).
  • An Essay on Draw-Ing by Louis Ho, Yeo Workshop; Singapore (2014).
  • Painting in Singapore by Tony Godfrey, Equator Art Projects; Singapore (2013).
  • How I Forgot to be Happy by Adele Tan, interview by Ahmad Mashadi; Tomio Koyama Gallery; Singapore (2013).
  • Island Vernacular by Christopher Cook, Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth Press (2012).
  • Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia by Charles Merewether, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Singapore (2012).
  • Ian Woo: A Review, 1995–2011 by Charles Merewether, interview by Guo-Liang Tan, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Singapore (2012).
  • Flux Technicolour, by Howard Rutkowski, interview by Mary Dinaburg, Fortune Cookie Projects (2009). 
  • From Left To Right, Right To East by Steve Swindells; University of Huddersfield; London, UK (2009).
  • The Thing It Saw by Lawrence Chin and Lim Kok Boon, interview by Lawrence Chin, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2008). 
  • Everything That Went Before This, interview by Beth Harland, The Substation Gallery; Singapore (2006). 
  • The Error Hope Drawings by Kelvin Tan, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2003).
  • Cluster, by Gunalan Nadarajan, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2001).
  • Mental Images: Paintings and Drawings by Gunalan Nadarajan and Rhett D’Costa, interview by Huangfu Binghui, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2000).
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    Selected Bibliography

    • How Abstraction Can Improve Your Life by Sherman Sam, Art in Sight, Ocula (2018).
    • Considering ‘Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time’ by David Thomas, Journal of Contemporary Painting, vol 4, no. 1. (2017). 
    • Letter from Singapore by Hearne Pardee, Brooklyn Rail (April 2015).
    • Reviews – Ian Woo by Sherman Sam, Art Forum, Summer 2015 (2015).
    • Painting in Singapore by Kevin Chua, Journal of Contemporary Painting, vol 1, no. 1, (2015).
    • Thinking of Landscape: An Expedition by Beverly Yong, in Thinking of Landscape: Paintings from the Yeap Lam Yang Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Singapore (2014).
    • Sensorial Immersion in Landscape by Charles Merewether, in Thinking of Landscape: Paintings from the Yeap Lam Yang Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Singapore (2014).
    • Singapore by Eugene Tan, in Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, Phaidon (2013). 
    • Closer to the Surface: Questions about the Function of Painting and that which Implodes (A Conversation between Ian Woo and Ian Woo) by Ian Woo, in GLOSSARY Volume 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2011).
    • Loose Ends by Guo-Liang Tan, in Aversion, Osage Publications (2009).
    • Ian Woo, by Gunalan Nadarajan, in Contemporary Art in Singapore, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (2007).
    • Approximating Vision: The Paintings of Ian Woo by Gunalan Nadarajan, in Zhong Biao, Ian Woo, ARCO Madrid / Soobin Art International (2006).
    • Flux Technicolour, catalogue introduction by Howard Rutkowski, interview by Mary Dinaberg, Changart, Watergate Gallery (2009).
    • Flux Technicolour, catalogue introduction by Howard Rutkowski, interview by Mary Dinaberg, Fortune Cookies Project (2009).
    • Flux Technicolour, Art Review Boons Café, online entry by Lim Kok Boon, (21 June 2009).
    • Found and Lost, Art Review Boons Café, online entry by Lim Kok Boon (18 June 2009).
    • An Artist in a State of Flux by Deepika Shetty, The Straits Times; Singapore (6 June 2009).
    • Flux Technicolour by KK Goh, Lianhe Zaobao; Singapore (13 June 2009).
    • Featured as the second of 10 leading Singaporean artists, Monocle Issue No. 26 (2009).
    • Aversions selected edited by Guo-Liang Tan, Osage Publications (2009).
    • Space for Perspective, Changart, Watergate Gallery; Beijing, Seoul (2009).
    • From Left to Right, Right to East by Steve Swindells, University of Huddersfield; London, UK (2009).
    • The Thing It Saw, catalogue with text by Lawrence Chin and Lim Kok Boon.
    • The Thing It Saw, Art Review Boons Café, online entry by Lime Kok Boon (24 February 2008).
    • Travelogue 1999-2007, catalogue design and concept (August 2007).
    • Contemporary Art in Singapore by Gunalan Nadarajan, Russell Storer and Eugene Tan, Institute of Contemporary Art and LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore.
    • Ian Woo at The Substation Gallery – ah ana Jas for Asian Art News, vol. 16, no. 6. (November 2006).
    • An Interview with Ian by Beth Harland, catalogue for Everything that Went Before This, The Substation Gallery; Singapore (2006).
    • ARCO Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo; Madrid (2006).
    • Approximating Vision: The Paintings of Ian Woo by Gunalan Nadarajan in Ian Woo/Zhong Biao Catalogue for ARCO Madrid 2006, Soobin Art International (2006).
    • From Small To Large by Ian Woo, Asian Art News, vol. 15, no. 4 (July–August 2005).
    • A World of Tapestry, by Ian Findlay, Asian Art News, vol. 15, no. 4 (July–August 2005).
    • The Afterimage of Innocence, text for Azlina Adams’ solo exhibition Happy together, Soobin Art International (2005).
    • Die Anthologie der Künst, website and ongoing exhibition by Jochen Gerz, Braunschweig School of Art.
    • Interview, Seven Seas (March 2005).
    • Interview with Milenko Prvacki, Trophy Paintings, Taksu (2004).
    • Text and foreword by Ian Woo for The Idiots Gaze Again exhibition of alumni Fine Art students works, Alliance Franciase (2003).
    • Fable of the Pelican, works by Sia Joo Hiang and Willy Tay, essay by Ian Woo, Vehicle (January 2003).
    • Art in Transit, North East Line Singapore by Tan Su Yen, Land Transport Authority (2003).
    • Art on the Move by Tee Hun Ching, The Straits Times (24 June 2003).
    • Life of the Mind by Susie Wong, Design and Architecture (Asia) Issue 013 (2003).
    • Reconstructions in Nature Landing Space: Urban Land Art in Singapore by Ian Woo, Design and Architecture (Asia) Issue 012 (2003).
    • The Drawings of Tang Ling Nah by Ian Woo, catalogue essay for Tang Ling Nah’s solo exhibition Activated C (2002).
    • Me, Myself and Mine by Cheah Ui-Hoon, Business Times; Singapore (August 2002).
    • Vincent Leow and Ian Woo/Distinctions, Asia Art Pacific, Issue 34 (April 2002).
    • Review of Cluster, Lianhe Zaobao; Singapore (August 2001).
    • Asian Art Sense, SilverKris (October 2001).
    • Spokesman for Life, East (February 2001).
    • His Work Sounds like Abstract Art, The Straits Times; Singapore (November 2000).
    • It Pays to Keep It Under Wraps, The Straits Times; Singapore (November 2000).
    • An Eye on Social Concepts, Sunday Star (November 2000).
    • Try Getting Artists to Click, report on the Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards 2000 (2009).
    • Philip Morris Art Awards, Lianhe Zaobao; Singapore (September 2000).
    • Right at Home with New Ideas, The Straits Times; Singapore (September 2000).
    • Art takes Five, Project Eyeball, Singapore (September 2000).
    • Shapes that Will Woo You, The Straits Times; Singapore (March 2000).
    • Mental Images, Lianhe Zaobao; Singapore (March 2000).
    • Candy? No, Its Frozen Images, The Straits Times; Singapore (August 1999).
    Awards
    • Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2010).
    • Recipient of the National Arts Council Local Bursary Award (2003).
    • Juror’s Choice, Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards (2000).
    • Juror’s Choice, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards (2000).
    • Juror’s Choice, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards (1999).
    • Category Winner of the Abstract Medium, The 18th UOB Painting of the Year Art Competition (1999).
    • Recipient of the JCCI Singapore Art Award 1999 presented by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1999).
    Research and Practice

    Solo Exhibitions

    • Emotional Things, The Esplanade Tunnel, Singapore (2008).
    • Falling Off Plastic Chairs, Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore (2015).
    • The Difference Between Your Mountain and My Couch, Tomio Koyama Gallery, 8/Art Gallery; Tokyo, Japan (2014).
    • Ian Woo: How I Forgot to be Happy, Tomio Koyama Gallery; Singapore (2013).
    • Ian Woo: A Review, 1995–2011, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Singapore (2011).
    • Flux Technicolour, Changart, Watergate Gallery; Seoul, Korea (2009).
    • Flux Technicolour, Fortune Cookie Projects, Singapore (2009).
    • The Thing It Saw, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore (2008).
    • Everything that Went Before This; The Substation Gallery, Singapore (2006).
    • The Error Hope Drawings, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore (2003).
    • Cluster; Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore (2001).
  • Mental Images – Paintings and Drawings, LASALLE Gallery, Singapore (2001).
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    Group Exhibitions (select)

    • Reformation; NTU ADM, Singapore (2019).
    • Image and Sound of Fragrance, UltraSuperNew; Singapore  (2019).
    • Sound and Vision, FOST Gallery, Singapore (2018).
    • Forms Please, 1335 Mabini Galleryl; Manila, Philippines (2018).
    • Still Like A Hummingbird; iCAN Gallery; Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018).
    • A Different Way of Painting: A Different Way of Thinking about Painting?, Langgeng Art Foundation; Yogyakarta, Indonesia  (2017).
    • Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University; Lancaster, UK (2017).
    • Utopia, Samstag Museum; Adelaide, Australia (2017).
    • In the Garden, Objectifs; Singapore (2017).
    • Super Natural, Gajah Gallery; Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017).
    • Dreams and Stories: The Dream Catchers, Children’s Biennale, National Gallery Singapore; Singapore (2017).
    • Walking Dreaming Painting, Osage,;Hong Kong (2016).
    • Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time;, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora; Australia (2016).
    • Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Singapore (2016).
    • Sun Ship, An Exhibition in Support of Arts, Letters and Numbers, Wilmer Jennings Gallery; New York, USA (2016).
    • The Great Lubricator, Societe Generale Banking Gallery; Singapore (2016).
    • Siapa Nama Kamu, National Gallery Singapore; Singapore (2015).
    • Drawing from Our Past, Framing Our Future, UOB Art Collection, Galleries 1 and 2, Lim Hak Tai Gallery; Singapore (2015).
    • After Utopia, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2015).
    • A Drawing Show, Yeo Workshop; Singapore (2014).
    • Erasure – From Conceptualism to Abstraction, Osage; Hong Kong (2014).
    • Medium at Large, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2014).
    • Thinking of Landscape, Paintings from the Yeap Lam Yang Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Singapore (2014).
    • Do You Believe in Angels?,  Mo Space; Philippines (2014).
    • Made in Singapore, Three Quarters of a Century, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore (2013).
    • Painting in Singapore, Equator Art Projects; Singapore (2013).
    • Theory and Practice of the Small Painting, Equator Art Projects, Singapore (2013).
    • Side-glance; Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Singapore (2013).
    • Collection, Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore; Singapore (2019).
    • Island Vernacular, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University; UK (2013).
    • Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia, Equator Art Projects; Singapore (2013).
    • Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia, Institute of Contemporary Arts
    • Singapore; Singapore (2013).
    • Panorama: Recent Art From Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2013).
    • Art Stage Singapore - Singapore Platform: Remaking Art in the Everyday, Marina Bay Sands; Singapore (2011).
    • Campaign City Evil Empire NAFA-LASALLE Show, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Gallery 2; Singapore (2010). 
    • A Polychord Struck between the Heavenlies and Your Existence, sculpture installation, Mosaic Music Festival, The Esplanade; Singapore (2010).
    • Found and Lost; Osage Gallery, Singapore (2009).
    • Space for Perspective, Changart; Beijing, China (2009). 
    • From Left to Right and Right to East; T1 Project Space, University of Huddersfield and the Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK (2009).
    • Showcase Singapore, City Hall; Singapore (2008).
    • Always Here But Not Always Present – Art in a Senseless World, site-specific installation, Singapore Management University Concourse Wall; Singapore (2008).
    • The Extraordinary Tales of Skylarking, Jendela, The Esplanade; Singapore (2007).
    • Wrestling, TAKSU; Singapore (2007).
    • Black is Not the Darkest Colour, La Liberia; Singapore (2007).
    • Obscurity, The Project Space, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2006).
    • Jogya Quake Aid, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2006).
    • Prêt a porter, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2006).
    • ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I; Madrid, Spain (2006).
    • The Art of Collaboration: Masterpieces of Modern Tapestry from the Tapestry     Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute; Singapore (2005).
    • Access, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2005).
    • Fundraising Show, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2004).
    • Art Spaces, ART SPACE Level 1; Auckland, New Zealand  (2004).
    • Asia International Fine Arts Exhibition; Daegu, Korea (2004).
    • The LASALLE School 20 Years of Fine Arts, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2004).
    • Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2004).
    • Made in Singapore, Artseasons; Singapore (2004).
    • Pigments and Metaphors, iPreciation Gallery; Singapore (2004).
    • Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2003).
    • Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery; Singapore (2003).
    • The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Suntec City Convention Halls; Singapore (2002).
    • 5 x 5, Artmotion Gallery; Singapore (2002).
    • Portraits Reassessed, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (2002).
    • Heart Soul and Mind, Wetterling Teo Gallery; Singapore (2001).
    • Drawing Matters, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2001).
    • ASEAN Art Today, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (2001).
    • Plastic, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2001).
    • Power of two; Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (2001).
    • President’s Young Talents, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2001).
    • Renewal of Painting, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2000).
    • Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2000).
    • Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards, MITA Building; Singapore (2000).
    • Kachang Puteh, Telok Kurau Gallery; Singapore (2000).
    • Between, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (2000).
    • Ambulations, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, National Art Gallery; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1999).
    • Hexagon, Drawing and Drawing; Telok Kurau Art Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards, Cardwell House; Singapore (1999).
    • The 18th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, UOB Plaza; Singapore (1999).
    • Praxis, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • Topographies, LASALLE Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • Carte Blanche, Galerie Societe Generale, Alliance Francaise Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • Painting Now, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • New Generation, Art Forum; Singapore (1999).
    • Semiosis, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (1999).
    • President’s Charity Art Exhibition, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore
    • Look, Earl Lu Gallery; Singapore (1997)
    • The Ida Branson Bequest Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery; Somerset, UK (1996).
    • Language and Location 3, Byam Shaw School of Art Gallery; London, UK (1995).
    • Language and Location 2, Delfina Studios; London, England (1995).
    • Language and Location, Winchester School of Art; Winchester, UK (1995).
    • Tallers Oberts’ (Open Studios), Palo Alto Studios; Barcelona, Spain (1995).
    • Untitled Group Exhibition, Gravina Centro de Arte Studios; Huelva, Spain (1995).
    • KIAD Degree Show, Kent Institute of Art and Design; Canterbury, UK (1994).
    • Where Does It Hurt?,  Felsted Gallery; Essex, UK 1992).
    • The Space, Hong Bee Warehouse; Singapore (1992).
    • Art and Material, The National Museum; Singapore (1992).
    • Image and Text, 5th Passage; Singapore (1992).

     

    Curated Exhibitions

    • Meme, Master of Art Fine Arts Exhibition, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2009).
    • Never Vacant; No Wonder Fringe Exhibition; Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2007).
    • MA Works in Progress, Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2007).    
    • Travelogue Practice 2007, Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2007).
    • Discreet Images, The Project Space, LASALLE–SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2006).
    • Choco the Lion Does Not Live in The Night Safari, The 28th Diploma Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Fine Art Block 2, LASALLE–SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2004).
    • Exercises, Earl Lu Gallery 2, LASALLE–SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2003).
    • Portraits Reassessed, Earl Lu Galleryl; Singapore (2002).
    • activated C’, Tang Ling Nah’s solo exhibition, Galerie Societe Generale, Alliance Francaise Gallery; Singapore (2002).
    • Tourist-Souvenir Drawings, Earl Lu Gallery 2, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2002).    
    • Artillery, The 26th Diploma Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Fine Art Block 2, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2002).
    • Travelogue, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2002).
    • Cluster, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore (2002).
    • Verisimilitude, the 25th Diploma Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, LASALLE Gallery, LASALLE–SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2001).
    • Travelogue 2001, LASALLE Gallery, LASALLE–SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2001).
    • No Dead Space, No Wasted Motion, the 24th Diploma of Fine Art Exhibition, LASALLE Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (2000).
    • Painting Now, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts; Singapore (1997).

     

    Public Art Projects

    • Facebook Marina One Office; Singapore (2018).
    • Emotional Things, Esplanade Tunnel; Singapore (2018).
    • Suzhou Center; Suzhou, China (2017).
    • Sculpture installation, A Polychord Struck Between the Heavenlies and your Existence, Mosaic Music Festival, The Esplanade; Singapore (2010).
    • Forest Noise, Victorian Tapestry Workshop; Melbourne, Australia (2004–2005).
    • Chocolate Bar Bench, Seat Art project organised by MacDonald’s, Plastique Kinetic Worms and STPB (2005).
    • Art enrichment outreach programme auction; The Four Seasons Hotel (2004).
    • Art in transit project, Land Transport Authority, Harbourfront North East Line Train Station; Singapore (1998–2003).

     

    Judging Panel

    • Judge for the Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards (2003).

     

    Guest of Honour

    • Grids and Intarsia, The Paintings of Om Mee Ai, SG Banking Gallery; Singapore (2004).
    • Knack, Untitled Gallery (2004).

     

    Presentations

    • Flag Art Festival; Seoul, South Korea (2002).
    • Flag Project, Gwangju Biennale; Gwangju, Korea 
    • FLAG, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore
    • Auction, Plastique Kinetic Worms; Singapore
    • Asian Art Biennale, Shilpakala Academy; Bangladesh (2002).
    • Painted, Valentine Willie Fine Art; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

     

    Workshops, Seminars and Lectures

    • Fabrication is Forthcoming: Less is Less and More is More, National Gallery Singapore; Singapore (2019).
    • Why Make Art?, Yale-NUS College; Singapore (2019).
    • Visiting professor, Musashino University; Tokyo, Japan (2018).
    • Visiting professor, Transcultural Collaboration, Zurich University of the Arts; Zurich, Switzerland (2018).
    • Remediation – Streaming the Mental, LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (2018).
    • A Different Way of Painting: A Different Way of Thinking about Painting, Langgeng Art Foundation; Jogjakarta, Indonesia (2017).
    • Panel discussion, Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University; Lancaster, UK (2017). 
    • Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time, seminar at ICA Singapore and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre; Singapore (2016).
    • Reframing Modernism, National Gallery Singapore; Singapore (2016).
    • Abstract Speaking, Centre of Contemporary Art Singapore; Singapore (2016).
    • Visiting professor, Musashino University; Tokyo, Japan (2015).
    • Visiting professor, RMIT University (2015).
    • How to Create an Artist Studio, Yeo Workshop; Singapore (2015).
    • How to Appreciate Contemporary Painting, Yeo Workshop; Singapore (2015).
    • Speaker, Port of Call, Tropical Lab Seminar; Singapore (2014).
    • Drawing in Contemporary Singapore, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2014).
    • Panel discussion, On Abstraction, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2013).
    • Panel discussion, Conversation and Talk on the Influence and Impact of Contemporary Painting in Singapore, Singapore Art Museum; Singapore (2012).
    • CFA Speaker Series: Who is Afraid of Contemporary Art?, National University of Singapore, University Cultural Centre, Singapore (2012).
    • Visiting professor, University of Kassel,; Kassel, Germany (2007).
    • Journey of Faith fresco workshop organised by Asian Civilisations Museum in conjunction with the exhibition (2005).    
    • Real Presence Art Workshop organised by Student Cultural Centre and LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, School of Fine Art; Belgrade, Serbia (2002).
    • Tapestry workshop with Salleh Japar and Chng Chin Kang organised by the National Arts Council, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and the Victorian College of the Arts (2000).
    • Mapping of the Landscape project in Braidwood, Australia organised by LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts with resident artist Helen Geier (1998).

     

    Research

    • DFA Research title – Momentary Word Paintings: Analyses of momentary structures as a continuous presence between contemporary music, words and painting (2006).
    Current Research and Practice
    • Painting and abstraction in relation to time and phenomenology of the incidental.
    Research Interests
    • Modern painting.
    • Perceptual painting.
    • Abstraction.
    • Contemporary music.
    • Phenomenology.
    • Matter and memory.