Nadya Wang Sin Yee


Nadya Wang Sin Yee

Lecturer, Fashion
  • Master of Arts (Distinction) in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Nadya holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she specialised in History of Dress. Her research thesis was titled Fashioning the Multiracialism: (Ad)dressing the Modern Singapore Woman in Her World in the 1960s.

At LASALLE, Nadya oversees Cultural and Contextual Studies in Fashion in the BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles and BA(Hons) Fashion Media and Industries programmes, where she lectures fashion history and theories, and teaches academic reading and writing. She also runs Creative Industries and Opportunities, which prepares all BA(Hons) Fashion students for work in the fashion industry.

In addition, Nadya is an editor and writer, and is currently a regular contributor to Art Republik, a contemporary art magazine. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and French.

Professional Practice

Selected writings
Art Republik

  • 2014: Artist Assistants and the Future of Art, September
  • 2014: Are Auction Houses Displacing Galleries?, June
  • 2014: An Artist’s Art Fair: Art|Jog|14, June
  • 2014: Art and Fashion: Two of A Kind, March
  • 2014: Exploration of Space: Contemporary Art from Indonesia, March
  • 2014: Modest Masters: Affordable Art Fair Singapore, December

Art Radar Asia

  • 2013: Recording, Resisting and Reframing: Contemporary Middle Eastern Photography at V&A Museum – Curator Interview, April
  • 2012: Singapore Gillman Barracks 2012 Opening: Optimism Abounds, September
  • 2012: Tale of Two Taiwan Cities: 4-Day Contemporary Art Tour, September
  • 2012: Get Indonesian Street Art Smart: Glimpses from ISAD, August
  • 2012: Art Jog ’12: Fresh Contemporary Art Makes for Meaningful Indonesian Fair, July
  • 2012: My Little Pony Grows Up in Singaporean Sookoon Ang Solo, June
Research Interests
  • Dress and the Body
  • Dress and the Everyday
  • Fashion and Modernity
  • Ready-To-Wear Fashion
  • The Fashion Image
  • Art and Fashion
  • Singapore’s Fashion History
  • Emerging Asian Fashion Designers