DrWang Ruobing

Academics

Dr Wang Ruobing

Lecturer, Fine Arts
ruobing.wang@lasalle.edu.sg
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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art, Oxford University, UK
  • Master of Arts, School of Oriental and African Studies and King’s College London, University of London, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • Diploma of Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Ruobing worked as a curator at the National Gallery Singapore prior to LASALLE. Her research concentrates on the identity, hybridity and transcultural discourses, with a special focus on the contemporary art in China and Southeast Asia.

Her writings have appeared in publications such as Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Nanyang Art and exhibition catalogues. Ruobing often uses everyday objects in her art practices, challenging ways of seeing and commenting on the process of knowledge acquisition.

She has exhibited widely, including solo shows such as Over the Horizon, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore (2016) The Earthly World, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford (2010); Eat Me, The Dolphin Gallery, Oxford (2009); Seeded I, The Substation Gallery, Singapore (1999), and international group shows #TransActing: A Market of Values, Chelsea College of Arts, London (2015), EVA International, Limerick, Ireland (2010); Green for Something, Mora Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (2010); Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2009); Box Ladder, Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom (2008); and Left Right, The Art Museum of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (2007) etc.

Professional Practice/research Output

Solo Exhibition

  • 2009: The Earthly World, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and The Dolphin Gallery, UK
  • 2010: “凹凸”, The Project Space, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, UK
  • 2010: Passing by, June 03 2009, 15 53 36hrs, The Dolphin Gallery, UK
  • 2009: Eat Me, The Dolphin Gallery, Oxford, UK
  • 1999: Seeded I, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

Group Exhibition

  • 2015: #TransActing: A Market of Values, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
  • 2015: Walking through Haw Par Villa, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
  • 2015: Group Photography Exhibition: Now, iPreciation Gallery, Singapore
  • 2015: These Sacred Things, Jendela Visual Art Space, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
  • 2015: Vernacular, Gallery 1 and 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
  • 2014: To Beat the Butterfly’s Wings, 222 Artspace, Singapore
  • 2014: Follies for è birds, National Museum Singapore, Singapore
  • 2013: Going Where, Shanghart Gallery, Singapore
  • 2011: Animal Talk, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
  • 2010: EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art), Limerick, Ireland
  • 2010: Shelf, London, UK
  • 2010: Green for Something, Mora Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2009: Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2008: Box Ladder, Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2007: Left Right, The Art Museum of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Curation

  • 2013: Made-in-Singapore: Three Quarters of a Century, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
  • 2011: Animal Talk, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Publication

  • 2014: ‘第四届新加坡双年展:倘若世界改变 – 在地的优势力量’ (Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed – The Local Strength) in 《南洋艺术》Nanyang Arts (41) January 2014
  • 2013: ‘追寻地域文化:1952 年和2001 年两次巴厘岛的艺术之旅’ (The Quest for a Regional Culture: the Artistic Adventure of the Two Bali Trips in 1952 and 2001), in 艺术《典藏国际版文选》, 第十二卷,中文版, 第四期, 2013年12月, (Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Chinese-language edition, December 2013), p.68–79
  • 2013: ‘多元与跨界的本地色彩’ (Dynamic and Cross-cultural Local Colour), in 《南洋艺术》Nanyang Arts (40) October 2013, p. 42–47
  • 2013: The Quest for a Regional Culture: the Artistic Adventure of the Two Bali Trips in 1952 and 2001, in Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, September/October 2013, p.77–87
  • 2013: Refreshing Local Colour: Notes on Made-in-Singapore, Exhibition Catalogue, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2011: Animal Talk, Exhibition Catalogue, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Conference/Seminar Paper

  • 2013: The Quest for a Regional Culture: the Artistic Adventure of the Two Bali Trips in 1952 and 2001
  • 2013: Global goes Local Conference and Global goes Local: Visualizing Regional Cultures in the Arts of Greater China, International Conference, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (June)
  • 2013: The Quest for a Regional Culture: the Artistic Adventure of the Two Bali Trips in 1952 and 2001, IACSS Conference: Main theme: Beyond the Culture Industry, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society, Asia Research Institute, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University Singapore
  • 2010: Xu Bing’s Cross-Cultural Fertilization: from Art to Ecology, from Ziran (自然, Nature) to Environmentalism, British Association for Chinese Studies Annual Conference, University of Bristol (September)
  • 2010: Art of Chinese since 1979, China Salon, China Centre of Oxford University, University of Oxford (September)
  • 2010: Xu Bing’s Cross-Cultural Fertilization: from Art to Ecology, from Ziran (自然, Nature) to Environmentalism, 2nd Conference Challenges for East Asia: The Past, Present & Future, University of Bristol (July)
  • 2010: Infatuation with Violence – The Animals in the Works of Chinese Artists at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century, China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference, University of Oxford (April)