Star Alumni

Amanda Heng


Recipient, 2010 Cultural Medallion Award 
International Arts Practitioner 
Diploma in Fine Arts, Class of 1988

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to her art practice, Amanda often works in collaboration with people of different cultural backgrounds and from both the arts and non-arts fields.

Her work deals with the juxtaposition of eastern and western values, traditions, and gender roles in the context of a multi-cultural and fast changing Singapore. She has been invited to many residency programmes and has produced performances, collaborative interventions, photography works and installations, and exhibited in major galleries, festivals and artist-run projects in Singapore and the international scene.

Her showcases include the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Australia, the Havana Biennial in Cuba, the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in Japan, Werkleitz Biennale in Germany, the inaugural Singapore Biennale, the Tachikawa International Art Festival in Japan, Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984 – 2012 in Japan, Concept Context Contestation: Collective-Driven Art In Southeast Asia in Thailand, and Performance Art Festivals in Spain, USA and Japan.

Amanda was involved in the founding of two artist initiatives in Singapore, The Artists’ Village in 1988 and Wita (Women In the Arts) in 1999. She received the Cultural Medallion Award in 2010, and was featured in the Singapore Contemporary Artists Series presented by the Singapore Art Museum in a solo exhibition entitled Speak To Me, Walk With Me in 2011.