1 April – 30 September 2015
Amanda Heng (b. 1951, Singapore) is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the clash of eastern and western values, traditions and gender roles in the context of a multi-cultural and fast-changing society of Singapore. In recent works, Heng’s focus has been on the issues of history, memory, communication and human relationships in urban conditions. She often works collaboratively with people of different cultural backgrounds, and from within and outside art circles. As a a Cultural Medallion recipient in 2010, she had also been involved in the founding of two artist initiatives in Singapore, The Artists’ Village in 1988, and WITAS (Women In the Arts Singapore) in 1999. Heng has been part of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1999), the 7th Havana Biennial (200), the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (1999); the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2006), She 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. A book in the same title was also launched at the opening of the exhibition. Heng currently practices full-time and supervises MA students in LASALLE College of the Arts.
Amanda Heng has championed the representation of women within exhibitions in Singapore through examining notions of the female body through her performances, her work with WITAS (Women in the Arts Singapore) and through various artists’ initiatives in the early 1990s.Heng's recent work is focused on the issues of history, memory, communication and human relationships in urban conditions.
Amanda Heng has championed the representation of women within exhibitions in Singapore through examining notions of the female body through her performances, her work with WITAS (Women in the Arts Singapore), and through various artists’ initiatives in the early 1990s. Together with Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of NTU CCA Singapore, they will discuss the current issues and concerns of the place, labour and capital of women within contemporary art.
NTU CCA Singapore Artist-in-Residence and Cultural Medallion recipient Amanda Heng’s (Singapore) recent work is focused on the issues of history, memory, communication and human relationships in urban conditions.
For this special day event at Gillman Barracks, NTU CCA Singapore has put together a line-up of programmes encompassing open studios, film screenings and performances. For full details of Art Day Out, visit www.gillmanbarracks.com.
NTU CCA Singapore, Studios, Block 37 & 38 Malan Road, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Featuring Artists-in-Residence, Yason Banal (The Philippines), Bani Haykal (Singapore), Amanda Heng (Singapore), Alex Murray-Leslie (Australia), Gary Ross Pastrana (The Philippines), Jeremy Sharma (Singapore), Shooshie Sulaiman (Malaysia) and Erika Tan (Singapore).
Artist Resource Platform
The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road, 11.00am – 9.00pm
Highlights include selected documentation from NTU CCA Singapore’s residencies.
Film Screenings in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road
Punggok Rindukan Bulan (This Longing) by Azharr Rudin (Malaysia), 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Return to Burma by Midi Z (Myanmar/Taiwan), 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Erika Tan, Halimah-the-Empire-Exhibition-weaver-who-died-whilst-performing-her-craft
The Lab, Block 43 Malan Road, 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Live “broadcast” debate
Special Project: Faculty of Listening, Bani Haykal – Performance #2
Block 38 Malan Road, #01-07, 5.00 – 7.00pm