Yeoh Wee Hwee
Yeoh Wee Hwee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – 1st Class) Fine Art with Contemporary Writing from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, in 2006. After receiving her Art Bursary (Oversea) in 2007 from Singapore National Arts Council, she continued to pursue her masters degree in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, and graduated in 2009. She is currently a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Wee's practice enquires into the idea of becoming through a work intensive operation on displacement and transgression. Nothing is stable, things are constantly in a state of becoming; in a state of flux where one never cease to slip and transform into another. The qualities and functions of the mass-produced materials used in our everyday lives are examined, exploited and challenged during the process of her exploration in order to transform them into objects, sculptures and installations overlaid with contradictions and ambiguity.
Wee's work received Honourable Mention for Singapore Philip Morris Arts Award in 2005 and NAFA President Award in 2006. Amongst the group shows she participated, there were "Set It Up and Go", APS Artnews Projects + Twinspace in Germany, "CHAIRITY2012" Red Dots Design Museum in Singapore, "Take Me Places" Singapore Art Museum, "These Sacred Things" Esplanade and "South By Southeast : Art from Singapore" Yibo Gallery, Shanghai. She also collaborated with young children and residents to create an installation and large format wall mural during the Passion Arts Festival 2014 and 2015.
Yeoh Wee Hwee