Amanda Heng (Singapore)

Born in 1951, lives and works in Singapore. A full-time practicing artist and cultural worker, Amanda Heng takes an inter-disciplinary approach to her art practice. Her work deals with the clashing of Eastern and Western values, traditions and gender roles in the context of the multi-cultural and fast changing society of Singapore. Her recent work focuses on collaboration with people in all fields [art and non-art], particularly people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. She believes it is the best way to gain a better understanding of the differences and complexities of multi-faceted relationships and interactions in the world. Amanda has been actively involved in making art, participating in exchange programs and exhibitions since the 1980s. She has produced performances, collaborative interventions and installations throughout Asia including major, galleries, festivals and artist-run projects in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia. She has also exhibited work in Germany, America, United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Cuba and Spain. As an important contemporary artists in Singapore and South East Asia, Amanda is also hugely influential in the setting up, curating and producing of numerous art projects, exhibitions and events including: 'Women And Their Arts' [1991]; 'The Space' [1992]; 'Part of The Whole' [1994]; 'Memories and Senses' [1994]; 'Artists Project' [1994]; 'Women About Women '1998; 'The Friday Event' [2000]; and ‘Exchange 05 (2005). Amanda also taught performance art and inter-disciplinary practices in Universities and is currently supervising students in MA program in LaSalle College of the Art in Singapore.

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Live Action Göteborg 09, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009

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Live Action + 2009, Vara, Västra Götaland, Sweden, 2009 (Photo: Peter Lind)