An alternative to the usual exhibition-as-display, 8.8.80 focuses on new print commissions from both notable and emerging artists: each cycle, we feature new print works from a new artist, with each set of works in a limited edition of 80 prints. 8.8.80 is shown both in an online gallery and in a set of pull-out trays located in our Tiong Bahru space.
Prints will be shipped rolled.
Misapprehended Objects (2013)
Gestating, A Pregnant Pause, Arcadian Scenery, & Octopod
Etching, aquatint and mixed media on Tiepolo paper
35 x 25 cm
Shubigi Rao is a visual artist and writer whose interests range from archaeology, neuroscience, 13th century ‘science’, language, libraries, historical acts of cultural genocide, contemporary art theory and natural history. Her work involves complex layered installations comprising handmade books, text, drawings, etchings, pseudo-science machinery and archives, and has been exhibited and collected in Singapore, Indonesia, Iran, Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands and India.
Notable exhibitions include the solo The Retrospectacle of S. Raoul (2013), group shows Still Building (2012), Beyond LKY (2010), Found and Lost (2009), The Tuning Fork of the Mind, commissioned for the second Singapore Biennale (2008), Singapore Art Show at the Singapore Art Museum (2007), Second Dance Song (2006), Appetites for Litter: the 8th emerging artist show at PKW (2006), and New Contemporaries (2005). Her publications include Bastardising Biography (2005) and History’s Malcontents: The Life and Times of S. Raoul (2013), chronicling 10 years of artwork and writing under the pseudonym S. Raoul. Her book-works include pseudo-art history books and limited-edition artist books. She was also a featured author in the Singapore Writer’s Festival 2013.
Her awards include the prestigious Creation Grant (2013), and the Presentation Grant (2013, 2012), both by the National Arts Council Singapore, The Winston Oh Travel Award (2005), the Student Development Award (2006), and twice the Award for Excellence in the Arts for outstanding student of the year (postgraduate – 2008 and undergraduate – 2006).
She lectures part-time in Art Theory at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, where she obtained her MFA (First Class), and BFA (First Class). She also holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Delhi University, India.