Repel Revel: Queer Show 2019 — Artist Talk
Grey Projects is proud to present
Artist Talk w/ Denise Yap, Divaagar & Yen Phang
Date: 7 Sep 2019, Sat
Venue: Grey Projects (6B Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169246)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DENISE YAP (b. 1998, Singapore) is a re-packager, an inbetween of pre-writer and post-reader; Yap draws from different sources of information to build a world that is plausible. Her artworks explore potentiality of sincere investments such as alternative kinships and entanglements (and all the embarrassments!) of the human condition. Yap’s recent group exhibitions include A Very Objective Video, Telok Ayer Arts Club in 2019 and Frame +, exhibitionframeplus.com in 2018.
DIVAAGAR (b. 1992) is a visual artist whose practice explores the relationships between desires and spaces through installation, space-making and performance. He works at the intersections of bodies, identities and environments, proposing alternative economies and ecologies through engaging with localities, methods of display and re-routing gazes.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2018 and has exhibited both locally and internationally since 2010. He has had two solo presentations thus far; Between a rock and a hard place, as part of a Summer residency in Untitled Space (Shanghai) and The Soul Lounge, soft/WALL/studs (Singapore). Other notable exhibitions include Not the norm: On conjugal blisses and misses, Goodman Arts Centre (Singapore), The Lands Of, The Reef (Los Angeles), and Space Oddities, The Substation (Singapore).
YEN PHANG (b. 1979, Singapore) inhabits space where the biological rubs against the controlled. His current preoccupations revolve around exploring concepts of dirt and the regulation of bodily processes and interactions, played out through the rubric of painting and performance.
Yen is a recipient of the Winston Oh Grant (2016), Winston Oh Travel Research Award (2016), and was awarded the Cliftons Art Prize (2015) and the UNSW Julius Stone Prize (2006). His work has been collected by the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, Cliftons Venues, One Farrer Hotel & Spa, as well as British Airways for their Terminal 1 Lounge at Changi Airport, Singapore. He has also initiated projects such as Displacements: 13 Wilkie Terrace (2013), Interstitium (2015), and Repurposing Nostalgia (2016) under the Displacements banner.