A Date with SAM:
Chu Hao Pei
Join artist Chu Hao Pei and SAM’s Assistant Curator, Joella Kiu as they discuss the interrelations between culture and the environment, and how they have been translated conceptually into Chu’s long-term project, Seeding Sovereignty, which examines rice production and consumption in Singapore as a non-agrarian society. This work is part of SAM’s latest multi-venue exhibition, Lonely Vectors.
A Date with SAM is a programme held in conjunction with Lonely Vectors. The artwork, Seeding Sovereignty will be showing at Bedok and Ang Mo Kio Public Libraries as well as Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries.
The exhibition dates are as follows:
- Bedok Public Library: 1–31 Mar 2022
- Ang Mo Kio Public Library: 2 Apr – 6 Jun 2022
- Jurong Regional Library: 8 Jun – 24 Jul 2022
- Tampines Regional Library – 27 Jul 2022 – 11 Sept 2022
Admission is free
About the speakers
Chu Hao Pei
Chu Hao Pei is a visual artist who works primarily with installation and lens-based media. Inspired by his long-standing interest in the interrelations between culture and the environment, Hao Pei’s practice explores the shifting physical, sociological and emotional connections with our natural and urban landscapes. His works shed light on the overlooked and accidental by interweaving the processes of engagement, documentation and research to examine the complexities of environmental and cultural loss (or resurgence) shaped by political, economic and social factors.
Hao Pei’s works have since exhibited at Sa Sa Art Projects (Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2019 & 2016), The Substation Gallery (Singapore, 2016) and International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEAS) Hong Kong (2016). In 2019, he was selected for the inaugural National Arts Council Singapore-Cemeti Institute for Art and Society Residency.
Joella Kiu is Assistant Curator and Research Assistant (Director’s Office) at the Singapore Art Museum. Her previous curatorial projects include to gather: The Architecture of Relationships, Singapore Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia and The Deepest Blue at the 2018 DISINI Festival. She holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in History of Art from the University of York.
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