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Suzann Victor Biography

From her early practice in the late 1980s as an award-winning abstract painter in Singapore to participating in the broader international circuit with major shows including the 6th Havana Biennale, 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery, the 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale and the 49th Venice Biennale where she became Singapore’s first female representative – Suzann Victor’s prolific journey spans across 22 years. Sydney based Victor continues to be a formidable force in the region, having recently participated in the 2013 Singapore Biennale with artwork Rainbow Circle installed in the rotunda of the National Museum of Singapore. Before pursuing her Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Visual Arts on a research scholarship at the University of Western Sydney, she earned a Diploma in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts and was a founder and artistic director of 5th Passage, which sought to provide a community-based platform for art students and emerging artists in Singapore.

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Notable installations and public art works include the swinging chandeliers Contours of a Rich Manoeuvre (2006) installed above the bridge linking the old colonial building and the modern addition at the National Museum of Singapore; Dusted by Rich Manoeuvre (2001) at Schola di Santa Apollonia, Venice; Third World Extra Virgin Dreams (1997) at the 6th Havana Biennale; the light-responsive stainless steel public sculpture Skin to Skin (2005) on display at World Square, Sydney; the seven foot-long Panoramic Matrix on display in the lobby of Meritus Mandarin, Singapore and His Mother is a Theatre (1994) installed at 5th Passage, Pacific Plaza. Her works are part of corporate and public collections including Gallery Hyundai, Seoul; National Museum of Singapore; Singapore Art Museum; Australian High Commission, Singapore and Ernst & Young, Singapore. In addition to this solo exhibition at STPI, the artist also has a number of public commissions as well as an upcoming retrospective at the Singapore Art Museum under her belt.

Suzann Victor Featured Artworks

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Unequal Innocence by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorUnequal Innocence, 2020Acrylic on canvas, acrylic strip and lenses
127.5 x 127.5 x 15 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Brain by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorBrain, 2019crushed stained glass
13.5 x 16.5 x 27 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Sacred Heart by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorSacred Heart, 2019crushed stained glass
16 x 14 x 15 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Gold Wings 2 by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorGold Wings 2, 2018crushed stained glass
55 x 13 x 32 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Trails to the Centre of the Edge by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorTrails to the Centre of the Edge, 2017Spit bite aquatint on Saunders Waterford 356gsm paper
30 x 30 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
Cloud Galactic by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorCloud Galactic, 2017Assembled polycarbonate sheets, coloured paper pulp
178 x 158 x 18 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
MoonCloud 5 by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorMoonCloud 5, 2017Assembled polycarbonate sheets, coloured paper pulp
73 x 38 x 10 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
Cloud of Innocence 3 by Suzann Victor contemporary artwork
Suzann VictorCloud of Innocence 3, 2017Assembled polycarbonate sheets, coloured paper pulp
58 x 66 x 10 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery

Suzann Victor Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Turning the Axis of the World at STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore
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15 August–13 September 2020 Group Exhibition Turning the Axis of the World STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, SingaporeSingapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, GENSET at Gajah Gallery, Singapore
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17 January–8 March 2020 Group Exhibition GENSET Gajah Gallery, SingaporeSingapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Shaping Geographies: Art | Woman | Southeast Asia at Gajah Gallery, Singapore
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23 November–31 December 2019 Group Exhibition Shaping Geographies: Art | Woman | Southeast Asia Gajah Gallery, SingaporeSingapore

Suzann Victor Represented By

Gajah Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Gajah Gallery Singapore, Yogyakarta

Suzann Victor In Ocula Magazine

Singapore Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Singapore Lowdown: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Singapore

Singapore Art Week returns from 11 to 19 January 2020 with a host of island-wide events, at the centre of which is the second edition of S.E.A. Focus (16–19 January 2020) at Gillman Barracks, showcasing the best of contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

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A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 Ocula Report A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 By Diana d'Arenberg, Singapore

This year marked the eighth edition of Art Stage Singapore (26–28 January 2018), founded with the goal of bringing together galleries and art from Southeast Asia under the roof of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair was, in its initial years, seen as Singapore's answer to Art Basel, but with a distinct regional...

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James Page on Yogyakarta Art Lab Ocula Insight James Page on Yogyakarta Art Lab By Elliat Albrecht

Initiated by Singapore-based Gajah Gallery in 2012, Yogyakarta Art Lab (YAL) is a foundry and production house located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. With a small staff expertly trained in a variety of metal production techniques, the lab's purpose is to engage international artists to experiment with new mediums in order to expand their practices....

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Suzann Victor In Related Press

Elephant in the room: How Singapore’s Gajah Gallery embraced regional art Related Press Elephant in the room: How Singapore’s Gajah Gallery embraced regional art 14 November 2016, Channel NewsAsia

More than two decades ago, art dealer Jasdeep Sandhu went on an extensive trip around Southeast Asia. The 50-year-old Singaporean was about to open a new art gallery and was wondering what to call it. 'I was in Thailand and was about to take the train to Yangon. It was a hot afternoon and I was sweating, and right in front of me was an...

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12 Questions for Suzann Victor Related Press 12 Questions for Suzann Victor 3 February 2015, Blouin ArtInfo

Suzann Victor represented Singapore at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and is better known for her large-scale installations, such as her seminal swinging chandeliers at the National Museum of Singapore, and performance art, but for her most recent show, at STPI now through Feb 21, the Sydney-based Singaporean artist turned to paper and printmaking...

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Suzann Victor Explores New Media for Her Latest Show Related Press Suzann Victor Explores New Media for Her Latest Show 25 January 2015, Today Online

While Art Week features a staggering array of arts events — bolstered, perhaps, by the frenzy of SG50-related reflections and celebrations — you won’t want to miss the Singapore Tyler Print Institute’s (STPI) offering, Imprint: New Works by Suzann Victor. As the title suggests, the exhibition features a bevy of new works by...

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Sneak Peek: Art Stage Singapore 2015 Related Press Sneak Peek: Art Stage Singapore 2015 15 January 2015, Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop for Blouin ArtInfo / 8 January 2015

Gilbert & George’s site-specific work on five walls around the VIP area of the fair promises to be one of the key highlights. Two new curated platforms, one on Russian contemporary video art (which remains little known in region) curated by Olga Sviblova, the founder and director of the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, who selected works...

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