Joo Choon Lin

b. 1984, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Underlying Joo’s practice is her philosophical interest in the nature of reality which might be summarised in terms of the philosophers’ long standing investigation into the relations between appearance and essence. Joon’s own investigation into these questions is also informed by her interest in technological developments: as the various technologies of representation devise new ways of capturing the likeness of things, the quality of the surfaces of these things undergoes a transformation. Consequently, reality itself appears as if reconfigured. She has been experimenting with a range of materials and media as a means to examine the relations between phenomena and experiences.

Joo has exhibited work locally and internationally, participating in shows such as the fourth Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2009), first Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010), Roving Eye at Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011), ‘Resolution of Reality’ at Third Floor Hermes gallery, Singapore (2012), ‘Your Eyes Are Stupid’ at Singapore Biennale (2013), ‘Be Mysterious’ at Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre in Canada (2014), ‘Paradise Sans Promesse’, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2015) and ‘The Blinking Organism X You SPLEEN Me ‘Round X Operation 2’ at Esplanade Concourse, Singapore (2017).


Country: Singapore