Alecia Neo is a visual artist based in Singapore.
Alecia’s artistic practice questions the kinds of individuals which are valued by contemporary society by exploring the relationships between people, their identities and contexts. Working primarily with photography, video, installation and participatory workshops, she develops long-term projects involving a variety of individuals and collaborators, overlooked communities and their spaces.
She seeks to strike a chord with her audience through common human experiences of alienation and loneliness, dislocation and belonging, and the search for self.
Her debut site-specific project, “Villa Alicia” (2011) investigated the fragility of memory, through the transformation of the 4000 sq ft private home of the late Singaporean feminist Dr. Nalla Tan, into a public gallery, which was demolished shortly after the six day exhibition. The project was later extended into her installation “Goddess of Mercy“, commissioned by the M1 Fringe Festival in 2012, Art & Faith.
She has been commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, the National Library Board (Singapore) and the National Arts Council (Singapore) for several art projects. Her art works have been exhibited in various international festivals and galleries such as Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Valentine Willie Fine Art (Singapore), Singapore International Photography Festival, the International Orange Festival (China), University of Bangkok (Thailand), Cittadellarte (Italy) and Noordelicht International Photo Festival (Netherlands).
She has completed a 4 month art residency at Cittadellarte’s “Università delle Idee”, Italy, which operates with the agenda of art for social transformation. Cittadelarte was established in 1998 by renowned Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. She is also Artist Lead for Brack, an arts platform for socially-engaged artists and their projects.
She is currently working on her long-term art project titled “Unseen: Constellations“, exploring sight and sightlessness in society through the voices of youths living with visual-impairment.
For commissions and collaborations, please write to:
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