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Kimberly Shen

Programme Leader (Fine Art)


Fine Art


Master of Research in Art: Theory and Philosophy,
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Fine Art with Contemporary Writing,
University of Huddersfield, UK / Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Diploma in Mass Communication,
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Kimberly’s practice lies in the intersection between text and image, extending across her work experience as an arts administrator, curator, and writer in the last decade. Prior to pursuing a career in teaching and art academia, she headed the communications portfolio at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore where she developed the Centre’s considerable communications and outreach efforts. She held curatorial positions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE and the art walkabout OH! Open House where she worked with leading and emerging artists. She also led the communications and new media initiatives at the National Heritage Board.

Her artistic research is focused on the plurality and transdisciplinary nature of contemporary art which traverses mediums and disciplines. These ideas are further articulated in ellipsis journal, a London/Singapore print publication she co-founded and is currently editor of. She was Curator-in-Residence (2015) for The Art Incubator, and has contributed to art publications d+a magazine, as well as Trans Asia Photography Review, among others.

A recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate), she graduated with a Master of Research in Art: Theory and Philosophy from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, United Kingdom.