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Loo Zihan

Adjunct Lecturer

Fine Art

Qualification

Masters of Arts (Performance Studies)
New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Masters of Fine Arts (Studio Practice)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Filmmaking)
Nanyang Technological University

Biography

Loo Zihan is an artist and academic from Singapore working at the intersections of critical theory, performance, and the moving-image. His work strives to reconcile the tension between the subject of the “live” body and the object of the archive. He emphasises the malleability of memory through various representational strategies that includes performance re-enactments and essay films.

His performance work has been commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (2012, 2015 and 2019), the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2016), and Esplanade Theatre on the Bay (2017). His moving-image work has been screened at various international film festivals, including AFI Fest (Los Angeles) and Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea).

Zihan was the valedictorian for the pioneer batch of Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in 2009. He went on to pursue his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, where he was supported with a merit scholarship and a graduate fellowship in 2011. He received his Masters of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2018. Zihan was awarded the Young Artist Award (2015) and an Arts Postgraduate Scholarship (2017) by the National Arts Council of Singapore.