Gin Ming is a multidisciplinary artist and an advocate for local Singaporean lifestyle. She takes a keen interest in everyday objects and finds associations between them; sometimes even re-discovering their relationships. Her humorous and quirky approach to work provides a relatable platform for locals to reflect on their relationships and creative perspectives – personal, professional, political and social.
A recipient of scholarships and academic accolades from NAFA, Gin Ming has adopted multiple roles – student assistant, student editor, and currently, Teaching Assistant with NAFA's Fine Art Programme. Some of her most notable achievements include being featured twice in NAFA's annual Best of Best Show (2019/2020), receiving the Woon Brothers Killiney Commendation Art Prize (2020) and representing Singapore on the global stage by being shortlisted for the ARTS THREAD Global Graduate Design Show.
Gin Ming has collaborated with key local organisations including the OCBC Premier Client (2018) and Facebook, as well as volunteered as an art facilitator at the Children's Cancer Foundation (2019). She is also the founder of her own start-up enterprise, 'ArtinMondays' (2017). Displaying strong leadership qualities through her endeavours, Gin Ming will be a key contributor to the Singapore art and design scene in the coming years.
Awards & achievements:
- NAFA Entry Scholarship (Degree) (AY2019/2020)
- NAFA Best of Best Show, 2020
- Singapore Creator Awards I Merit Award, 2020
- Content Creator, Thye Guan Textiles, Singapore, 2020
- Teaching Assistant, Fine Art Programme, NAFA, Singapore, 2020
- Self-employed, ArtinMondays, Singapore, 2017 to current
Events & Activities:
- Student Assistant, Fine Art Programme, NAFA, 2017 to 2020
- Artist Talk (Degree), Fine Art Programme, NAFA, 2020
- Student Editor (Graduation Catalogue), Fine Art Programme, NAFA, 2020
- Mural Assistant, Facebook Artist in Residence Programme, 2019
- Singapore Creator Awards, Singapore Press Holdings, 2019
- Art and Sports Facilitator at The Salvation Army Gracehaven Children's Home, Singapore, 2019
- Art Facilitator at Children's Cancer Foundation, Singapore, 2019
The Embassy of Peru Award was first presented in 2006. It is presented to the most outstanding degree graduate at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The award recognises the all-round achievements of the recipient who possesses strong academic performance, good attributes including discipline, diligence and leadership qualities, as well as contributions towards the class, Academy and arts community.
The award is a Tumi from Peru. It is made of solid silver. The Tumi is one of the symbols of Peru. It has its origin in one of the main cultures in ancient Peru between 1050 – 1476 AD, known as the Chimú Culture. One of the important accomplishments of the Chimú was the establishment of the goldsmith workshops. Among the most famous pieces made were the great ceremonial knives called the Tumi. During the ancient times in Peru, it was used as a knife in ceremonies and surgeries. Later on, it evolved into an art object.
Peru is a country where gold, silver and other metals with artistic character are in abundance and so the Tumi is symbolic of the art and culture of Peru. In Peru, hanging a Tumi on a wall brings good luck.