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BIO – Steve Chua

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Steve Chua received his formal education at LASALLE College of The Arts, completing the BA (Hons) Design Communication program jointly awarded by LASALLE and Goldsmiths University of London.

Since 2003, he has been actively exhibiting in Asia. His works have been collected by corporate organisations such as Porsche, Temasak Holdings Private Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and Applied Materials (Southeast Asia), as well as statutory boards of Singapore like Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Singapore Totalisator Board.

In recent years, Steve has also started exploring curatorial work, successfully managing  “Anthem of Our Lives” and “Paris – St. Germain”, both of which were exhibited in Singapore Management University (SMU).

In 2015, Steve co-founded Mamakan Art Collective and launched “GastroGeography of Singapore” in Singapore Biennale 2016, the idea behind this interactive art installation continues Nathaniel Wallich’s Spirit of botanical and experimental research and the preservation of knowledge.

 

 

Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Design Communication, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

Diploma, Design Communication, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

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Solo Exhibitions

 

2015

See the Noise, The French Bookshop, Singapore 

2011

Limelight Blossoms, SOCIETE GENERALE Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Française de Singapour

2007

Your Little Private Movie, Community Wall, Esplanade Theatres on the
Bay, Singapore

2007

Metamorphosis: a fabrication of fantasies, The Coffee Connoisseur “The
Gallery” & Art-Management, Singapore


Selected Exhibitions

 

2016

Mamakan Food+Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

GastroGeography of Singapore, Wowhaus / Fort by Maison Ikkoku / Singapore Biennale

Giving Hope, Ion Art Gallery, Singapore

2013

Paris – St. Germain, de Suantio Gallery, Singapore Management University

The Neighbor Program, Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia

2012

Affordable Art Fair, Art-Management, Singapore

100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Dreams, The Coffee Connoisseur “The Gallery” / Art-Management, Singapore

PANTONEMYART 2012, The Coffee Connoisseur “The Gallery” / Art-Management, Singapore 

100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations, The Coffee Connoisseur “The Gallery” / Art-Management, Singapore

2011

Art Expo Malaysia 2011, Matrade Exhibition and convention Centre(MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / GJ Asian Art, Singapore

100 Friends, The Connoisseur Concerto “The Gallery”, Art-management, Singapore

2010

1 x Suitcase, Textile City Art District, China(Xi’an)

2009

1 x Suitcase, Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Thailand(Chiang Mai)

1 x Suitcase, Annexe Gallery, Malaysia(Kuala Lumpur)

Garden Capped Alstro, National University of Singapore Society, Singapore

Fashion Apéro, Boutique Tran Hin Phu, Switzerland

1 x Suitcase, Alliance Francaise, Singapore

2008

Lightz Out! (Anti Smoking Campaign), Tunnel, Esplanade Theatres on the
Bay, Singapore

2006

1 x 1 x 1, Fost Gallery, Singapore

Deweleven, Linda Gallery, Singapore

Made in Singapore, Art Seasons, Singapore

2005

ARTSingapore 2005, Singapore Exhibitions Convention Centre, Singapore

Solitary Desire, Art Seasons, Singapore

New Finds, Art Seasons, Singapore

Milestone, Vanessa Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia

M9 Artist in Styles, Art Seasons, Singapore

2004

Erotica, Art Seasons, Singapore

Fresh!, Art Seasons, Singapore

2003

Big Small Show, Art Seasons, Singapore

Rice Bowl, LaSalle – SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

2002

Ways of Seeing, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

2001

Groundwork, LaSalle – SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

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Bibliography

Wu Qiji, “2009 Promising Young Artist”, Lianhe Zaobao-zbNOW, 01 January 2009, Pg 05, Published by Singapore Press Holding Pte Ltd

Wu Qiji, “Metamorphosis”, Lianhe Zaobao, 22 February 2008, Pg 03, Published by Singapore Press Holding Pte Ltd

Lola Lenzi, “Your Little Private Movie”, Play Catalogue, July-September 2007, Pg 55, Published by The Esplanade Co Ltd Singapore

David Chew, “Helping Make Art Saleable”, 17 August 2006, Pg 36, Today Newspaper- Published by Mediacorp Publishing Pte Ltd

M Taufiqurrahman, “Social Critique Steals the Show at Exhibition”, The Jakarta Post, 28 April 2005

Raymon Lam, “Hot or Not?”, 18 Feb 2005, Pg 24, Published by I-S Magazine, Asia City Publishing Pte Ltd

Wu Qiji, “A Dialogue with Young Artist’s – Life’s Perspective”, Lianhe Zaobao, 16 February 2005, Pg 05, Published by Singapore Press Holding Pte Ltd

“Rice Bowl” Catalogue Published by LaSalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

“Groundwork 3″ Catalogue Published by LaSalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

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Auction

Modern and contemporary Asian Art Auction, 33 Auction, Singapore

 

Awards

The Neighbor Program 2013 (School of Design, Binus University, Indonesia, Dasein Academy of Art, Malaysia, Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore, School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT, Thailand)

Singapore Polytechnic Mural Design Competition, Merit Award

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Project

2008

Facilitator for Lantern Making Workshop, Esplanade Community Project
Singapore

2007

Facilitator for Lantern Making Workshop, Esplanade Community Project
Singapore

2005

Printmaking Fundraising 2005, Printmaking Society, Singapore

2003

Illustration, Spade Magazine [pg.37], (January Issue, 2003),
published by Precis Publishing

2002

Illustration, Spade Magazine [pg.52], (October Issue, 2002), published by
Precis Publishing

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Media (Television)

2008

“Good Morning Singapore (Zao An Ni Hao), TV Programme”,  25 Sep 2008,
8.30am, Interview by Miss Lim Chyi Yi (News Presenter), Channel 8,
Mediacorp News Pte Ltd

2007

“Good Morning Singapore (Zao An Ni Hao), TV Programme”, 25 Sep 2007,
8.30am, Interview by Miss Lim Chyi Yi (News Presenter), Channel 8,
Mediacorp News Pte Ltd

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Corporate Collections

Temasak Holdings Private Limited, Singapore

Applied Materials, Southeast Asia, Singapore
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Singapore
Ministry of Health, National Health Promotion Board, Singapore

Singapore Totalisator Board, Singapore

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