BIO
Joo Choon Lin (b. 1984)
Underlying Joo’s practice is her philosophical interest in the nature of reality which might be summarized in terms of the philosophers’ longstanding investigation into the relations between appearance and essence. Choon Lin’s own investigation into these questions is also informed by her interest in technological developments: as the various technologies of representation devise new ways of capturing the likeness of things, so the quality of the surfaces of these things undergoes a transformation. Consequently, reality itself appears as if reconfigured. She has been experimenting with a range of materials and media as a means to examine the relations between visual and tactile experiences. Joo has exhibited work locally and internationally, participating in shows such as 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2009), 1st Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010), Roving Eye at Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011), Resolution of Reality at Third Floor Hermes gallery, Singapore (2012), Your Eyes Are Stupid at Singapore Biennale (2013), Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Canada (2014) and Paradise Sans Promesse, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2015)

★JOO Choon Lin Portfolio★

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Joo Choon Lin
Based in Singapore
Email: joochoonlin@yahoo.com.sg / ringmastertoys@yahoo.com.sg
URL: www.joochoonlin.com / www.ringmastertoymaker.wordpress.com

Education
Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK

Solo Art Exhibitions
2017
The Blinking Organism X You SPLEEN Me' Round X Operation 2, Esplanade Concourse, Singapore

2012
Resolution of Reality, Third Floor Hermes, Singapore

2011
Too Big In the Tank, Singapore Art Festival 2011, Tunnel Esplanade, Singapore

2009
Come Out And Play at 8Q!, 8Q Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Selected Group Art Exhibitions
2017
The Blinking Organism X You SPLEEN Me' Round X Operation 1, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore
Glue Your Eyelids Together | State of Motion 2017, Asian Film Archive, Singapore

2016
Abdominal BASS Cavern Of A Stricken HEART, Live Performance X Sculpture, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
「寒憾」Abdominal BASS Cavern Of A Stricken HEART, FOGSTAND Gallery & Studio, Hualien, Taiwan
Art Stage Singapore 2016, ShanghART, Singapore
You Will Die Lulled By The Waves Of The Stormy Sea | Ghost on the Wire | Objectifs, Singapore
I Just Want You To FEEL The FEELING I FELT. Liang Court, Singapore
Transcendental Seasoning On A SUNNY Day, Serangoon Swimming Complex, Singapore

2015
Gliding Through ●▲◆, Gare Saint Sauveur Lille300, Lille, France
Paradise Sans Promesse, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
Rendezvous, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
NO BOUNDARY, ShanghART, Singapore
Video Screening, Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Outdoor Spaces, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Collective Form, Objectifs, Singapore
Heaven and Hell on Earth Art Festival, Latent Spaces, Singapore

2014
Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Canada
GLASMO 2014, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden
Ghost on the Wire, Bermondsey Project Space, London
The VEGGsplode and EGGcellent Picture Show, Kovan Hub, Singapore

2013
Your Eyes Are Stupid, Singapore Biennale 2013, 8Q Singapore Art museum, Singapore
“Welcome to the Jungle Contemporary Art in Asian", The Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan
“Show #6”, The Parlour Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Perfectly Situated, New City Space, Glasgow, UK
MFA Degree Show 2013, Glue Factory, Glasgow, Uk
MFA at citizenM, citizenM, Glasgow, Uk

2012
Perfectly at Home, New City Space, Glasgow, UK
Supersensible Realm, “Re-modernologio” phase 3: Traces of Scenery, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan
Re-Modernologio_B-side show, Midori Art Center (MAC) @ hotel YAMAGAMI, Aomori, Japan
Pop-up Exhibition, Crit Space, J.D.Kelly Building, Glasgow, UK
MFA Interim Show 2012, The Mackintosh Museum, GSA, Glasgow, UK
'Art Watching' at My Arts Space at the Istana Park, Singapore
HABIT FORMING, Artinformal, Philippines
Small Talk:Conversations of Cities, Tin-aw Gallery, Manila
‘Untitled’ (Singapura #90), Gillman Barracks, FOST gallery, Singapore

2011
Roving Eye, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
Video screening at The 2nd Singapore Short Film Award, Singapore
Dream: Borderlands and Other Territories, Goodman Arts Centre Gallery, Singapore
The Glasgow School of Art MFA Auction 2011, The Briggait, Glasgow, UK

2010
The Beat of The City That Freezed, 1st Aichi Triennial 2010, Choja-machi, Japan
STOP in here and get into the MOTION, Children Season, 8Q Singapore Art Museum,Singapore
Roppongi Art Night, Mori Art Museum, Japan
Single Channel Screening, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
Stories that move, Jendela at Esplanade, Singapore
PARA/SITE FUNDAISING AUCTION 10, Hong Kong
1st Singapore Short Film Awards, Substation, Singapore
The Artists Village: B.E.A.U.T.Y Show at ASTRONOMICAL FRONTIERS, BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2009, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM), Japan
From Green To Brown To Black To Brown To Green, Art Exchange Program at
FAAM, Renovation Museum Reizensou, Japan
Drawing as Form, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Lost in the City, Singapore Art Show, National Museum, Singapore
Art Buffet, Singapore Art Show, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Time Warp, Esplanade's Plasmas @ Basement, Singapore
Come Out And Play!, PARA/SITE Central, Hong Kong
Drawing Out Conversations (Hong Kong), Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong
Welcome To The Real World, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Eksjö Animation Festival 2009, International Short Film, Sweden
ani'mestRomania festival, International Short Film, ROMANIA
The Great Animation Challenge, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

2008
Drawing Out Conversations, FOST, Singapore
The Artists Village: 20 Years On, OPEN, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Extra Value Meal, Your MOTHER Gallery, Singapore
Brief Tales, Storyboard 2008, Scape Youth Park, Singapore

Selected Awards and Honours
2011
NAC Arts Scholarship (Overseas), National Arts Council, Singapore
Governor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2010
The Arts Creation Fund 2010 (ACF), National Arts Council, Singapore
Nominated for Best Animation, 1st Singapore Short Film Awards, Substation, Singapore
2008
2nd Prize, Circle Line Integrated Art Competition, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
2006 Category Winner, NAFA Fine Art Awards and Exhibition 2006, Singapore

Association:
2008 - Present
The Drawing Center, New York
2012
Artist Pension Trust

Residencies
2015
Artist-In-Residence, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
2014
Artist-In-Residence, The Banff Centre, Canada
2012
Artist-In-Residence, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
2008
Artist-In-Residence, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
2007 - 2008
Resident Studio Artist, POST-MUSEUM, Singapore

Selected Activities
2015-16
Part-time Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (Moving Images and Sound)
Part-time Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (Grey Matters)
Guest -Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (Lecture on Installation Art)

2015
Artist Talk, Changee Taipei, Taiwan
Performance Activities with Local Residents in Hualien, Taiwan

2012
Artist Talk, Third Floor Hermes gallery, Singapore
Artist Talk, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
Open-studio at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan

2011
Artist Talk, Too Big In The Tank at POST-MUSEUM, Singapore
Artist Talk, Dream: Borderlands and Other Territories at Goodman Arts Centre Gallery, Singapore

2010
Lecture presentation at Aichi Art Center, Japan
Lecture presentation at Nagoya University of Arts, Japan
Artist Talk at LASALLE College of the Arts
Guest lecturer, Printmaking workshop at LASALLE College of the Arts
Animation Workshop base project, Esplanade, Singapore
Project with Jamiyah Children’s Home, Singapore

2009
Art Exchange Program, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

2007
FARM, Rojak Presentation, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Volunteer, Fetterfield, A Singapore Performance Art Event, Singapore
Artist Assistant to Tang Da Wu, Venice Biennale 2007, Italy

TV Show
2011
The Asian Century, Channel News Asia, Singapore
Takeshi Art Beat, NHK Broadcasting (Tokyo), Japan
2010
NHK Broadcasting (Nagoya) in Aichi Triennale 2010, Japan
Chukyo TV, Japan
2009
J: Community TV, Fukuoka, Japan

Magazine Publication:
2010
50 movers and shakers of Singapore's art scene, Time out Singapore

Museum Collection
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan