Syaheedah Iskandar is currently researching modes of vernacular visuality within the paradigm of Southeast Asia while also working on projects that explore collaborative ways of presenting. She was the inaugural Emerging Writers Fellow for the academic journal Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, publishing a paper on contemporary art practices embodying notions of ghaib (unseen) within the vernacular Malay world. Since completing her MA in History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, she became the recipient of the IMPART Awards 2020 (Singapore) in recognition of her emerging curatorial practice and will be in residency under the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (a collaboration between HIAP & Frame Contemporary Art Finland) slated for April 2020. Aside from her independent projects, Syaheedah was previously Curatorial Assistant at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (201418) where she worked on numerous exhibitions and developed outreach strategies for art education.
2019 Curatorial Intensive in Auckland Public Symposium Sunday, August 4, 2019 10am2pm Artspace Aotearoa 300 Karangahape Rd Auckland, New Zealand 1145 FREE and open to the public This public symposium concludes Independent Curators International (ICI)s 2019 Curatorial Intensive in Auckland. This is ICIs first Curatorial Intensive in T?maki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand which draws […]read more »