News - Ho Tzu Nyen chosen to represent Singapore in Venice

Singapore chose artist and filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen to represent the city-state at 54th edition of the Venice Biennale this year. The Young Artist Award recipient’s art is characterised by three broad themes: historiography or the production of new histories; re-interpreting historical objects; and the analysis of the production of visual aesthetic and acoustic deconstruction. This will be Singapore’s 6th consecutive presentation at the Venice Biennale. The theme of the 54th Biennale, “ILLUMInations”, calls for a reflection upon the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed, and a reflection on the subjects that inspire the contemporary artist to produce works that would create an evocative experience for the viewer. In this context Ho will present a piece of work that continues his exploration of histories, in this case art history, looking at forms of illumination, luminance and transport (of being transported) in art, in the subject of clouds.