Resting on the Horizon (2012)
A large part of Alecia Neo’s artistic practice is about exploring the relationship between people, their contexts and their living spaces; reflecting on how our identity is embedded in our possessions and homes. Working primarily with photography, video and installation, she produces bodies of portraits involving a variety of individuals, overlooked communities and their spaces.
She seeks to strike a chord with her audience through common human experiences of alienation and loneliness, dislocation and belonging, and the search for self.
Her series of portraits, “Home Visits” received a Honorable Mention in the 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize by juror Tim B. Wride, Curator of the Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Home Visits” has also been exhibited at Valentine Willie Fine Art (Singapore), the 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) and the International Orange Festival (China) and University of Bangkok (Thailand). She has received Gold Award for Narrative Photography from Crowbar Awards (Singapore) and has been invited to contribute artwork to established publications such as WERK Magazine (COMME des GARÇONS), NUYOU (Singapore) and Female Magazine (Singapore).
Her debut site-specific project, “Villa Alicia” (2011) investigated the fragility of memory, through the transformation of the 4000 sq ft private home of the late Singaporean feminist Dr. Nalla Tan, into a public gallery, which was demolished shortly after the six day exhibition. In 2012, she was commissioned to create an installation, “Goddess of Mercy” for the M1 Fringe Festival 2012: Art and Faith, Singapore.
She is currently in residence at Cittadellarte’s “Università delle Idee”, Italy, which operates with the agenda of art for social transformation. Cittadelarte was established in 1998 by renowned Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.
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