TPAM - Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, 'Asian Artist Interview - Loo Zihan', 29 December 2014 (40 minutes)

Authored Texts

Loo, Zihan. ‘Queer Objects: An Archive for the Future’, Queer Asia, edited by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh, London, ZED Books, 2019.

Loo, Zihan. ‘Review: “xhe”: Caught Between a Square and an Octopus’, Arts Equator, 18 October, 2018.

Loo, Zihan. ‘I am Paying Attention’, Place.Labour.Capital: The Making of an Institution, edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu, Singapore, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Mousse Publishing, 2018, pp. 254 - 261.

Loo, Zihan. 'Book Review: “Retrospective: A Historiographical Aesthetic in Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia” by June Yap', Arts Equator, 11 January, 2018.

Loo, Zihan. ‘Within Ourselves: Starting Over’, 25 years of The Substation: Reflections on Singapore's first independent art centre, edited by Audrey Wong, Singapore, The Substation and Ethos Books, 2015, pp. 134 - 142.

Paradis Sans Promesse, edited by Loo Zihan, Carquefou, Frac des Pays de la Loire, 2015.

Loo, Zihan. 'Casting Stones' / '掷石', Drama Box eNewsletter, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2012.

Loo, Zihan. ‘For Words’, Archiving Cane, 2012

Academic Texts

Curtin, Brian. 'The Terms of Visibility: Between Queer and LGBT in Curating Art in “Asia”', On Curating: Queer Curating, Issue 37, 2018.

Hsu, Fang-Tze. 'Queering My Remembrance: A Conversation with Loo Zihan 酷異我的悼念:一段關於羅子涵藝術實踐的對話(註1)', No Man's Land, Issue 36, 5 February, 2018.

Yap, June. 'Retrospective: A Historiographical Aesthetic In Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia', Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2016.

Ho, Louis. 'Loo Zihan and the Body Confessional', Contemporary Arts as Political Practice in Singapore, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2016.

Wong, Melissa Wansin. 'Performing Singapore’s Queer Quandary: Walking the tightrope between sexual illegality and neoliberal-enabled subjectivity at Pink Dot and in Loo Zihan’s Cane', Queer Dramaturgies, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015.

Ross, Oliver. 'Watching Solos in Singapore: Homosexuality, Surrealism and Queer Politics', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Issue 38, August 2015.

Tan, E.K. 'A queer journey home in Solos, Rethinking kinship in Sinophone Singapore', Queer Sinophone Cultures, Routledge, 2014.

Ho, Rui An. 'Making Live Again', Archiving Cane, December 2012.

Chan, Kenneth. 'Impossible Presence: Toward a Queer Singapore Cinema, 1990s-2000s', Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures, Hong Kong University Press, 2012.

Huang, Madeline. ‘罗子涵的实验性电影〈单〉对新加坡母亲与同志身份的重构 (A Study of Loo Zihan’s experimental film Solos and its reconstruction of the image of the Singaporean mother and the homosexual identity)’, Thesis Paper, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010.

Press Coverage and Other Texts


Vincent, Simon. 'The Subversive Reenactor', The Naysayer's Book ClubEpigram Books, 2018.


Yee, Marcus. 'Looking at Institutions Look at Themselves: NUS Museum & NTU CCA Singapore', Arts Equator, 17 May, 2017.
Martin, Mayo. 'Brother Cane is part of me': Josef Ng opens up about past controversies and future hopes', Channel NewsAsia, 7 May, 2017.
Tobin, Sean. 'Completely With: Remembering Paddy Chew, Reflecting on Loo Zihan', Arts Equator, 25 April, 2017.
Ng, Yi-Sheng. 'Review of ‘With/Out’: AIDS, Archives, Activism', Arts Equator, 20 April, 2017.
Ho, Olivia. 'Multimedia Magic', The Straits Times, 7 March, 2017.


Tsui, Enid. 'Provocative shows at Singapore arts festival stretch boundaries of censorship', South China Morning Post, 20 September, 2016.
Yee, Marcus. 'Consider the Performer's Wig', Arts Equator, 27 August, 2016.
Yusof, Helmi. 'Radically Provocative Encounters', The Business Times, 26 August, 2016.
Ng, Yi-Sheng. 'I am LGB', SIFA Blog, 25 August, 2016.
Tan, Corrie. 'I am LGB', 20 August, 2016.
Nanda, Akshita. 'I am LGB is real escape game from Singapore', The Straits Times, 19 August, 2016.
Lee, Jian Xuan. 'Sex Objects Removed From Art Show', The Straits Times, 16 February, 2016.


Martin, Mayo. 'Singapore Art: Top Picks for 2015', Today Online, 22 December, 2015.
Yusof, Helmi. 'A Journey of Self-Discovery Through Lindy Hop', The Business Times, 11 December, 2015.
Martin, Mayo. 'Art Review: President's Young Talents 2015', Today Online, 22 August, 2015.
Ui-Hoon, Cheah. 'Re-organising art museum's collection of 5,000 books', The Business Times, 21 August, 2015.
Shetty, Deepika. 'Dead Skin Collected for Art', The Straits Times, 19 August, 2015.
Vasko, Lydia. 'Barcelona, City of Tapas', The Sunday Times, 12 July, 2015.
Camps, Eudald. 'Loo Zihan, A Les Bernardes', 1 May, 2015.
Wong, Binghao. 'Slowness – A Response to Loo Zihan’s With/Out',, 26 March, 2015.
Tan, Corrie. 'Theatre review: With/Out pays a moving tribute to the late Paddy Chew', The Straits Times, 15 January, 2015.
Martin, Mayo. 'S’pore Fringe Fest 2015: The late Paddy Chew comes to life in With/Out', For Art's Sake, Today Online, 15 January, 2015.
Chia, Adeline. 'Late Vigil', Flying Inkpot Theatre Reviews, 14 January, 2015.
Koh, Jee Leong. 'Completely With/Out Character',, 5 January, 2015.
Martin, Mayo. 'Solo flight at the M1 S’pore Fringe Fest 2015', 4 January, 2015.
Boon Hau, Tan. 'Guardians of the Garden City', Art Republik, January 2015.


Langenbach, Ray. 'Emancipatory Desires: What Do You Think Of ‘If The World Changed’?', Broadsheet 34.1, 2014.
Ting, Lisabel. 'Aids play about Singapore's first openly HIV-positive person to open M1 festival', The Straits Times, 21 October, 2014.
Martin, Mayo. 'Singapore Art: Top Picks for 2013', For Art's Sake', Today Online, 1 January, 2014.


Wong, Marc. 'Significant Other', Art Republik, December 2013.
Ho, Louis. 'Ghost: The Body at the Turn of the Century', ArtAsiaPacific, December 2013.
Yusof, Helmi. 'The Best of 2013: Knock-out Contemporary Art Shows', The Business Times, 20 December, 2013.
Martin, Mayo. 'Visit Han Sai Por’s Black Forest, encounter Sculpture Square’s Ghost', For Art's Sake, Today Online, 19 December, 2013.
Martin, Mayo. 'S'pore Fringe Fest 2012! Cane! `Nuff said!' For Art's Sake, Today Online, 18 January, 2013.
Martin, Mayo. 'R.I.T.E.S.! Loo Zihan does a Josef Ng! And then some!' For Art's Sake, Today Online, 18 January, 2013


Quek, Bruce. 'Real Meat', Archiving Cane, December 2012.
De Rozario, Tania. 'Interview: Loo Zihan', Time Out Singapore, 10 December 2012.
Phang, Yen. 'Of Memory and Power: “Archiving Cane” by Loo Zihan, at the Substation', 6 December, 2012.
Chia, Adeline. 'The Artistic Challenger', The Straits Times, 16 November 2012.
Taylor, Nora A. 'An Interview with Loo Zihan', DiAAAlogue, April 2012.
Teow, Yue Han. 'The (Digital) Future of Imagination?', First Quarter Notebook, 16 April, 2012.
Tan, Corrie. 'Smoking Exemption In Theatres Under Fire' The Straits Times, 2 March, 2012.
Chia, Adeline. 'Theatre Review: Cane Bound by Red Tape', The Straits Times, 21 February, 2012.
Tan, Corrie. 'Cane Re-enactment Draws Debate', The Straits Times, 16 February, 2012.
Wang, Yi-ming. '罗子涵在许可范围内创作 (Loo Zihan - Creating Within Boundaries)', Lianhe Zaobao, ZBnow, 2 February, 2012.
'Change Agent', August Man, February 2012.

Before 2012

Baran, Adam. 'Filmmaker and Part-time Go-Go Boy from Singapore has a new Boyfriend named Art', BUTT Magazine, 9 March, 2010.
Ng, How Wee. ‘当新加坡的大学生开始抗议 (Commentary: A University Student Protests)’, Lianhe Zaobao, 2 August, 2009.
‘Graduation Speech Became Protest’, AsiaOne Singapore, 24 July, 2009.
Chew, Boon Leong. '两栖三栖多栖 他们是 2.0时代艺术家 (Hybrid Artists: Version 2.0)’, Lianhe Zaobao, 14 July, 2009.
Ferber, Lawrence. ‘Silencing Singapore’, The Advocate, 4 June, 2009.
Chen Zi. ‘單刀直入 – 和羅子涵solo在都靈 (Interview with Loo Zihan in Turin)’,, 31 May, 2008.