Loo Zihan is a performance and moving-image artist based in Singapore. His work emphasises the malleability of memory through various representational strategies that include performance re-enactments, essay films and data visualisation. His performances have been presented at various events, including the Singapore International Festival of Arts in 2016 and the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2015. His moving-image works have been screened at various international film festivals, such as the AFI Fest in Los Angeles and the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea. Zihan was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2015.

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Loo Zihan is a performance and moving-image artist based in Singapore. His work strives to reconcile the tension between the ‘flesh’ of the performing body and the ‘bone’ of the archive. He emphasises the labour and malleability of memory through various representational strategies that includes performance re-enactments, essay films and data visualisation.

His performance work has been presented at various events such as the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in 2012 and 2015 and the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016. His moving-image work has been screened at various international film festivals like AFI Fest (Los Angeles) and Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea).

Zihan was the valedictorian for the pioneer batch of Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates from the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University. He went on to pursue his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, where he was supported with a full-tuition merit scholarship and graduate fellowship. He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2015.

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Loo Zihan is a queer performance and moving-image artist and educator based in Singapore. He is interested in the affectual transference and transmutation of shame in his work. His recent body of work strives to reconcile the tension between the ‘flesh’ of the performing body and the ‘bone’ of the archive. He emphasises the labour and malleability of memory through various representational strategies that includes performance re-enactments, essay films and data visualisation.

Zihan graduated with his Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011. He was awarded a merit scholarship and graduate fellowship during his time at SAIC. Before heading to Chicago, Zihan was part of the pioneer batch of students to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He was named valedictorian and represented his cohort in their convocation ceremony, delivering a emphatic speech on the topic of artistic compromise and censorship. In 2015 he was also awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Zihan's moving-image works have been selected and screened at various international film festivals such as the Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea). He co-directed and acted in his debut feature Solos in 2007, Solos was selected for competition in AFI Festival (Los Angeles) and Deauville Asian Film Festival (France). Most notably, Solos was awarded the 'Nuovo Sguardi' award at the 23rd Turin GLBT Film Festival (Italy).

Beyond his moving-image works, Zihan's performances have also been presented at various performance events such as the Singapore International Festival of Arts and Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago).

In 2012 he presented his solo performance Cane at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Cane was part of a two-year research into the 1994 performance of Brother Cane by artist Josef Ng Sing Chor. The events that followed Brother Cane led to a ten year restriction on the licensing and funding of performance art and forum theatre in Singapore. This research was consolidated into his debut solo exhibition Archiving Cane, presented at The Substation Gallery in December 2012.

As an educator, Zihan has taught at various institutions such the National Institute of Education and his alma mater – the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University. From 2012 to 2014, he also taught at the School of the Arts, Singapore, a specialised secondary school for the arts that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.

Beyond his own work, Zihan also participates actively as a performer and collaborator in projects by other artists. As a collaborator he has worked with The Necessary Stage over various theatrical projects as a multimedia designer and artist, this includes inter-cultural productions with participants from countries such as Australia and Croatia. He was awarded 'Best Multimedia Design' for his work on Manifesto (2016) at the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards.

As a performer, he has performed in Xavier Le Roy's Retrospective (2014) and acted in Pleasure Factory (2007) an independent feature film which had its world premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

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