LOO Zihan (罗子涵)
b.1983, Singapore

Education

2011
Master of Fine Arts, 
Studio Practice (Film, Video, New Media and Animation)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Filmmaking (with a minor in Drama and Performance)
School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Selected Awards

2017
Post-graduate Scholarship, National Arts Council, Singapore
Best Multimedia Design, M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, Singapore

2015
Young Artist Award, National Arts Council, Singapore

2011

James Nelson Raymond Graduate Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010
Best Script, 1st Singapore Short Film Awards, The Substation, Singapore

2009
Trustee Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Valedictorian, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University

2008
'Nuovo Sguardi' Award, 23rd Turin GLBT Film Festival, Turin, Italy

Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2017
With/Out, commissioned and presented by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

2016
50/50, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, Australia
I Am LGB, commissioned and presented by the Singapore International Festival of Arts

2015
50/50, Theatreworks, Singapore
Lecture, This WayVictorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

From the Periphery to the Core, Les Bernardes, Salt, Catalonia, Spain
With/Out, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore

2012
Cane, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore
Archiving Cane, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
Marking Cane, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
The Making of an Institution, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
The Case of the Osmanthus Flower Jelly, Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries, New York

2016
Untimely Encounter, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, South Korea
Fault-lines: Disparate and Desperate Intimacies, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

2015
President’s Young Talents, Singapore Art Museum
STRICT, La Carbonera, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Paradis Sans Promesse, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

2014
Notes on Performance, Objectifs, Singapore
Names, Texts & Trouble, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2013
Ghost: The Body At The Turn Of The Century, Sculpture Square, Singapore
No Approval, Grey Projects, Singapore

2012
Singapore Survey: New Strange Faces, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
Still Building: Contemporary Art From Singapore, S.S.A.S, Bandung, Indonesia

2011
Currents: From Singapore, in Macau, Ox Warehouse, Macau
R.I.T.E.S (Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak) #6, Goodman Arts Center, Singapore
Manhood: Masculinity, Male Identity and Culture, Helen Day Art Center, Vermont, U.S.A.
Abject Systems: Artists Who Love The Unlovable, Studio Bibliothèque, Singapore
Singapore Survey: Imagine Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
Shiftchanges, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Magnetic Affinities & Altered Relations, Outer Space Studio, Chicago
Tender Exchange, Next: Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago
Touch then push or pull and maybe nothing, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago
Sexier, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
aWay, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010
Stories of Relativity, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Moving-Image Screenings

2011
2nd Singapore Short Film Awards

2010
7th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore
1st Experimental Film Forum, Singapore

2009
14th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea
ExiS (Experimental Film and Video Festival), Seoul, South Korea

2008
10th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France
5th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore
Frameline32, San Francisco LGBT Film Festival
NewFest, New York LGBT Film Festival
22nd London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

2007
AFI Festival, Los Angeles, California
21st Singapore International Film Festival
12th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea

Selected Professional Involvement

2016
Field Meeting: Thinking Practice, Lecture-performance, Asia Society and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Visiting artist (Studio visits, artist talk and workshop), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Asiatopia Performance Art Conference, Presenter and panel discussant, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
Artist-in-Residence, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Artist-in-Residence, The Substation, Singapore

2015
Artist-in-Residence, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
Artist-in-Residence, Les Bernardes, Salt, Catalonia, Spain
Artist-in-Residence, Hangar.org, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Artist-in-Residence, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

2014
Shifting Dialogues III, Symposium presenter, University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Materiality, Performance and the Spectator, Public lecture, Singapore Art Museum

2013
Shifting Dialogues II, Symposium presenter, University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Performance: To Be Reviewed, Presenter and panel discussant, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Now: Then, P.S.i #19, Conference presenter, Stanford University, California
Associate Artist Research Programme, The Substation, Singapore

2012
Artist-in-Residence, The Unifiedfield, Granada, Spain

Teaching Experience

2012 – 2014
Instructor (Media Arts) Visual Arts Department
The School of the Arts, Singapore

2011 – 2013
Lecturer, Time-based Media, Foundation Year
School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2012
Lecturer, Digital Media and Visual Arts: The Moving Image
Visual and Performing Arts, Department, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Instructor, Introduction to Film Studies
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Selected External Artistic Contributions

2016
Manifesto, multimedia artist (theatre), The Necessary Stage and Drama Box, Singapore

2014
Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, performer (dance), Theatreworks, Singapore

2012
A Language of Our Own, lead actor (theatre), Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore
Crossings, multimedia artist (theatre), The Necessary Stage, Singapore and Trafik, Croatia

2011
The Precession, performance collaboration (performance), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois

2009
Frozen Angels, multimedia artist (theatre), The Necessary Stage, Singapore
Past Carin’, multimedia artist (theatre), The Necessary Stage, Singapore
Gemuk Girls, multimedia artist (theatre), The Necessary Stage, Singapore

2007
Pleasure Factory, actor (film), Spicy Apple Films