Ho Tzu Nyen
Singaporean, born 1976
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Mekong New Mythologies Exhibition,
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Film Screening,
Edouard Malingue Gallery
5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress,
Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Ho Tzu Nyen’s artistic practice, which primarily includes film and multichannel installations, explores the construction of historical narratives through images and events such as documentary, theater, art, philosophy, and archival materials. The layers of appropriated and original visual materials converge into complicated meditations on topics such as colonialism in his native Singapore, religion, and even abstract ruminations on concepts such as the cloud. Environments and site responsiveness are also important parts of his work, a recognition of the way a work’s context can alter one’s viewing experience. Singapore’s representative at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Nyen has also participated in the São Paulo Biennial and the Cannes and Sundance film festivals.