Zihan Loo

Graduate Student

M.F.A. in Studio Practice, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; M.A. in Performance Studies, New York University

Zihan is a queer artist from Singapore with a research focus on distended and pragmatic gestures of resistance under illiberal regimes. His work strives to reconcile the tension between the flesh of the body and the bone of the archive, while interrogating the fetish of materiality in our orientation towards a post-human world. He emphasizes the malleability of memory through various representational strategies that includes performance re-enactments and essay films. He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore.