Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990) is from Singapore where she currently lives and works. Choo Jing graduated with a BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging with First Class Honours from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. In 2015 she completed her MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Art, London, UK. Sarah Choo Jing is highly regarded for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation art. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist explores ideas of the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny.
Solo exhibitions include Art of the Rehearsal, Black Box, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia, USA (2020); We stop to watch the World go by, Amek Gambar, Peranakan Museum, Singapore (2019); Accelerated Intimacy, Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2018); The Art of Rehearsal, The National Museum of Singapore, Singapore (2017); Flights of the Mind, Art Projects Space, PMQ Building, Hongkong (2016); From Across the Road, A.I Gallery at 30A Redchurch Street, London (2015).
Group exhibitions include Tonight The Air Is Warm, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); Art-in-transit, Jurong Line, Singapore (2021); SEA Focus, Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2021) and Networked Bodies, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2021). She has also participated in international group shows which include A refusal to return to Normalcy, Sphinx Biennale, Thiva, Greece (2020); Focal Point, Foundry Art Center, Saint Charles, Missouri, USA (2020);#social, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea (2020); Microsite, Art Plural, Singapore (2020); Streets of Hope, Fullerton Road, Singapore (2020); Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, K11 HACC, Quarry Bay, Hongkong (2020); Aedge, the School of the Arts Gallery, Singapore (2020); Stealing Public Space, The Substation, Singapore (2020); R & L Art Warehouse: Private Collection of Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Singapore (2020); 2219, Art Science Museum, Singapore (2019); Cairo Video Art Festival, Egypt (2019); Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia (2019); ALC Video Art Festival, Alicante, Spain (2019); MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy (2019); Loop Barcelona 2018, Spain (2018); Asia Now 2018, Paris, France (2018); 31st Instants Video Festival, Marseille, France (2018); Cinerama, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2018); Time Space Existence in conjunction with Venice Biennale 2017, GAA Foundation, Venice, Italy (2017) and The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival by the Japan Media Arts Festival Committee, The National Art Center, Tokyo (2016). Sarah Choo Jing's works are also held in private and public collections which include Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and The Arts Club Permanent Art Collection in London.
Highlights and Collections
Sarah Choo Jing was shortlisted as a Finalist for the Audemars Piguet Art Commission for Art Basel 2020, and invited to present her practice at Le Brassus, Geneva in Switzerland and is a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2020. Besides she received a large number of awads, which include the Gold Award in the 2019 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Competition, the 2017 Perspectives 40 under 40 Award and came in First Place in the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards, as well as received ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu award, Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award in 2013.