Lives and Works: Singapore
Aiwei Foo is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in Fine Art and Fashion Design. Having worked in the artistic and creative field for the past decade, her practice began as a result of the American painter and performance art pioneer, Allan Kaprow’s influence. The essayist and artist explored a direction in art where the idea and process were considered more important than the object, and it was this notion of ‘the blurring of art and life” that spurred Aiwei on to constantly explore life as an art form and to integrate art into life. From then on, it was her personal conviction that art and life feed off each other and their mutual dependence has significantly impacted her creation of works that maintain their integrity. With regard to technique, Aiwei sculpts her craft by working with limitations in a spontaneous manner, creating both physical and nonphysical works with various mediums: visuals, textiles, drawing, writing, music, video and performance art. She considers the diversity of mediums as tools for a multitude of artistic inquiries, aiding her to ponder about the hidden meaning behind every mundane facet of daily life.