Born in 1984, Genevieve graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2004. Genevieve works on an unfurling narrative in which the wilderness takes the form of a nebulous feminine creature that repossesses the city by flooding. Informed by Southeast Asian superstition and horror, the works are contingent realities presented as installations, images and objects.
In Singapore, selected solo exhibitions include at the Singapore Biennale 2011, Objectifs, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009, and National Museum of Singapore 2009. She was a recipient of the NAC Georgette Chen Scholarship 2003/4 and the Young Artist Award in 2012 conferred by the National Arts Council Singapore.
The artist is represented by STPI (Singapore), Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong) and Gusford Gallery (Los Angeles). www.genchua.com
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Uhm” as a conclusive phrase.
What is your favourite place to see art?
Museum of Human Disease at UNSW, Sydney
Do you have a museum- or gallery-going routine?
It’s always STPI
What’s your favourite post-gallery watering hole or restaurant?
Raimah Eating House at Kembangan
Do you collect anything?
I have a serious collection of zines, specifically ones with odd folds. The Bokship in Bethnal Green, London feeds my obsession. It’s also my favourite haunt.
What’s the last artwork you purchased?
Prefer to have plants and other intangibles
What work of art do you wish you owned?
Nothing in mind. I want a plant called Tillandsia Tectorum.
What would you do to get it?
I express this wish on The Artling and wait for someone to get it for me.
What’s your art world pet peeve?
What international art destination do you most want to visit?
What under-appreciated artist, gallery, or work do you think people should know about?
All versions of “Isle of the Dead” by Arnold Böcklin
Who is your favourite living artist?
What is the last great book you read?
Lillith by J.R. Salamanca.
The exhibition opens at GUSFORD Gallery, Los Angeles from 11th July- 23rd August 2014
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