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Artist Statement


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Tay Ining (b. 1988, Singapore) works at a metalworking shop. As an artist, she explores the neglected creative potential of fabrication industries in Singapore. Her sculptural works examine the phenomena of physical materials, the linguistics of depicted objects, and the extension of psychomotor skills. They are inspired by her encounters with the transformation of metal in the factory.

While she figures the potentials of metalworking, juggles her artistic visions and craftsmanship, she also helps other creatives realise their projects through the use of her metal workshop’s facilities. Being a collaborator helps her to discover ways in which different fields of study can align together.


Education


Ining did her B.F.A. at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media in 2011, majoring in Interactive Media. She is a participant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology GAMBIT (2010) program and a recipient of the National University of Singapore SHAPE (2014) grant, both of which were work residency in the United States. She is granted the Noise Singapore Award (2015) by the National Art Council to hold her first solo exhibition at the ION Art's Young Talent Programme Winners' Solo (2017).


2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Interactive Media. School of Art, Design and Media. Nanyang Technological University. Singapore.


Solo Exhibition


2017

Free Ripe Food Rots Fast, Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo

Orchard ION Art, Singapore


Group Exhibition / Collaboration


2021

Safe Exit
Collaborating with Shawn Chua Ming Ren & Ada Adhiyatma

State of Motion, Asian Film Archive, Singapore


2019

Auditory Intimacy, Scenography
Collaborating with Jereh Leung, Jing Ng, Irfan Kasban, Alfonse Chiu & Hoo Kuan Cien

Dance Nucleus, Singapore


2019

The only paradise is paradise lost, Artist-run

Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore


2018

RAID, Artist-run, Singapore Art Week

Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter, Singapore


2016

Young Talent Programme, Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair, Singapore


2016

Untapped Emerging, Visual Arts Development Association (VADA)

Shophouse 5, Singapore


2016

OH! Potong Pasir, OH! Open House

Potong Pasir, Singapore


2016

Dancing on the spot, Artist-run

Mettle Work, Singapore


2015

C. 2015 - , Noise Singapore The Apprenticeship Programme

Chapel Gallery, Singapore


2015

Seeing them differently in Metalworking

Flaneur Gallery, Singapore


2011

minimART 1.0

Substation, Singapore


2011

ADM Show, School of Art, Design and Media

The Old School Gallery, Singapore


Residency / Work Experience


2014 - Ongoing

Metal Fabricator

Choon Hoe Heng Engineering, Singapore


2016

NPE Art Residency, Printing Office

NPE Print Communications, Singapore


2013

User Experience Designer

Schell Games, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


2012

Workshop Apprentice

Singapore Tyler Print Institute - Creative Workshop and Gallery, Singapore


2010

Game Designer

MIT Game Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Awards / Grants


2016

Young Talent Programme Winners' Solo,
ION Art, Singapore


2015

Noise Singapore Award,
National Art Council, Singapore


2013

MDA - NUS SHAPE Grant,
Media Development Authority, Singapore


2010

MDA - MIT GAMBIT Grant,
Media Development Authority, Singapore


Art Fabrication / Handling


2021

Arts In Your Neighbourhood: Pasir Ris
Site Fabrication for Archipelago
by Jaxton Su

E!Avenue, Singapore


2021

Light to Night Festival: __-in-progress

Fabrication for Mural Lingo's I Want to Go Home
By A'shua Imran

The Arts House, Singapore


2021

State of Motion 2021: Alternate/Opt Realities
Fabrication and Site-Installation for artists -- PURE EVER

Marina One, Singapore


2021

Art Fabrication for Solo Exhibition
I am a CON artist:
By Justin Lee

The Private Museum, Singapore


2020

Power Play: Invisible Lines
Exhibition Setup for the Artist-run Festival

The Arts House, Singapore


2020

What is the Current That Presents a Behaved Waist, Stephanie Jane Burt, Solo Exhibition
Metal Fabrication, Colour Matching, Flooring, and Lighting for Site Installation

Yeo Workshop, Singapore


2020

Arts Trail @ Macpherson 2020
Metal Fabrication & Site installation for "Collective Good"
By Ernest Goh

Circuit Road Hawker Centre, Singapore


2020

Art Fabrication for Solo Exhibition
They Used to Be My Playground – The Now Happiness Series.
A Solo Exhibition by Justin Lee

Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore


2019

Malay CultureFest 2019
Ke Datanganku Dari Laut ke Tanahmu (My Arrival from the Sea to your Land).
By Nhawfal Juma'at

Kallang Riverside, Singapore


2018

Arts in the Neighbourhood -- Woodlands
Metal Fabrication and Public Sculpture Installation for In This Space I Will Find You.
By Nhawfal Juma'at

Woodlands Waterfront, Singapore


To be continued.


Updated on 28th Feb 2021