Associate Artist Programme (2022/23 Cycle)Artists
Kanchana Gupta (b.1974, India)
Kanchana Gupta’s practice has been described as a process-driven exploration of, and response to, urban environments. Based in Singapore, her body of work explores the pressures of unprecedented migrations, rapid urbanisations, and globalisation through the materiality of paint and sculptural techniques — subjecting her medium to extreme manual and industrial duress.
More recently, she's interested in investigating the framework of femininity and the narrative of sexualised presentations of the female body by deconstructing paradigms of femininity that are portrayed and fetishised in mainstream culture and media.
Her works have been presented in Singapore and internationally, and are part of institutional and private collections in Singapore, and in private collections within Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong and USA.
Kanchana will explore the origins, economics and market forces of textile shops in Kampong Gelam, and build on her research of femininity through the lens of textiles and fashion.