Alecia Neo

"My practice deals with how we experience and cope with loss, and the healing rituals we adopt. I am interested in how our environment shapes our behaviour, and how active listening and participation can aid in shifting public perception. I also create frameworks or platforms for individuals and communities to meet and create art projects together."

 

Unseen: Touch Field (2014)

Braille book, video projection and sound 

Photo credit : Alecia Neo

 

Initiated in 2012 as a residency project to work with sight-impaired participants at the Eden Social Welfare Foundation in Taiwan, Unseen: Touch Field invites visitors to experience their reality. Core to the work is the artist’s observation that people are more alike than often believe to be true: the ability of the sight-impaired to adjust and adapt to challenging conditions is a human characteristic the work conveys.

Timothy Ng, 24-hour Straitjacket, 2016, Performance involving local newspaper, Approximately 3 x 3 x 3 meters

Unseen: Touch Field (2014)

Braille book, video projection and sound 

Photo credit : Alecia Neo

Alecia has been developing projects centering on sight-impaired communities since 2013. Working together with project participants and collaborators, they explore how meaning and narratives are translated in the absence of sight. She is also an Artist Lead with Brack, a trans-border arts platform for socially engaged artists. 

 

 

Alecia Neo

info@alecianeo.com

www.alecianeo.com

www.unseenart.co

 

Born 1986, Singapore.

 

BA in Photography and Digital Imaging, 2009 Nanyang Technological University

BA in Photography, 2008 Maryland Institute College of Art

 

Alecia’s debuted in 2011 with a site-specific project at the residence of the late Dr Nalla Tan. She has since been active in group exhibitions including Sensorium 360 (2014, Singapore Art Museum) and Art & Faith (2012, M1 Fringe Festival, Singapore). In 2012, she spent four months in artist residency with Cittadelarte-Fondazione Pistoletto’s UNIDEE programme (Biella, Italy).