TCotA Forum - Mona Choo

Summary

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

7th Aug 2015 12:30pm

End Date

7th Aug 2015 1:30pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact Information

TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Mona ChooMona Choo's work is heavily inspired by the intersection of science and spirituality and is informed by the theories of quantum physics. The nature of consciousness, of what constitutes our reality, of spatial dimensions beyond the three that we know, are all aspects of the fields of science and spirituality that continually drive her research and provide conceptual substance for the work.

Mona holds an MA in Art & Science from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Mona has exhibited in the US, including New York, as well as London, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum, the collection of the Printmaking Research Centre of Macao, corporate collections including the United Overseas Bank of Singapore, Leo Burnett, and private collections in Europe, Australia, the US and Asia. Her professional experience includes conducting printmaking workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2012, and other workshops at Central Saint Martins and the Maker Fair in London. Choo was also invited to exhibit, represent and coordinate the Singapore delegates to the inaugural Printmaking Triennial in Macao S.A.R in 2012.

Since 2014, she has been shortlisted for the Wapping Project Berlin residency, the South Place Hotel Art Prize, selected for the Central St Martins Graduate Consultancy Programme, and longlisted for the Signature Art Prize in the UK. She was invited to exhibit at the Pfeffer SS15 Fashion Press Day in London.

Her most recent shows include Art Stage Singapore 2015, and Art In Motion at Art-2 Gallery, part of Singapore Art Week 2015. She will have a solo show in Australia in 2016.

In her Art Forum presentation Mona will present her work within the context of art and science, and some of the challenges of interdisciplinary practice. She will touch on topics as diverse as the question of consciousness, the fourth dimension, and the issues that currently face mainstream scientists in the west.


image credit: Web (2014). Screenprint on polyester sheet, bent and secured into shape. Photo taken by artist.


TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.