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Zinkie Aw’s photos have been published in The Sunday Times (UK), Kult Magazine, Catalog (Singapore), The Straits Times (Singapore), Weekend Weekly (HK), 《 L a V i e . 漂 亮 》 (Taiwan) etc. and also featured in various online news like Invisible Photographer Asia, Designboom.com, PetaPixel, PSFK and other feature sites. Her works have also also exhibited in the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris exhibition (2013), Galeri Petronas in Kuala Lumpur (2013) and Goodsman Arts Centre, ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City locally. Additionally, she has also been selected to attend the Angkor Photo Workshop (2012), and also garnered Honourable Mentions (Lifestyle; Deeper Perspective categories) in the International Photography Awards (2013) .

She has exhibited in the Dali International Photography Exhibition (2015) and her work on Singlish (Singaporelang— What the Singlish?) is on a roving exhibition since Aug 2015. In 2014, ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau (A Story about Trash and People)’ is exhibited as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) at the Singapore National Museum. ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’ was award the Honourable Mention in Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (2014). Her single photograph ‘Crow Feet and Misters’ was commended in the International Street Photography Awards (2014). Her work ‘Eye’ was a finalist in the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards (Portraits), exhibited at Petronas Twin Towers.  In the 5th ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition (ASEAN Lifestyle) category, ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’ is exhibited as Honourable Mention.


Artist Statement

For her choice of photo stories, Singaporean photographer Zinkie Aw often photographs habits: Habits of people.

Some series are flamboyant ways in which she thinks aloud, and these works are the precipitation of careful introspection she has day-to-day, and reactions to the society that she lives in. These photographs often incorporate the colourful and quirky manner.

Other than these personal photo series, Zinkie does corporate events photography and portraiture work, alongside involving herself in education and outreach programmes. The corporate site is currently under construction. You may email her at zinkie@ishoothabits.com for collaboration discussions.


Activities: Exhibitions, Showcases, Sharing

2017

• Co-curator for ‘The Italian Connection’, an 89th Anniversary exhibition showcase for The Fullerton Heritage at The Fullerton Hotel.
Conducted Heritage trail walk for ‘A Hunt of Lions in the Lion City‘ for children.

• Workshop and Talk for SMU (2 sessions).

• Workshop and Lecture for St Andrew’ School.

•  Keynote Speaker for 6th Singapore Student Photography Conference (SSPC).

• Interview and feature on TODAY online’s social media platforms. A Singaporean photography monthly series via Medium.com. ‘Singaporelang – What the Singlish?’.

• Returning Workshop Instructor for River Valley High School — Portfolio-Making for Year 6s (1 Term)

• Adjunct Tutor: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU

2016

• National Library Board’s National Reading Day — Sharing of Singaporelang book

• One of the Panel Judges: Singapore Young Photographers’ Convention hosted by Canon Singapore

• Artist Talk at National Museum of Singapore, Mar 2016. “A Lighter Side of History: Saying More with Less: Interpretations of Singlish”.

• Returning Workshop Instructor for River Valley High School — Portfolio-Making for Year 6s (1 Semester)

• Organiser and Artist for Solo Travelling Exhibition: ‘Singaporelang – What the Singlish?’. Sep 2015 – 2016. Various locations including Bugis+ Mall,  Lot One Mall, Bedok Mall and 7 National Libraries. (Singapore)

• SG Magazine: Cover Page & Interview Feature on Zinkie Aw and her work: Republic of Pulau Semakau. February 24 Issue.

2015
(New Work) ‘TANLINES: An Anatomy’ Group Exhibition: Oct – Nov 2015. Noise Singapore (10 Years of) Alumni Show Galeris Nila & Utama @ The Foothills at Fort Canning Park .  (Singapore)

‘Singaporelang — What the Singlish?’ Solo Roving Exhibition: Sep 2015 ~ 2016 (Singapore)

‘Singaporelang — What the Singlish?’ Group Exhibition. Societe Generale Gallery, Alliance française de Singapour. Sep 10- Oct 3 2015. (Singapore) 

‘Singaporelang — What the Singlish?’ Solo Exhibition. Objectifs, Lower Gallery. Aug 13 – Sep 23. (Singapore)

Twentyfifiteen.sg: The Exhibition @ Esplanade. ‘Singaporelang — What the Singlish?’ Group Exhibition. Aug 2015 – Jan 2016. (Singapore)

Dali International Photography Exhibition (DIPE). GOLD & GREEN: The Making of Singapore Photography. (China)
‘Republic of Pulau Semakau (A Story about Trash and People)’. Group Exhibition.

Community Skyart on Hawker Stories: Chong Pang PAssionArts Festival 2015. (Group Exhibition together with student participants). *This project is awarded one of the Top 10 Installation Art of all works displayed in 2015, and was re-displayed at Ngee Ann City in the Singapore W.O.W (Works Of Wonder) – the PAssionArts Festival Closing Exhibition.

Solo Exhibition: ‘Home Store-ies: Singapore Storerooms’ series.
At The Arts House at Old Parliament Lane, Singapore.  With The Arts House Open House.

5th ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition (ASEAN Lifestyle): ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’. Honourable Mention (Singapore Entrant).
At Hanam (Hanam Art Center, 27 January – 15 February) and Gyeongju (Gyeongju Arts Center, 3 -29 March), Group Exhibition

Pop-Up Noise Photography Showcase:  ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’ series.
April 2015. Roving Exhibition:  Kovan Hub, Asia Square, One Raffles Place. Group Exhibition. (Singapore)

2014
Milan Image Art & Design Fair, MIA&D (Singapore): ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau (A Story about Trash and People)’ 
At Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Center

4th Singapore International Photography Festival  (Singapore): ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau (A Story about Trash and People)’
At National Museum of Singapore, Group Exhibition

2013
Px3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Paris): ‘Worn-out Legacy’. Single Portrait, Group Exhibition

KL Photo Awards (Malaysia): ‘Eye’. Single Portrait, Group Exhibition

Celebrating Orchard @ Ngee Ann City (Singapore): Co-organised by Singapore National Heritage Board
‘Impressions from the Ground’, Group Exhibition

Noise Singapore Festival Showcase, Photography Exhibition (Singapore): ‘Once Upon A Gangnam Style’ (Series); ‘Stasis’ on prints display. Noise Catalogue 2013.  Other selected works on LED screens. 
ION Orchard, Group Exhibition

2012
Angkor Photo Workshop Festival Slideshow (Angkor Photo Workshops) (Cambodia): ‘Space Inheritance’. Group Slideshow

Atelier at fivefootway inn (Singapore): ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau’. Group Exhibition

CrazyWorld Cafe (Singapore): ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau’. Solo Exhibition

Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore: ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau’. The Apprenticeship Programme. Group Exhibition

Heritage Connects @ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Sept 2012): ‘Portraits at the Railway’. Organised by National Heritage Board. Group Exhibition.

Goodman Arts Centre: Urban Moments Photography Showcase. Group Exhibition.

SIDEWALK: Street Photography Exhibition: IPA Gallery. Group Exhibition by Invisible Photographer Asia.

2011
National Library Board (Singapore): ‘iLove you, Baby (Big Hands, Small Screens)’. Group Exhibition.

The Noise Sg Showcase: Group Exhibiton. 

Singapore My Home Reflections (1 distinction, 2 merits, DSLR category) (Singapore)
At MICA Building; ION Orchard; Marina Barrage; Singapore Discovery Centre 


Media Mentions / Interviews  

Kindly check back again for consolidation of previous years’ works like Republic of Pulau Semakau, or Home Store-ies!

Mar 2017: Interview and feature on TODAY online’s social media platforms. A Singaporean photography monthly series via Medium.com. ‘Singaporelang – What the Singlish?’.

Feb 2016: SG Magazine: Cover Page & Interview Feature on Zinkie Aw and her story series on ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau’

Nov 2015: WKWSCI Alumni Magazine: “Our Nation Through their Lenses

Nov 2015: NUS Campus Eye “Singaporelang exhibition explores Singlish

Oct 2015: 100.3 UFM Singaporelang — What the Singlish? Book Promo ( 1 week )

Sep 2015: omy.sg: “Singlish brought to life in new photo book

Sep 2015: “Power la! Talented S’porean brings Singlish to life with new photo book

Sep 2015: Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报— What the Singlish? Artist Interview, Book and Exhibition mention

Sep 2015: My Paper on Singaporelang — What the Singlish? Photo Book

Asiaone: Singlish brought to life

Sep 2015: Culturepush: “Singaporelang-What the Singlish? by Zinkie Aw” 

Sep 2015: AsiaX on Singaporelang — What the Singlish? Exhibition

Jul 2015: Business Times: Vignettes of a nation on ‘Meet the Candi-dates’ in group show

Jun 2015: 95.8FM (Mediacorp Radio) on Singaporelang — What the Singlish? Work-in-Progress

Mar 2015: Canon EOS World Interview on Street Photography 

Feb 2015: Twentyfifteen.sg ‘Singaporelang’ Zinkie Aw Speaks to Leonard Goh

“Singaporelang” Book Retail Stores:
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You may also find copies at the National Library.


Awards

2014
> International Photography Awards: Honourable Mention, Deeper Perspective category, ‘Home Store-ies’
> International Photography Awards: Honourable Mention, Environmental category, ‘Home Store-ies’
> 5th ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition: Honourable Mention (Seoul), ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’
> PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris: Honourable Mention: ‘Meet the Candi-Dates’ (Paris)
> International Street Photography Awards: Main Award Commended, Colour. ‘Crow Feet and Misters’ (London)

2013
PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris
– PX3 2013 – Gold Winner – ‘Worn-out Legacy’, Children Category
– PX3 2013 – Silver Winner -‘Same Same but Different’, Product Category, 2nd Place
– PX3 2013 – Bronze Winner – ‘ Republic of Pulau Semakau’, Other Category, 3rd Place 
(Paris)

International Photography Awards
– Category: Deeper Perspective, Honorable Mention
– Category: Lifestyle,Honorable Mention
 (United States)

KL Photo Awards: Finalist, Portraits Category. (Malaysia)

2012
Urban Moments Photography Contest (Singapore) 3rd Prize. Goodman Arts Centre. 


Talks & Workshops Hosted 

Associate Instructor at Canon Imaging Academy.

2016

Returning Workshop Instructor for River Valley High School — Portfolio-Making for Year 6s (1 Semester)

Artist Talk at National Museum of Singapore, Mar 2016. “A Lighter Side of History: Saying More with Less: Interpretations of Singlish”.

 

2015

Returning workshop Instructor for Anjali Photo Workshop, Angkor Photo Festival & Workshop. (Cambodia)

Public Talk: At Toa Payoh Public Library on Processes of Book-Making, ‘Singaporelang – What the Singlish’.

Talk and Book Launch: At Objectifs, for  ‘Singaporelang – What the Singlish’.

 

Radio: Singaporelang featured on 100.3 UFM. (Singapore)

PassionArts Festival – Chong Pang Community Centre – Making Photo-Stories: A 2-Month Workshop

Montage.sg Festival for National University of Singapore Photographic Society  – Street Photography Workshop & Outing ‘Down Memory Street‘ 

OCBC x Canon — Hit the Streets!

Raffles Girls School – “Facemaps” (3 sessions)

BHP Billiton — Street Photography: Intermediate Course

River Valley High School — Portfolio-Making for Year 6 (1 Semester)

Swiss Cottage Secondary School – “Facemaps” (4 sessions)

2014

Anjali Photo Workshop, Angkor Photo Festival & Workshop: Support us!

Street Photography & Travel Photography Lecture at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), for SIM Photography Club

“Find and Shoot: A Photographic Treasure Hunt” for Singapore International Photography Festival Education Programme at Bukit Merah Public Library, Singapore.

“FaceMap”, for Singapore International Photography Festival Education Programme, 2902 Gallery, Singapore.
– Maris Stella High School (4 sessions)
– Meridian Junior College

Memory Maker Series Shooting Selfies with Keepsakes, for National Library Board. (2 sessions)

JOURNEYS, 10-week mentor for youths, for Photovoice.sg, Singapore. (12 sessions)

“Photography, I Can Do” (Conducted In Mandarin), for Dramabox and Salvation Army, Singapore. (3 sessions)

Street Photography Workshop and Outing, for Canon Imaging Academy, Singapore. (~ 2012)

2013
SHARE IT! Meet the Trailblazers. Sharing motivation and processes of photo series ‘Republic of Pulau Semakau’ .

Curated by *scape and TedxYouth Singapore.

2013 – “Street Photography for You”, for River Valley High School

2013 – On Street Photography, for nEbO Weekend Workshop, Young NTUC, Singapore.

 


 Publication

2015
Photobook:  Singaporelang — What the Singlish?
Part of Twentyfifteen.sg initiative. Read interview here. To support, you can buy the print, “Relac One Corner” here
You maybe purchase a copy of the book here. 

2012
SIDEWALK: Street Photography Book
Produced by Invisible Photographer Asia

2011
Women’s Development Secretariat Coffeetable Book
‘All In A Woman’s Day’


 Collaborations & Fun Endeavours! (Come ‘Jio’ Me)

twentyfifteen.sg; facebook

#seasialive on instagram; facebook


 Education

Bachelor of Communication Studies (2nd Upper Honours), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  


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