IMMORTALITY, PVC balloons, plastic sheets, helium, approx. 170 x 180 x 200 cm, 2018
Sookoon Ang is an artist living and working in Singapore and Paris. Her work is rooted in the philosophy of impermanence and interplay between the physical and metaphysical. Her association of seemingly contradictory materials and ideas poetically approaches problems of pictorial space and sculptural presence, often by engaging nuanced but transformative production techniques to create objects that question rational perceptions.
Her work has been shown in Palais de Tokyo, Beijing Biennale, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Singapore Biennale and forthcoming at M+ Museum in Hong Kong. Ang has also been awarded several international fellowships including the Freeman Fellowship and Asia-Pacific fellowship. The residencies she has participated in are the Rijksakademie, MASS MoCA and ISCP to name a few. Her films and videos have been screened in many significant film platforms such as Arte, International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, and International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal.