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Fri, 21 Jul


Art Outreach Singapore

ProDev Series: Do the Hustle with Chow and Lin

How hard do you have to hustle to launch a successful career in art?

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ProDev Series: Do the Hustle with Chow and Lin
ProDev Series: Do the Hustle with Chow and Lin

Time & Location

21 Jul 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Art Outreach Singapore, 5 Lock Rd, #01 06, Singapore 108933


About the event

*Please Note! Participants need to register individually. You may not list your name twice for 2 seats or register more than 1 ticket. Priority will be given to practicing artists and curators, along with art students.

How hard do you have to hustle to launch a successful career in art?!

Despite starting out in fields of photojournalism and economic research respectively, Singaporean duo Chow and Lin’s profound visual projects have found great success in the contemporary art world. In June, their decade-long project The Poverty Line was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York as a permanent collection.

How did they establish their artistic practice without existing networks in the art scene, and hustle to open doors for themselves? In this session, Chow and Lin will share candidly about their journey in the art world, focusing on the opportunities they took to develop their profile as artists, and how they actively sought out and formed new relationships and connections in the scene.

The 45 minute talk will be followed by 45 minutes of Q&A.

About the Artists

Husband and wife duo Chow and Lin have been using statistical, mathematical, and computational techniques to address global issues through their collaborative work since 2010. Drawing on their discursive backgrounds in economics, public policy, and media, further augmented by enduring exchanges with specialists from those fields, their works take a typological, photographic approach. Their multi-disciplinary projects have not only been referenced by the World Bank and United Nations, but are also in the permanent collections of art institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing.

Stefen Chow (b. 1980, Malaysia) is a visual artist and photographer whose has been awarded by Tokyo Type Director’s Club, World Press Photo, National Geographic and worked with institutions including Smithsonian Magazine, GEO, Science and Nature. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore.

Lin Huiyi (b. 1980, Singapore) is an economic by training and market researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the Tsinghua University – MIT Sloan School International MBA Program.

They are currently based in Beijing, China.

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