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Presenting Pastness

Zoya Chaudhary

Solo Exhibition

15 - 23 April 2023, 11am - 7pm
Opening: 14 April 2023, 5 - 8pm

Our memories of the past are not only from lived experiences but also dominated by media information. During covid lockdown, the things that mark our days vanished and time took on a flat, seamless quality. Giving shape to time and creating movement in our physically static life became a conscious endeavour.

‘Presenting Pastness’ refers to the fragile material outcome of the works as testament to the fragility of the juxtaposition of time, space, and fleeting emotions. The objects presented are material outcome of Zoya’s reflections during strict COVID restriction in Singapore, as an emotive negotiation in relation to collected newsprint articles of that time. The works crafted from newspapers replicate the filtered screens of the Jali, a recurring form in Zoya’s practice, through which the perception of the real and recorded may be filtered or fragmented.

About the Artist(s)

Zoya Chaudhary is an artist born in India and a resident of Singapore since 2011. She works across mediums including installation, video, cut-out collage & painting. Zoya’s art practice is focused on exploring ideas of subjectivity, perception & memory. Her works begin with the personal, and then build to consider ways the personal interacts with larger public narrative. Zoya has worked as a visual artist, designer and illustrator in India and Singapore since 2005. She has also designed and performed for several theatre productions in India. She has been exhibiting her art in exhibitions and art fairs in Singapore and abroad. Her works are part of several private collections worldwide.

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