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Show RCA 2019

Genevieve Leong

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Major project:


Configurations is a site-specific installation centred around the idea of lingering, of being slow to disappear. The installation consists of various assemblages of found and readily available objects that seemingly obstruct the viewer's movements, yet simultaneously invite the viewer into its web of a slowburning, strange and precarious gathering of objects. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, elements in the installation will be rearranged by the artist, rendering different permutations of the work on different days. The work is at once a tribute to the ecology of objects that are believed to be just as alive as we are, as well as a collapse of rational understanding.

The installation is accompanied by a publication by the artist titled: A pocket dictionary of non-understanding.


  • Genevieve Leong is a visual artist whose practice attempts to visualise the intangible. Beginning with the immaterial, her work often combines text, photography, found objects and the manipulation of space to create what she describes as 'an almost physical image'. Her work seeks to shed new light onto her emotions, sensations and realisations.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art: Photography and Digital Imaging, Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Gallery assistant, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, 2015–17
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Configurations', Supernormal Space, Singapore, 2019; 'Playing Houses', Flat Time House, London, 2019; 'Terminal O', The Horse Hospital, London, 2019; 'Deviations', 59 Hackney Road, London, 2019; 'Fantasy Island', ISLANDS, Peninsular Shopping Centre, Singapore, 2018; 'Lose yourself along the way', 9 Norris Road, Singapore, 2018; 'New Margins' by THEBOOKSHOW, DECK, Singapore, 2018; 'DISRUPT' by Subject Matter, London, U2018; Noise Singapore 2016 Alumni Exhibition, Esplanade Concourse, Singapore, 2016; 'Undescribed', DECK, Singapore, 2016; 'Reiterated Spaces', Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore, 2015; Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2014
  • Publications

  • 'A pocket dictionary of non-understanding', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 100, 2019; 'All the land left free', Genevieve Leong and Tom Medwell, Edition of 50, 2019; 'Not too sure', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 50, 2018; 'Our breaths are short, this breeze untameable', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 100, 2018; 'Air', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 50, 2017; 'If skin were pink', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 50, 2016; '180°', Genevieve Leong, Jocelyn Ang & Leanna Teoh, Edition of 100, 2015; 'Come Home', Genevieve Leong, Unique Edition, 2014; 'secrets', Genevieve Leong, Edition of 100, 2014
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