ZARINA Muhammad and Zachary CHAN
About The Artists
Zarina Muhammad (b. 1982) is an artist, educator and researcher whose practice is constitutes a critical re-examination of oral histories, ethnographic literature and other historiographic accounts about Southeast Asia. She has been working on a long-term interdisciplinary project on Southeast Asia’s provisional relationship to the otherworldly and the immaterial. Recent exhibitions include those at Singapore Art Museum (2018), MOCA, Taipei (2019) and T-Works (2019). Her lecture performances have been presented at Indonesia Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta (2018); Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film (2017); LASALLE‚ Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2018, 2016) and The Substation (2016, 2020).
Zachary Chan (b. 1990) is a graphic designer by profession. He is the co-founder of design collective, crop.sg. He is also an occasional composer, sound designer and an amateur musician, participating in gamelan ensembles. As a musician, performances and collaborations include “Continuum” (2015-16) with the Observatory, “Pragmatic Prayers for the Kala at the Threshold” with Zarina Muhammad at the Singapore Art Museum, and “JOGJAKARFEST” (2020) with Singa Nglaras. As a composer, he was most recently involved with the first International Gamelan Festival (2018) held in Solo, and the Singapore Night Festival (2019).