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Chloë Manasseh, MFA, MA, AThR (b. 1990, London)

British / Israeli artist based in Singapore 

Artist Bio

 I am a British Artist based in Singapore and currently working between Europe and Asia. I completed my Master in Fine Arts from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2014, where I was the recipient of the Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship. 

My work has been exhibited internationally with exhibitions in USA, UK, Italy, Israel and Singapore. I have collaborated extensively with artists, musicians, clothing and interior designers on various projects around the world. Working between painting, print, video and large scale installations and sculptures, my work sits between experience and imagination, and considers the limits of representation in relation to the wholeness of experience.

Notable projects and exhibitions include CASA, a solo exhibition at Art Porters Gallery; a projection onto the canopy of the National Gallery of Singapore in conjuction with Singapore's 55th birthday celebrations (SG 2020); ‘The Fruitfulness of Forgetting’, a solo exhibition at The British High Commissioner’s residence in Singapore with Art Porters Gallery (SG 2019); ‘Palma Viva’, a 14m public installation at Changi City Point (SG 2018); a 25m mural at Facebook HQ Singapore as part of FB AIR programme (SG 2018), ‘The Deepest Blue’ exhibition at Block 7 Gillman Barracks (SG 2018), a solo show at NPE Art Residency and Gallery (SG 2017), The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (UK 2017), Multiplied at Christies Auction House (UK, 2015) and a commission by Università Cattolica UCSC Milan, for Expo Milan 2015 and the Vatican Pavilion at Expo (IT). Previous artist residencies include, Artist in Residence at The Winstedt School, Singapore; The Vagabond Hotel (SG, 2018); South Hampstead High School (UK 2016/17) and The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, ( CA, USA 2015).

Artist Statement

Working between observation and found imagery, my work evokes a sense of exotic escapism, whilst commenting on our inherent compulsion to bring nature indoors. Taking inspiration from intricate patterns, the natural landscape and the wilds of my imagination, my work reflects on how we inhabit space through visual identity. I am interested in the process by which imagination can intrude on physical space, influencing how people establish a connection to it. In unknown environments, spaces are re-negotiated, shaping our memories and identity in the landscape.

Deconstructing memories and direct experience into simple forms, my works sit between experience and imagination, and considers the limits of representation in relation to the wholeness of experience. Exploring the fragility of vision and ideas of remixing reality, I think about the relationship between individual and collective memory, my identity within space and my forged identity within new spaces.