Sensual, exuberant and optimistic. These are adjectives used by one New Zealand gallery to describe the engaging works of social practice artist Tiffany Singh – works to be “encountered with joy”.
Of Māori, Indian and Pacific Island descent, Tiffany identifies as an NZ/Asian artist. The three residencies in Asia that she has had through the Foundation – 1 Shanthi Rd in Bangalore, the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre and Taipei Artist Village – have helped define her career.
“I was able to operate as a contemporary Asian artist and further my art identity through my content inquiry and my aesthetic development,” Tiffany says.
“In New Zealand there’s more focus on Māori and Pacific art. A contemporary Asian lens is on the periphery. The residencies connected me with Asian contemporaries on a similar professional trajectory.”