Bio

A'shua Imran (b. 1986) is a Singaporean artist working primarily in the medium of painting and performance. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Goldsmiths, UK) in 2014, and has since presented his works in Singapore, The Netherlands, Egypt, U.K. South Africa and Spain.

Currently, Imran is the founder and artistic director of Mural Lingo, a Singapore-registered social enterprise engaged in the arts, education and publishing. He founded the independent platform in 2014 with the primary focus on offering an incubation space where undergraduates and recent graduates can develop their skills and sustain their art practice.

Over the past years, Imran has collaborated with and completed commissions for organisations and institutions such as Google, National University Singapore, Red Cross - Singapore, World Wildlife Fund - Singapore and more. He also participated in a 10 weeks artist-in-residence programme in 2017 at Johannesburg, South Africa.

Since 2014, Imran has given talks and ran workshops in educational institutions such as GEMS World Academy (Singapore), Wits School of Art (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Carmarthen School of Art, (Wales, U.K.). He was also invited as a Mentor to the Young Singaporeans Conference 2018 by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore.

He is currently based in Singapore and actively involved in local and international projects as an independent artist and art director.

Photo credits: Yusri Yusoff | Text by: Marianne Tan (Art Manager)

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Curriculum vitae

 

Academics:

2014 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - Goldsmiths College, UK

Professional experiences:

2014 - 2019 | Artistic Director, Mural Lingo, Singapore
2013 - 2014 | Braille transcriber & Illustrator, Association of the Visually Handicapped, Singapore

Selected exhibitions/performances:

2019 | “Antithesis”, Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia

2019 | “Backstage”, Stamford Arts Center, Singapore

2018 | “Not the norm”, Goodman Arts Center, Singapore

2018 | "Sunya", Wuwei Series, Your Mother Gallery, Singapore

2017 | "Becoming", Post-residency exhibition at Bag Factory Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017 | "Performance Art Resource Orchestrator", Intersections Gallery, Singapore

2016 | "Antenna Galaxy - UFO Project", Neon Lights Festival, Font Canning, Singapore

2016 | "Antithesis",  Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

2016 | "Toride City Urban Development Through Walls", Toride, Japan

2015 | "There is no Box", Pinacotheque de Paris Museum , Singapore

2015 | "Passive Aggressive Bonds", Harbouring New Truth, Marina South Pier, Singapore

2015 | "Easy come, easy go", Latent Space Gallery, Haw Par Villa, Singapore

2014 | "100th Feature exhibition", Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

2012| "Now! Serendipity", KERS Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 | "Squares invasion 50 x 50" , INSTINC Gallery, Singapore

2011 | "Found Objects", Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore 

2011 | "A cartographic desire", Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, SG

2010 | "Photography Foundation show", Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts

Awards & Grants:

2018 | LifeLong Learning Institute, funding for community project, mural workshops for autistic children, Singapore

2017 | Overseas Sponsorship Programme, 'Art Residency at Johannesburg, South Africa', Yayasan Mendaki, Singapore

2017 | Noise x Matchbox Grant - National Arts Council, 'A Migrant Mural', NUS, Singapore 

2016 | Marketing and Development Grant, NAC, 'ANTITHESIS' Project at Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

2014 | Matchbox Project Grant, NAC, Performance workshop at School of the Deaf, Singapore

2010 | Mural of the Year Award, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

Residencies:

2017 | Bag Factory Arts, (Visiting Artist Program - 3 Months) Johannesburg, South Africa


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