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)
2014 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - Goldsmiths College, UK
2014 - 2019 | Artistic Director, Mural Lingo, Singapore
2013 - 2014 | Braille transcriber & Illustrator, Association of the Visually Handicapped, Singapore
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
2017 | Bag Factory Arts, (Visiting Artist Program - 3 Months) Johannesburg, South Africa
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