Genevieve Chua (b. 1984, Singapore) is a painter who works primarily through abstraction. Her works explore structures and processes of painting through the use of diagram, palimpsest, syntax and the glitch. While notions of nature and wilderness persist across several works, the form taken by her exhibitions – image, text or object – is disrupted through painting.
Having undertaken her first residency at STPI in 2011, Chua returned in November 2019 for a new residency phase, creating print-based works that resonated with several of her ongoing series such as Edge Control, After the Flood and Swivels. Her upcoming exhibition at STPI titled Twofold, slated to open in February 2020, explores expanded ideas of painting.
Chua’s selected solo exhibitions include Closed During Opening Hours, LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2019); Vestigials and Halves, Project 7 1/2, Seoul (2017); Rehearsals for the Wilful, Silverlens, Manila (2016); and Parabola, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore (2014). She is the winner of the 2020 IMPART Award (artist category), and was conferred the Young Artist Award (2012) by the National Arts Council, Singapore.