21 July 2010

Uniquely Singapore? a generi-City project, Features: Agnes Yit

Agnes Yit Mun Khwan has recently completed & passed the 4th year in Architectural course in the Architectural Association London School of Architecture, AA London, UK. She has obtained
the UK RIBA Part One Certification, after completing the 3rd year of the course in 2009.

She has previously completed with a Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours) in Interior designing conferred by B.I.A.D, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, conducted at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore from 2001 to 2002. Agnes also received the most outstanding achievement award for Bachelor of Arts (with honours) in Interior Design awarded by LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in 2002. She has completed her Diploma in Interior Design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1996 with a merit award and in the same year she has also received an Honorable Mention awarded by IFI `95 NAGOYA, World Interior Design Congress, International Interior Design Fair `95 NAGOYA Executive Committee & Design Nagoya Organizing Committee, Japan.

Agnes is also one of the finalists selected from Singapore in the Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) and exhibited for the business of design week in Hong Kong Design Centre & the Exhibition & Convention Hall, Hong Kong in 2002.

A member of The Artists Village, Singapore since1998, she has worked as an Interior Designer/ Consultant for the past 11 years since 1996, and consistently participated in various local and international art exhibitions & performance festivals in various countries. As a Visual Artist, Agnes has consistently been trying to explore various aspects of expressions and experimentations in her works. Most often to communicate & connect with the audiences through gestures presented in Performance Art and Spatial awareness created in her Installation works. She believe in making direct engagement with people/ audiences who creates a platform which allows her to make awareness to the general public and constantly engage herself through these opportunities to continue the engagement process with people, which is rewarding to her practice and as representative from Singapore to promote art & to encourage more art exchanges with the International Art circuit, in this instant, it is an exchange between Singapore and European art practitioners.

Recent & Past Performance Art Festivals/ Events/ Exhibitions she had participated include (London) UK, (Belfast) UK, (Sète and Montpellier) France, (Beijing) China, (Helsinki) Finland, (Hildesheim) Germany, (Bucheon-City, Kimcheon-City, Sacheon- City & Chungju) Korea, (Fuokuoka) Japan, (Bangkok & ChiangMai) Thailand, (Jogyjakarta & Jakarta) Indonesia, (Sydney) Australia & Singapore, including selected International Art Festivals/ Events namely IPAH 2008 Festival of Performance Art ZOOM! Südostasien (Hildesheim, Germany), LaBas 2007 (Helsinki, Finland), Maju Jaya 2007 (Yogyakarta), BIPAF 2007- Bucheon International Performance Art Festival (Korea), CIPAF 2007-Chungju International Performance Art Festival (Korea), FetterField 2006 & 2007 Singapore Performance Art Festival, Perfurbance 3 -“Spiritual Renewal” 2007 (Yogyakarta), Birds Migration: Indonesia International Performance Art Event [IIPAE] 2006 (Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta), Episode5 2006 Singapore Art Event, The 1st Fukuoka Asia Art Festival 2000 (Japan), SITUATION 2005 The Museum of Contemporary Art-MCA (Sdyney), Asiatopia 4 2002 (Bangkok), Fusion Strength 2003 (Yogyakarta), Future of Imagination 1 FOI 2003 (Substation, Singapore), AIM I 2000-Artists Investigating Monument (Singapore) & AIM 2-SENI 2004-Artists Investigating Monument (Singapore), and as organizer for „STORM‟ pixxel motion art 2003 (A Public Video Art Event under the Esplanade Bridge,