tiffany-singh

Tiffany Singh

Auckland

Biography

Tiffany Singh is an Installation based social practice artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient culture. She was born in New Zealand of Maori, Indian and Pacific Island decent. Her interest in cultural preservation and desire to integrate this into her arts practice led to Singh working in the Volunteer sector in northern India in 2005. Using arts as a tool for education, empowerment and communication Singh has grounded her career trajectory by identifying with using art as a means to generate and effect change and address communal well being. Since returning to New Zealand in 2008 she has applied a similar framework to her practice, working on sustainable community outreach and focusing on participatory works that have community building as their primary objective, whilst exploring her academic enquiry of the role of the sacred in contemporary society. Recent projects include: Fly Me Up To Where You Are; an extensive socially-driven project in collaboration with Council Festival bodies and institutions in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

Singh was awarded the Colin McCahon Residency where she explored themes of healing through addressing grief, death and dying in the social practice project Calling A Circle that has been integrated by Hospice West Auckland.

Selected Exhibitions:

2015: Visiting Asia, Hastings City Art Gallery, New Zealand / Fly Me Up To Where You Are, New Zealand Arts Festival Wellington, New Zealand / Enshrine, Corbans Estate Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand / Mahubhata Uxbridge, Auckland, New Zealand /Cycles Eco Mural, Santa Fe Food Justice Residency New Mexico, USA /

Imagine Asia Sundari Jal, Pataka Art & Museum Wellington, New Zealand / Wave of Possibility (solo) Melanie Roger Gallery

 

Residencies:

2015: Food Justice Residency , Santa Fe Arts Institute, Sante Fe, USA

2014: Brick Bay Summer Artist, Matakana, New Zealand / Kathmandu, Contemporary Arts Centre, Nepal

2012: Lucas Artists Residency at Montalvo Arts Center, California, USA / Colin McCahon Residency, Auckland, New Zealand

2012:  Sydney Biennale Artist in Residence, Sydney Australia / Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency at 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India

2011: Auckland Print Studio, Lithography Suite, Auckland New Zealand / Creative New Zealand & National University of Samoa, Apia, Samoa

 

Collections:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

 

Awards:
Human Rights Commission, Most inspiring project, Fly Me Up To Where You Are (2013)

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Tiffany Singh’s project for Sculpture on the Gulf is supported by the Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme and the Albert-Eden Local Board.

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