Shahmen Suku

Dublin Core

Title

Shahmen Suku

Contributor

Coverage

Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Shahmen

Surname or Business Name

Suku

Years Affiliated

2023 - 2024

Birth Date

1987

Birthplace

Singapore

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Shahmen Suku (b.1987, Singapore) is a performance artist who works between Sydney and Canberra, Australia. Drawing from his personal experience of growing up in a matriarchal Tamil household in Singapore, Shahmen’s body of work explore multifaceted perspectives on migration, displacement, race, culture, colonisation, and gender identity. The personal, poignant, and irreverent narratives generated around these themes are conveyed through performances, installations, and video works and they are often voiced by his alter ego, Radha. His recent projects include 5,6.7.8, Penrith Regional Gallery, Australia (2022); Oil Room, Club 4A, 4A Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia (2022); Queer Ecologies – Rivus, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2022); Skin Deep, Queer Contemporary, National Art School, Sydney, Australia (2021). From 2019 to 2022, he was part of Australian ABC TV’s live music television programme The Set. In 2022, Shahmen received the Incubator – NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship with Griffin Theatre Company.

Country of Practice

Contributor Type

Files

Shahmen SUKU.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Shahmen Suku,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4573.

Item Relations

This Item References Item: Shahmen Suku