Shubigi Rao

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Title

Shubigi Rao

Description

Shubigi Rao is a writer and visual artist. Her interests include archaeology and neuroscience, libraries, archival systems, histories, literature, contemporary art theory, and natural history.

Contributor

Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Shubigi

Surname or Business Name

Rao

Years Affiliated

2015-2016/2018/2019

Affiliation

NTU CCA Singapore

Birth Date

1975

Birthplace

India

Occupation

Writer
Artist

Biographical Text

Shubigi Rao is an artist and writer working with layered installations of books, etchings, drawings, pseudo-scientific machines, metaphysical puzzles, video works, ideological board games, and archives. These works demonstrate her diverse interests in subjects such as archaeology, neuroscience, libraries, archival systems, histories and lies, literature and violence, ecologies, and natural history. Her current decade-long art project, Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book, is about the history of book destruction. The first portion of the project, Written in the Margins, won the Juror’s Choice Award at the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018; and the project’s first book was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize (non-fiction) 2018. Rao graduated from Delhi University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, and a BA and MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She recently completed a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and has presented solo exhibitions at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore; Künstlerhaus Bethanien; National Museum of Singapore; Grey Projects, Singapore; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE. Rao’s work has been featured at Kochi Biennale (2018), Taipei Biennial (2016); Pune Biennale (2017); Singapour en France–Le Festival (2015); Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen (2013); and Singapore Biennale (2008).

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Citation

“Shubigi Rao,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/916.