Whitecliffe Foundation Lecturer
Tiffany Singh is a New Zealand Installation based artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient cultures. Born in New Zealand, of Maori, Indian and Pacific Island decent Singh has been based in India and New Zealand since 2005, and continues to exhibit in both locations. This mix of cultures and aesthetics is evident in Singh’s work, which consists largely of natural mixed media based installation. What makes Singh’s work uniquely her, is the purpose and meaning behind each body of work, which often comes to actualization through community engagement. Her use of ceremonial and ritualistic materials gathered from the everyday in order to transcend culture is what Singh is most recognized for. Singh was one of three artists to represent New Zealand at last months Sydney Biennale. This non-profit organisation that presents Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event is held every two years.
Image: The Biennale of Sydney