About

 

NORAH LEA (b. 1993, Singapore) is a multidisciplinary artist whose works investigate the performative aspects of our identities. Her work is rooted in self-portraiture, exploring themes such as gender, sexuality and ethnicity through photography, film, performance and spoken word.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Group: 

2018 Waning, Waxing at ION Art Gallery

2018 The Local People’s AC | DC Power Station Art Market at Pasir Panjang Power Station

2018 Malais A Trois at 233 Joo Chiat Road #03-02 by sobandwine

2018 Deciphering Clothes: The Troublemakers’ Wardrobe by Hatch Art Project

 

Solo:

2018 In Love at Coda Culture

 

PERFORMANCES

2018 Destination: INK [Love is a verb]

2018 Destination: INK [Pride Edition]

2018 Transit III by Indignation SG

2018 BooksActually X Destination Ink’s Spoken Word event for The World’s Loneliest Bookstore

2018 In Your Image for The Local People’s AC | DC Power Station Art Market at Pasir Panjang Power Station

2018 Bujang *apok for The Soul Lounge @ soft/WALL/studs by Diva Agar

2018 Contradiction XIV by Indignation SG

2018 Restaging of Bujang *apok for Ruang-Sunyi Publication Launch

2018 President’s Young Talents 2018 opening performance for Zarina Muhammad at 8Q@SAM

2018 contemplation/reclamation for I.D (The Body’s Still Warm)

2018 Othered Tongues - An Evening of Spoken Word for Other Tongues Festival

PUBLICATIONS

2018 Sandmag: Exercising Performance in Art

2018 Frieze Issue 198: Norah Lea Reclaims the Transgender Experience from Mainstream Media

2018 Objects Lessons Space: Norah Lea on Accessibility, The Performance of Love and Representing A Queer Narrative On Her Own Terms

2018 The Local Rebel #2: Mandi Bunga by Norah Lea

2017 Swee Zine: In Love by Norah Lea

2017 Culturepush: In Love by Norah Lea

SPEAKING:

2018 Panel Speaker, The Local Rebel Panel on ‘Intersectional Feminism’ at AWARE Singapore

2018 Guest Speaker, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design, Fine Art Year 3 Photography students

2018 Panel Speaker, ‘Letters from an Otherness inside Otherness’ Panel, moderated by Alfian Saat for Other Tongues Festival