Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis is an artist, writer, Assistant Professor, School of Art Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University Singapore and founder of The Migrant Ecologies Project (www.migrantecologies.org). Her practice encircles nature in art and visual culture, materiality and memory in Southeast Asia.  
Davis’ work has been featured in numerous world festivals and museums, including the ISEA (USA 2013), Singapore Art Museum (2014), National Museum of Singapore (2012-14), The Barbican UK (2013), Prix COAL Awards Paris 2011. Her six-year research into stories of wood in Southeast Asia launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Art/Science Festival in 2013, with a further incarnation at NUS Museum from June 2014-Feb 2015. Part of the work features in a permanent exhibit on Trees and DNA in the Singapore Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (2015).
Lucy’s animated short Jalan Jati screened in over 60 international venues including Rotterdam IFF (2013), Yamagata IDFF (2103). Accolades include the Promotion Award at Oberhausen ISFF (2012), two Singapore Short Film Awards (2013), Jury Mention for Technical Achievement ISFF Ahvaz Iran (2015). Migrant Ecologies’ research was nominated for the APBC Signature Asia Pacific Art Prize Singapore Art Museum (2011).
Davis is Southeast Asia contributor for Antennae, The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (UK) and has written for: Considering Animals; The Documenta #12 Reader; Broadsheet Art & Culture; ArtAsiaPacific; Inter-Asia Cultural Studies; and NU: The Nordic Art Review. Lucy was Founding Editor of the Singapore critical publication series FOCAS Forum on Contemporary Art & Society from 2000-2007.