Shubigi Rao

Singapore-based Shubigi Rao is an artist and writer whose interests range from archaeology, neuroscience, language, libraries and books, cultural histories, contemporary art theory, and unfashionable branches of knowledge, to natural history and the environment. Her complex layered installations comprise books, drawings and etchings, video and pseudo-science machinery, metaphysical puzzles, ideological board games and archives, and have been exhibited and collected in Singapore and internationally. She is currently visiting public and private collections, libraries and archives globally for Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book, a decade-long film, book and visual art project about the history of book destruction, and will be Artist in Residence at CCA Singapore (Oct 2015 - Jan 2016). Her awards include the Creation Grant (2013), Presentation Grant (2013, 2012), and twice the Award for Excellence in the Arts for most outstanding student of the year (MFA 2008, BFA 2006). She also holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Delhi University, India.