Zoya Chaudhary is an artist born in India and a resident of Singapore for the last nine years.
She is interested in visual abstractions in relation to ideas of subjectivity and distortion in
today’s media informed world. Her particular interest is in how subjective filters of perception
are created from the cultural, physical and temporal vantage points affected by notions of
simulacra. Zoya has recently been using news media as her material, layering it with cutout repetitive patterns as screens. Zoya thinks of these determinate and
indeterminate repetitive actions on the material used to create these filters as a
communication system, where there is a play of both the conscious and unconscious,
bringing forth her own subjectivities. In her studio practice, Zoya seeks to explore the human desire to understand and find meaning in this world.
Zoya has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in India and Singapore. She started exhibiting her artworks in 2012. She has shown her works in several group shows and art fairs in Singapore and the Netherlands since then. Her first solo exhibition Lost and Found-Singapore was held in August 2018 at Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore. Zoya received the Art Gemini Prize in 2019 for her painting ‘Thinking Tamil, Talking Singlish, Eating Chinese’. As a student of Applied arts, Zoya was nominated for several students awards, the most prestigious one being the international IBDAA awards, in the print advertising category. A
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, November 2019
‘Art Gemini Prize 2019’ Finalist’s Exhibition at Gallery NaWei, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, 9 -15 November 2019
‘Intersections’ group show by Canvas & Weaves @ The Visual Art Centre, Singapore 8-9 March 2019
‘Utterly Women’ group show @ Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore 1-17thMarch 2019
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, November 2018
‘Lost And Found – Singapore’, Solo Exhibition at the Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore August 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands November 2017
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, April 2017
The Substation Gallery, Singapore, January 2014 as part of a group exhibition MimArt 5.0
The Culture Square Gallery, Singapore, September 2013 as part of a group exhibition.
The Substation Gallery, Singapore, March 2013 as part of a group exhibition MimArt 4.0
The Substation Gallery, Singapore, September 2012 as part of a group exhibition MimArt 3.0
Awards + Achievements (*International)
*Winner of the Art Gemini Prize, Public choice award, 2019
*Profiled amoungst 90 artists from around the globe in publication “Artists To Look Out For” 2014 by “Starry Night Programs, United States of America.
*IBDA’A International Student Awards 2004, held by the International Advertising Association (UAE Chapter)
Finalist in the Print Advertising category
56th CAG Awards 2004 (India)
Nominee in the Cub Illustrator category