January 22 – 25 2015
@ Art Stage Singapore
Run Amok participated Art Stage (Singapore) for the first time in 2015 by showing a site-specific installation by Minstrel Kuik. ‘A Kneeling Posture’ featured her latest charcoal drawings, photographic work, small-scale sculptures and handmade books.
Chinese Malaysian Minstrel Kuik was born in Pantai Remis in 1976. She has a bachelor degree in painting from Taiwan and a master degree in photography from France. As a social actor, Kuik continues to experience tension coming from different social bounds, identities and interests. These experiences are foregrounded in Kuik’s photographic work, whereas photography serves as the medium for her to explore social distances and attachments for its documentary and narrative quality. In her ongoing photographic project “Mer.rily, Mer.rily, Mer.rily, Mer.rily”, Kuik studies both social and cultural context and their influences on gender and the familial structure. Apart from Malaysia, she has exhibited in Indonesia, Korea, Japan (winner of the International Photographer Award, Higashikawa International Photo Festival), Ireland, France (Photoquai 2011) and the United States (Houston FotoFest International Discoveries 2009). Minstrel Kuik was the winner of UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) competition in 2014.