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Zhuang Wubin

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Zhuang Wubin (b. 1978, Singapore) is a writer, curator, educator and artist. 

As an artist, Zhuang uses photography and text to visualise the Sinophone communities in Southeast Asia. As a writer/curator, Zhuang focuses on the photographic practices in Southeast Asia. A 2010 recipient of the research grant from Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam), Zhuang is an editorial board member of Trans-Asia Photography Review, a journal published by the Hampshire College and the University of Michigan Scholarly Publication Office. He has been invited to research residency programmes at Institute Technology of Bandung (2013) and Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2015). He is the contributing curator of the biennial Chiang Mai Photo Festival (2015, 2017).

Published by NUS Press, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey (2016) is his fourth book.  

Zhuang has delivered papers, exhibited work, curated shows and taught classes at: Hong Kong Design Institute (2016); Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University, Bangkok (2016); MA in Asian Art Histories, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); Lianzhou Foto 2015, Guangdong; Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University (2015); Sabah Museum (2015); Sharjah Art Museum, UAE (2014); ZeroStation, Saigon (2013, 2014); Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Singapore (2012-14); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Run Amok Gallery, Penang (2013); Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (2013); MA in Visual Culture Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013); Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2012); Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore (2012); Lumenvisum, JCCAC, Hong Kong (2012); Photoquai 2011, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2011); Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung (2011); 2nd Luang Prabang International Image Biennial (2010); Jakarta International Photo Summit, National Gallery of Indonesia (2010); Antara Photojournalism Gallery, Jakarta (2010); Yangon Photo Festival (2009); National Institute of Fine Arts, Vientiane (2009); Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh (2009); National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2008); Month of Photography, Galeri CCCL Surabaya (2008); Ballina Arts Centre, Ireland (2007); Chobi Mela III, Drik Gallery, Dhaka (2004).

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