Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳
Forged in the tropical heat of Singapore’s booming cultural scene in the 1980s, Ching Ling was born into this world as a lover of all things art. She is a writer, researcher, critic in contemporary Asian art, and creative collaborator with the Liu Dao collective.
She majored in History at the Faculty of the Arts (B.A. Honors), Singapore and received a full scholarship to National University of Singapore (PostGrad Diploma in Education 2004-05).
She later worked as an art researcher for The Arts House in Singapore. She wrote to pinpoint the relevancy of Liu Dao and island6 in contemporary global art. She also curated shows including "Spring Floods and Peach Petals" (Singapore) and "Far Beyond the Firewall" (Shanghai), as well as contributed to the coordination of SHContemporary 2011 and Red Gate Gallery's "20 Years - Two Generations of Artists" in Shanghai.
As a member of Liu Dao, she assisted in choreography, filming, and promoting her new genre of dance, “Singa-porn”. Her island6 arrivals were punctuated with the clik-clak clik-clak of her stilettos, and she was known by her schoolgirl headphones and “buy me a handbag” glare.
Ching Ling eventually flew away from the island6 nest to pursue new opportunities.