"The best and most well-run festival of 2015." - Popspoken
Lives and Works: Singapore and Berlin
soph O is a Singaporean visual artist who collects and draws imagery that borders between the mundane and extraordinary. Her practice revolves around capturing transient moments and everyday stories translated through the notion of repetition, reiteration and recurrence onto drawings, paintings, installations and murals. O holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts in New Zealand (2010). She also graduated with a Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising from Temasek Polytechnic, specialising in Visual Merchandising (2006).
She has shown her works at numerous local and international exhibitions, including “Logic Chromatic” (2018) solo exhibition at UltraSuperNew Gallery Singapore, “Naiise UK Pop-Up Store” (2017) group exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery London, “PPC | 珍珠坊: A Public Living Room” (2016) at People’s Park Complex as part of SG Artweek, “Unintentional Islander” (2014) solo exhibition at 22 Singapore, “Exposition Collective 2014” in Liège, Belgium, “Superpsychics”(2013) collective exhibition at Future Perfect Gallery Singapore and “Wonder Women” (2010) at PostMuseum Singapore.
Her most recent commissions include Bright Nights Sentosa (SG), Sundaram Tagore Gallery (SG), Noise Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the Delhi Metro Project for large-scale mural in India, Sodo Track (Seattle, US), Leica Playground at Design Orchard Singapore and Artist-in-Residency program with FaceBook, Singapore.
Soph has also designed and produced festival décor for Neon Lights (Singapore) and Circular Spectacular street carnival (Singapore)
Soph O’s whimsical, extraordinary and abstract décor creations for the festival creates the perfect backdrop, bringing a touch of magic to the overall festival experience! Since the inception of Neon Lights Festival, 80% of the décor has been made out of repurposed materials and upcycled from previous editions of the festival.
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