An exhibition by Cheryl Yip and Izzati Faisal

22 Jun 2024 to 7 Jul 2024
Objectifs Lower Galleries 1 & 2

Opening: Sat 22 Jun 2024, 3pm – 5pm
Free admission

Exhibition programmes:

Artist Tour by Cheryl Yip and Izzati Faisal (RSVP here)
Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2pm – 3pm
Objectifs Lower Galleries 1 & 2

Echoes Of Her brings together two new bodies of work by visual artists Cheryl Yip and Izzati Faisal, interrogating the defined frameworks of femininity and creating a space where the multifaceted experiences of women are acknowledged and celebrated.

Rebirth of Her Soul encapsulates the profound influence of cultural and spiritual narratives on the human experience, with a particular focus on women. Izzati’s imagery envisions a new soul drawing upon the elemental forces of the earth to symbolise birth and creation. Portraying women in their most unadulterated, vulnerable, and exalted forms, Rebirth of Her Soul celebrates their inherent beauty, power, and the often-forgotten essence of their being.

When She Bleeds is an intimate exploration of the biological aspects of womanhood, deeply rooted in her personal narrative of returning to a place of medical trauma and wounded femininity. Cheryl’s series comprises photographs taken over an extended period, juxtaposed with archived medical documents that chronicle her journey with endometriosis. When She Bleeds opens a dialogue about a constantly overlooked and forgotten disease that affects many women universally, serving as a poignant interrogation on femininity.

Each photograph, each document, and each story resonates with the echoes of women’s lives—past, present, and future. An exhibition featuring 2023 winners for the Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography, an annual award established by the late Kwek Leng Joo, to recognise photographic excellence among students at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media.

Cheryl Yip (b. 1998) uses the medium of photography in her exploration on the concept of fundamental human experiences such as grief, memory, rituals, and aspects of consciousness. Informed by lived experiences while confronting universal truths, her works attempt to visualise the non-material using a conceptual approach. Drawing emphasis on the photographic object, process and encounter, she explores the boundaries of a primitive, yet futuristic vision of places and people.

Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Photography and Digital Imaging, Minor in Art History (Highest Distinction), from School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University.

Izzati Faisal (b. 1998) investigates keenly on the voices of a community and analyses existing social issues by challenging perspectives in her works. Intrigued by the cultural aspects and beliefs of her born race, Izzati explores a broader contemplation of the cultural forces that shape our world. Weaving together elements of her religious heritage and contemporary cultural themes, she seeks to bridge the past and present, creating a dialogue that resonates with people today.
Graduated from Nanyang Technological University Arts, Design and Media, Singapore with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging (Distinction).