Chow and Lin will like to extend an open call of mentorship for 4 aspiring and emerging visual artists from Singapore and Malaysia.
The open call starts now and will end 30th May 2019.
We see mentorship as a useful and constructive way to grow as an artist. We too benefited from the ones before us when we started in the craft, and this is our way of giving back and also to learn. We definitely see this as a two way relationship.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for visual practitioners concentrating in the field of photography or video, with focus of being an artist. While there are no age guidelines, we are looking for early stage and emerging talented industry individuals. You can be a student or industry professional. We are limiting this up to 4 mentees, and they should be Singaporeans or Malaysians. They can be based anywhere.
The mentorship will take place over a period of a calendar year, and this will be mostly online, through Skype calls and email communication. If we chance upon each other in the same city, we will definitely meet up. We will largely take whatever the mentees are doing at the moment and provide feedback and critique. The amount of work the mentee does depends a lot on their own motivations, schedules and commitment. There is no financial commitment on either party.
We will pay for coffee when we meet though.
What do you need to do?
Write us an essay on your opinion in Art and where do you eventually see your work. Include a self intro. It doesn't have to be more than a page, unless you have more to say. Send us up to 10 examples of your work, and limit the total file size to 5MB. Send an email to email@example.com . The deadline is 30th May 2019. Mentees will be announced by the end of June.
Who are we?
The crux of Chow and Lin’s practice lies in their methodology of statistical, mathematical and computational techniques to address global issues since 2009. Through a typological, photographic approach, Chow and Lin’s projects are driven by the discursive backgrounds in economics, public policy, media, and these are further augmented by enduring exchanges with specialists from those fields.
Their projects have been referenced by the World Bank and exhibited at the Les Nuits Photographiques, Paris; Beijing Photo Biennial, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing; Gexto Photo; Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersberg; National University of Singapore Museum; Myanm/art gallery, Yangon; Museum of Modern Art, Tblisi; Galerie Huit, Arles.
They are also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing and private collectors.
Chow and Lin are based in Beijing, China.