Malaysia / STPI
Adeline Kueh makes installations, photography and embodied works that reconsider the relationship we have with things and rituals around us. Her works are imbued with a sense of desire and longing, and act as modern-day totems that explore personal histories and overlooked moments.
Using drawing as a conceptual tool, Kueh tries to map out the historical trajectories across time and space through her use of found objects and new production.
In light of the ecological turn, Kueh’s immediate concerns have shifted towards ideas around intimate labour, and the politics and poetics of care. Works made are seen as social objects inscribed with histories and narratives while simultaneously questioning the kinds of knowledge that are produced.