Susie Lingham – S.E.A. Focus

Susie Lingham

Singapore / Gajah Gallery

Dr. Susie Lingham is an interdisciplinary and independent thinker, writer, educator, curator, and maker in the arts. With a focus on the nature of mind, her work synthesizes ideas across different fields, from the humanities to the sciences. Lingham was the first female Director of the Singapore Art Museum from 2013 to 2016, shaping its then new vision/mission, curatorial direction and acquisition strategy, and oversaw the development, organization and curating of 13 exhibitions, including After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art (2015) and 5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress (2015/16). She was also appointed Creative Director of the Singapore Biennale 2016, An Atlas of Mirrors.

Prior to these appointments, she was Co-Founder/Director of 5th Passage, as well as Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education/NTU, Singapore (2009-2013). Conferred the Distinguished Alumni Medal 2014 by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lingham has a DPhil in Literature, Religion and Philosophy (University of Sussex, U.K.); an MA (Hons) in Writing (University of Western Sydney, Australia); and a PGDipTHE (NIE/NTU, Singapore), and has taught at universities and art colleges in Australia, Singapore and the U.K. Currently, she is appointed as Senior Lecturer at the School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.