Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Mr Ang Song Nian

Lecturer, School of Art, Design and Media

Email: snang@ntu.edu.sg
Mr Ang Song Nian

Biography
ANG Song Nian (b. 1983, Singapore) works with materials and traces of human behaviours made visible within landscapes through photographic documentations and installation. Intrigued by the narration of thoughts and ideologies through visuals, he has always favoured a microscopic approach to concepts, a style which he always employ to open up details in his practice. His works questions the relationship of human interventions and invasions on landscapes.

Song Nian’s recent solo exhibition, Artificial Conditions: Something To Grow Into premiered at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in 2019. His other earlier solo exhibitions include Hanging Heavy On My Eyes, exhibited at both DECK(Singapore) and the Sunderland University Priestman Gallery in 2017, As They Grow Older And Wiser at the Bangkok University Gallery in 2016, as well as A Tree With Too Many Branches in 2015. Group exhibitions include Unearthed at the Singapore Art Museum and Engaging Perspectives at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore). He has exhibited in the Photo Espana Festival (Spain), Lianzhou International Photo Festival (China), Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, South Korea), Hanmi Gallery (London) and the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, Spain).

Song Nian's works has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 41st edition of the New Cosmos of Photography award organized by Canon Inc. in 2018. He was also the winner for Photography in the Noise Singapore 2012 and was selected for eCrea Award (Spain, 2010) as well as the Association of Photographers Awards (UK, 2010). In 2012, he was awarded the International Graduate Scholarship for his graduate studies at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Photography from the UAL Camberwell College of Arts and the London College of Communication respectively. Song Nian currently lectures in the Photography department at the School of Art, Design and Media at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

He is also the founder of THEBOOKSHOW, a platform which started in 2014, that works towards providing opportunities for artists and photographers interested in the self-published photobook medium.
Research Interests
- Artificiality of Nature created by Man and Commodification of Nature
- Tension and relationship with Nature imposed through manipulation and control
Selected Publications
  • ANG SONG NIAN. (2017). HANGING HEAVY ON MY EYES. Self Published.

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