Lucy-Davis_Artist-Profile_230315editedLucy Davis


Installation, Writer

 Selected Exhibitions/ Projects (Photos)

The Migrant Ecologies Project, 2010 – ongoing
WORK, Post Museum, May 2010

Lucy Davis is an artist, writer and Assistant Professor, School of Art Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University Singapore. She is founder of the Migrant Ecologies Project. Her practice encircles nature in art and visual culture, materiality and memory in Southeaast Asia.  Lucy’s work has been featured in numerous world festivals and museums, including the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (USA 2013), Singapore Art Museum (2014), National Museum of Singapore (2012-14), The Barbican UK (2013), Prix COAL AwardsParis 2011.

Her six-year cumulative research into stories of wood in Southeast Asia launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in 2013. A further development of this project was exhibited at NUS Museum from June 2014-Feb 2015.  Lucy’s short film Jalan Jati has been screened in over 60 international venues including Rotterdam IFF(2013) And Yamagata IDFF (2103) and won Promotion Award at Oberhausen ISFF (2012) as well as two Singapore Short Film Awards (2013). An installation of this film will be part of a permanent exhibit on Trees and DNA in the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (opening 2015). Migrant Ecologies’ research was a Finalist, French Prix COAL Art & Ecology awards (2011) and nominated for the APBC Signature Asia Pacific Art Prize Singapore Art Museum (2011).

Lucy is Southeast Asia Contributor for ANTENNAE, The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (UK) and has written for: Considering Animals; The DOCUMENTA #12 READER ; BROADHSEET Art &CultureArt AsiaPacificInter-Asia Cultural StudiesNU The Nordic Art Review. Lucy was Founding Editor of FOCAS Forum on Contemporary Art & Society 2000-2007.