She and her Dishcover

Born in 1951 in Singapore, Amanda Heng graduated from La Salle College of the Arts in 1988 and is one of the founding members of The Artists Village, the first artist-run alternative art space in Singapore. In 1993, she graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in sculpture. Since 1987, Heng has participated in exhibitions throughout the world, including Japan, the United States and Thailand. Heng’s works deal primarily with issues of self-identity and feminism, expressed through various mediums, including installation and performance art. In 2010, Heng was awarded the Cultural Medallion for her contributions to the arts scene.This installation attempts to relate to the psyche and nature of women, who are relegated to a role of performing kitchen tasks considered secondary to the activities of the neck-tie world of men. Beyond merely commenting on the position of women in society, it is also an expression of self-discovery and acceptance, hinging on a self-acknowledgement of the integrity and legitimate place of women in all aspects.