Singaporean up for $60,000 art prize

Artist Shubigi Rao says she is honoured to be among the 15 finalists of the triennial Signature Art Prize

Pulp: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book. Vol I: Written In The Margins (2014-2016, above), by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao, is part of her 10-year project on the destruction of books and libraries which began in 2014.
Pulp: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book. Vol I: Written In The Margins (2014-2016, above), by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao, is part of her 10-year project on the destruction of books and libraries which began in 2014. PHOTOS: SHUBIGI RAO, KATHRIN LEISCH
Pulp: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book. Vol I: Written In The Margins, by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao, is part of her 10-year project on the destruction of books and libraries which began in 2014.
Pulp: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book. Vol I: Written In The Margins, by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao, is part of her 10-year project on the destruction of books and libraries which began in 2014. PHOTOS: SHUBIGI RAO, KATHRIN LEISCH
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Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao is among 15 artists from the region and Central Asia who have been nominated for the triennial Signature Art Prize, organised by Singapore Art Museum and sponsored by the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation.

The works of all finalists go on display at the National Museum of Singapore from Friday to Sept 2. The grand prize winner will be named at an awards ceremony on June 29 and receive $60,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline Singaporean up for $60,000 art prize. Subscribe