Natalia Ludmila (Mexico) www.natalialudmila.net
INSTINC artist-in-residence February & March 2012
Natalia Ludmila was born in Mexico City and raised in Canada. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (Mexico) in which she specialised in painting and a Masters in Digital Design by the University of Canberra (Australia). Her work has been exhibited in several solo and group shows in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Australia and Singapore among other countries. The Second Prize recipient in the XVIII Ibiza Biennale -Ibizagrafic’- (Spain), Ludmila has also had work exhibited and commissioned by the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum (Mexico City), and was awarded an International Residency Grant by FONCA (National Fund for Culture & Arts) Mexico. She currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.
Valerie Ng (Singapore) www.valng.com
Member of INSTINC collective 2006
“I think it will be a great experience to work with artists from all over with varied backgrounds and art forms in this project. It will be exciting to explore the unknown combinations of different art practices, to share ideas, mix it up and see what will come out of it. Definitely a chance for us to create something totally unique and of the moment.”
Valerie Ng works mainly in oil on canvas or acrylic on paper, with paintings constructed in an abstract expressionist style. Her artworks result from her explorations with colour, light, depth, form and texture, and are inspired by the natural elements, the hues and shapes in the environment. She has won numerous prizes for her artworks, and her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in spaces ranging from the Substation and Wetterling Teo Gallery, to the Singapore Art Museum as well as the National Art Gallery, Malaysia. Having a keen interest in paper and craft, her art objects also include artist books, papier-mache and collage pieces.