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Alecia Neo develops long-term projects that involve collaborations with individuals and communities. Her practice unfolds primarily through photography, video, and participatory workshops that address modes of radical hospitality, caregiving, and wellbeing. Her recent projects include ramah-tamah (2020), a dance film commissioned by the Asian Civilisations Museum, and Power to the People (2019), a site-specific art installation commissioned by Goethe Institut Singapur. She is currently working on Care Index, an experimental platform that collects and features diverse practices of care performed by people from all walks of life. Care Index was initiated in Dec 2020 as part of the larger artistic research project on care practices, building on a previous collaborative project titled, Between Earth and Sky, which was developed with a group of caregivers in Singapore. Care Index has been recently presented at The Listening Biennial, Assembly for Permacircular Museums (ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) and Asia-Art-Activism’s New Season of Care. She is the co-founder of Brack, a platform for socially engaged art and collaborative practices.

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collage of asian woman holding strings and image of red strings laid out on public floor
Site-specific explorations in public space
Recent experiments with my collaborator Meghna Bhadwaj in public spaces.
close up map grids study of red yarn/string
border fragments
Work-in-progress | The beginnings of exploring forms of mapping movements through reflecting on various digital resources on global refugee movements and interviews documenting their journeys.  
Book by Lytton Smith - While You were Approaching the Spectacle but Before You were Transformed by it
on my bookshelf
Currently reading and inspired by the following writers and poets.. Read Lytton Smith’s interview focusing on  While You Were Approaching the Spectacle But Before You Were Transformed by It, and The All-Purpose Magical Tent, here. Also reflecting on modes of transmission via Alex Kerr’s...
Asian woman in black top and blue pants doing body movement on the floor with a white yarn - closer shot
Wayfinding with dancer Meghna Bhardwaj
My dear friend and collaborator Meghna Bhardwaj, is in Singapore for her performance art residency with The Esplanade. During the the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, Meghna and I both launched artistic projects responding to mass lock-downs and global mobility restrictions. She began Yarning, a project that...
Wayfinding Scores Alecia Neo 1
Wayfinding Scores
During my residency with In Transit, I continue working with my current research on care practices. Care Index is an ongoing project that invites artists and diverse collaborators to reflect and explore experimental scoring via movement and diverse creative expressions, in relation to their personal...