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Asia Art Archive

Lee Weng Choy

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Biography

Lee Weng Choy is an art critic and artistic co-director of The Substation arts centre in Singapore. Born in Malaysia in 1963, while still a toddler, he, along with the rest of the family, left Kuala Lumpur for Manhattan. A couple years later, they moved to Manila. After finishing high school, Weng Choy went back to the US to study physics, philosophy and literature, then came to Singapore in 1992. Since then, he has lectured on art and cultural studies, convened international conferences, and written widely on contemporary art, including the essays: “The future was when: art criticism and the comparative tenses of Hong Kong and Singapore” (Journal of Visual Culture 6:3, Sage Publications, 2007);