Biography: Sit Weng San & Colomba Cruz Elton
SIT WENG SAN is a Singaporean artist who works primarily with still and moving images. She has a background in economics and worked for almost a decade in a maintenance chemical company, during which time she became fairly competent in stain removal and rust prevention within shipyards and other industries. That experience has led her to begin her practice investigations into systems and power structures that create the gap between representations and individual identities, which are often the foundation and reinforcer of deeply entrenched inequalities. These systems do not function in isolation, but are fluid intersections crossing between nationality, gender, race, the body, globalisation, resistance, mythologies and other themes.
Weng San has exhibited in Singapore, Los Angeles and New York City. She was a recipient of the CalArts Scholarship, the David Bermant Foundation Fellowship and Director Scholarship at the International Center of Photography. She was selected for the SOMA Summer residency in Mexico City (2013) and the SPARC (Senior Partnering with Artists Citywide) grant in New York City (2012), and won the UOB Painting of the Year Award (Photography Section) in Singapore in 2008. She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and is based in Los Angeles and Singapore.
COLOMBA CRUZ ELTON born in 1984 in Santiago de Chile is an interdisciplinary graphic designer, photographer and visual artist. Her work has been exhibited at Cirrus Gallery, Ooga Booga and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Museum in Los Angeles and in Common Center in Seoul, Korea. She was selected for the CalArts+Kookmin Design Summer Program in 2014 and for the Design Summer Workshop Otis University in 2013. In 2011 she won the Torre Iberdrola Artist’s Book Contest. Colomba holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from University Finis Terrae in Santiago de Chile, where she also received the University Finis Terrae Award in 2006 and 2009. Colomba is the co-founder and patner of Kat+Colomba, graphic design studio based in Los Angeles.