Shyue Woon (b.1975), trained as an Architect, uses photography as a tool to explore subtext in the built environment. In his daily practice as an architect, he turns aspirations and dreams into constructible reality. At night, he reverses the process – deconstructing reality and spaces into fiction and figments of imagination.
Shyue Woon’s debut photobook “Dark Cities” won the inaugural First Draft Award by THEBOOKSHOW. Woon was also selected as an artist in Mt Rokko International Photography Festival Emerging Photographers Showcase 2016 and his work has been exhibited in Turkey, Japan, Ukraine, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. His works were also selected for +50, a collective for Singapore's Photographers; and “Thank you, Mr Lee” (2015), a book tribute to late LKY.
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Photo by Kevin WY Lee
[April 2018] New Margins, Deck, Singapore
[April 2018] Singapore Unseen. Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
[July 2017] Response to Northeast Hinterland. Objectifs, Singapore
[Mar 2017] FirstDraft. Objectifs, Singapore
[Nov 2016] I.F.P. Melbourne, Australia
[Nov 2016] EPHEMERA. Substation, Singapore
[Sep 2016] Mt Rokko International Photography Festival Emerging Photographers. Kobe, Japan
[Apr 2016] Odessa//Batumi Photo days. Odessa, Ukraine
[July 2015] Obscura Festival 2015 Preview. Awe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[July 2015] Sombra Projects, Singapore.
[Nov 2014] BlowUp @Angkor - 10th Angkor Photo Festival. Siam Reap, Cambodia
[Sep 2015] Shooting Home Reunion Show. Artistry, Singapore
[July 2014] Shooting Home 2014 Grad Show. Objectifs, Singapore.
[Apr 2018] DARK CITIES Trilogy
[July 2017] Response to Northeast Hinterland. Published by Exactly Foundation
[May 2017] IPA MZ Editions. Published by IPA
[Dec 2016] European Photography 100 Issue. Published by Andreas Muller-Pohle
[Apr 2016] +50. Published by Platform
[Apr 2015] Thank you Mr Lee. Published by Platform / Basheer Graphic Books
[Mar 2017] FirstDraft Award. Objectifs, Singapore for ‘Dark Cities’
[Dec 2016] Tokyo Foto Awards, Silver in Editorial Category for ‘Euljiro’
[Sep 2016] Mt Rokko International Photography Festival Emerging Photographers for ‘Car Park’