IYVONE KHOO (b. 1975, Singapore) is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in London. Her work uses lens-based media to produce video, light and glass sculptures and installation. The artist is concerned with ephemerality, containment and the transitory nature of existence.
Khoo was recently awarded the MEAD Fellowship at the University of Arts London and collaborated with scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in USA on a science and art project, studying light-emitting organisms such as bioluminescent algae (Dinoflagellates) or phytoplankton. Over the course of the last two years, Khoo's work has involved incessant documentation and experimental film footage. These organisms grow to almost 1mm in size. Once stimulated, the light from the phytoplankton will last for only a tenth of a second. Stimulations arise from either mechanical flow or sound. The artist transmutes these silent, biological pulses into a confluence and eruption of fluid lightscapes. These latest series of video-based works are titled 'Invisible Worlds' and available in HD or 4k format.
The artist has exhibited in the U.K. & internationally, her works are collected in both public & private collections including the Wellcome Trust.
- Mondo: Laser Surgery, 2008
- Be Movement: SG50 Publication, March 2008
- Glasstress 2013, 55th Venice Biennale
- Arte Dossier, March 2014
- Glasstress 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
- Straits Times Singapore, May 2015
- San Diego Union Tribune, April 2017
Selected Video Works
Iyvone Khoo. The Presence of Things As They Are, 2016. Single-channel video loop (1m 42secs) Edition of 3 © Iyvone Khoo | A.I. Gallery
Iyvone Khoo. Smokey Mirror, 2015. Single-channel video loop (2m 09secs) Edition of 3 © Iyvone Khoo | A.I. Gallery
Iyvone Khoo. Container Contained, 2011. Single-channel HD video loop (2m49secs). Edition of 3 © Iyvone Khoo | A.I. Gallery
Iyvone Khoo. Ara Lucidus, 2015. Light installation at Glasstress Gotika 2015, 56th Venice Biennale © Iyvone Khoo | A.I. Gallery