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Singapore Biennale 2006, 4 September - 12 November 2006
Low Kee Hong, General Manager
Low Kee Hong, a long time theatre practitioner (actor, director and designer) having served as the Associate Artistic Director of TheatreWorks (Singapore) is currently the Assistant Director (Visual Arts) NAC and General Manager for Singapore Biennale.
He has spent many years researching, interviewing and filming Southeast Asian traditional and contemporary artists looking at the relevance and continuity of traditional art forms in the 21st century. Kee Hong is also an active scholar, holding a Masters in Sociology with on-going research interests in cultural policy, urban planning and architecture, performance studies, vernacular and contemporary culture and arts of Southeast Asia. He taught sociology at the National University of Singapore from 1997 to 1999 and his academic writing has been published by Routledge, amongst other critical journals.
Recipient of Best Director and Best Set Design at the 4th ST Life! Theatre Awards in 2003, he has also been actively involved in theatre criticism having written for TODAY, Arts Magazine and other web based criticism journals. He sits on the programme advisory committee of the Singapore Arts Festival and is a member of the Association of Singapore Actors (ASA).
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