Kimberly Shen is a curator, arts practitioner and educator based in Singapore. Her artistic practice is multifaceted in approach, situated at the intersection of text and image, imbued by a feminist thinking and consciousness. She gravitates towards gendered gestures and vocabularies, in a mediation of pluralism and feminine subjectivities.
She has presented her curatorial projects at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film, and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). She co-founded ellipsis journal (2013 - 2015), a London/Singapore print publication which has been distributed at local and international art book fairs, and established dblspce (2021 - present), an integrated studio and mentorship programme dedicated to artistic practice.
She is winner of the IMPART Awards (Curator Category) in 2019 and Curator-in-Residence for The Art Incubator in 2015. A recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate), she graduated with a Master of Research in Art: Theory and Philosophy from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom. Currently the Programme Leader (Fine Art) at NAFA, she previously headed the communications portfolio at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore where she developed the Centre’s considerable communications and outreach efforts.