charmaine poh 傅秀璇

is an artist working across film, photography, media and performance to peel apart, re-examine, and hold ideas of agency, repair, and the body across worlds. She aligns herself with strategies of visibility, opacity, deviance, and futurity. 

Her practice initially focused on using experimental documentary photography to explore how femininity and queerness are articulated. In 2021 she embarked on THE YOUNG BODY UNIVERSE, a series of techno-feminist enactments drawing from her experience as a child actor in the 2000s. 

Based between Berlin and Singapore, she is a co-founder of the magazine Jom and a member of the Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research (AFSAR). She is a participating artist in the 60th Venice Biennale - Foreigners Everywhere.


so, to all the little girls: may we all win.
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jul 2024

Play & Loop VI, Blindspot Gallery, HK 

jun 2024

collection, “What’s softest...”, Sunpride Foundation

may 2024

Sad Captions: Everything Has Been Washed Away; I Can Only Write 'Sad'..., SeMA Bunker, Seoul, Korea

profile, New Currents, ArtAsiaPacific May/June issue, print

apr 2024

opening, Biennale Arte - Foreigners Everywhere, Venice, Italy

collection, “What’s softest...” , Vega Foundation

profile, Former Child Star Charmaine Poh Uses AI To Confront the Tension Between Visibility and Privacy, Art in America

Kin screening, Queer East festival, London

Cosmic Dialogues on Fiction-Writing, as part of AFSAR, A Home for Something Unknown, NBK, Berlin

mar 2024

Non-conference: What if museums changed our notion of technology? as part of AFSAR, ZKM, Karlsruhe 

THF radio: liminal channels with thao ho: Oceanic tides, Machinic flows 

published: AFSAR in Matter of Flux, Art Laboratory Berlin

feb 2024

announcement: participating artist in 60th international art exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Adriano Pedrosa.

pre-orders: How They Love featured in Queer art: from canvas to club, and the spaces between, Gemma Rolls-Bentley, published by Frances Lincoln & Quardo, May 2024

dec 2023

NOX impulse lectures: Eastern Futurisms with Hye-in Park, as part of AFSAR, LAS art foundation

oct 2023  

Dreaming of Home: podcast, with Whiskey Chow and Gemma Rolls-Bentley 

Oceanic Tides, Machinic Flows: lecture-performance, Humboldt University, with Thao Ho

sep 2023  

in the shadow of the cosmic: performance-lecture, GOOD MORNING YOUNG BODY, video, and bubble, chatbot as part of the exhibition Proof of Personhood at Singapore Art Museum

How They Love in the group exhibition Dreaming of Home at the Leslie Lohman Museum, New York

announcement: Prestige’s 40 under 40 2023

jul 2023  

announcement: Singapore Art Museum residency 2024 

Queerscope funding recipient for the film project “A” is for ANDRA