Zhiyi Cao

Zhiyi is an artist based in Singapore and Amsterdam. Through her multi-disciplinary practice with a focus in film and spatial discourses, she reflects upon millennial expositions and exigencies, seeking to exercise strategic complicity with the narratives she creates. In doing so, she hopes to dissolve the distinction between fact and fiction, subject, object and project. Some of her research interests include the conditions of labour in the creative regime, the myth of co-working spaces, and the superarchitecture of fandom.

Her exhibiting history include Painting with Light - Festival of International Films on Art, National Gallery Singapore, State of Motion at Asian Film Archive (SG), Tutorial, BSMNT Gallery (Leipzig), SWAB Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair (Barcelona), The Open Workshop at Supernormal Space (SG), Space Oddities at the Substation (SG) and 2272 - Open Report at Tentacles Gallery (Bangkok). She is also a member of the interdisciplinary art collective Pure Ever.





Essay for Live Creative Show’s Premiere Exhibition, Thomas Ragnar, https://creativeshow.live/Essay

Short Film Review: Morning Elsewhere (2021) by Han Feng Yu, Luke Georgiades, Asian Movie Pulse, https://asianmoviepulse.com/2021/03/short-film-review-morning-elsewhere-2021-by- han-feng-yu/


“A rose is a rose is a rose”: Openness in Interpretation, Hilary Yeo, so-far online, https://www.so-far.online/weekly/a-rose-is-a-rose-is-a-rose-openness-in-interpretation/

Pure Ever Navigates Alternative Realities in our Digital World, Racy Lim, Sand Magazine, https://www.sandmagazine.com/Pure-Ever


A Little Uneasy, Jamie Lee, Asian Film Archive - Singapore Shorts, https:// www.asianfilmarchive.org/a-little-uneasy/? fbclid=IwAR13VsqX1rKbSoCI5ED7cxEjekar3cqBwZGI_sIX6dK9snuMp-Y-JpEN3C8

Understanding the concepts of the works at ‘Space Oddities’, Racy Lim, Sand Magazine, https://www.sandmagazine.com/Space-Oddities-The-Substation

Space Oddities: New show at Substation looks at e-scooters and public spaces, Ong Sor Fern, The Straits Times, https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/space-oddities-new-show-at-substation-looks-at-e-scooters-and-public-spaces? fbclid=IwAR0Fjq63Conp5kkV5r75Yrsl5CmMH5rlr9aYU8fUzwnAXNB-3U4DvjxLcyI

Zhiyi Cao and Divaagar are Space Oddities, An interview with the Substation, https://apublicsquare.sg/blog-space-oddities/

These Underground Party Organisers Want To Bring Back Good Vibes And Great Music To Singapore's Scene, Keng Yang Chuen, Female Magazine Singapore, https:// www.femalemag.com.sg/lifestyle/singapore-underground-party-organisers-slasher-demo-ttbd/