Zen Teh

Artist and Educator

Zen Teh — Semi Permanent: City Utopia
Zen Teh — Semi Permanent: City Utopia

Zen Teh is an artist and educator interested in the interdisciplinary studies of nature and human behavior, with her practice spanning photography, sculpture and installation art.

Teh has initiated numerous collaborative projects with artists, art professionals and scientists over the years, including A Familiar Forest, a long-term ongoing collaboration with environmental biologist Dr Ching Jianhong from DUKE-NUS that has been exhibited at the ArtScience Museum (2015) and Lee Wee Nam Library, NTU (2021-2022). Her residency at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (2019) involved collaboration and research with geologist Rinaldi Ikhram from Padjadjaran University on the impact of rapid urban development on Bandung, Indonesia.
Teh has been consistently showcased in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Singapore and the region, including the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and ArtScience Museum, and invited as a guest speaker at regional and international environmental conferences such as UNESCO-UNITWIN 2021, ASEAN Powershift 2015 and Hanoi Innovation Week 2016 on Sustainability. Her works have been acquired by the SAM collection and numerous private collections in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and Singapore. In 2021, Teh was conferred the Young Artist Award by The National Arts Council, Singapore’s highest accolade for artists under the age of 35.