Join us as we speak to photographer Lenne Chai on Thursday, 24 March, 7.00PM. With our current exhibition, STAGING: MAPPLETHORPE, as the backdrop to our conversation, Lenne will share about her experiences as a photographer and artist similarly interested in the representation of bodies, intimacies and gentleness, as well as how we can capture and imagine queer narratives within a Singaporean context.
Lenne Chai (b. 1991) is a photographer and director who enjoys creating work inspired by her dystopian homeland of Singapore. Based between New York and Los Angeles, Lenne got her start as a photographer in 2010, shooting for fashion publications and brands ranging from Vogue and Gucci to Spotify. In 2019, “A 377A Wedding”, a photo series inspired by her experiences as a queer woman in Singapore, was shown at Objectifs and featured on BBC World News, Dazed, CNN, and more. Her works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Salvation Made Simple (2018) at OH! Open House and The Body as A Dream: A Singapore Art Story (2020) at Art Agenda SEA. She is also a recipient of the WHO WE ARE 200 grant by Obscura.