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(b. Singapore, 1991)
Nabilah Nordin has created a personal sculptural language - crafting semi-formalist forms inspired by unusual, sound-based expressions. Involving processes of concealing and covering, her works consist of welded metal covered in concrete and paint. While the welding process is akin to manufacturing and reproduction, the layers of concrete and paint have elements of the hand-made – marks, scrapes, erasures and movement. The finished sculptures are unwieldy, concealing sounds and messages that motivated and conceived them. In large clusters, they invade and dominate space – claiming territory for themselves. Nabilah graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University (Singapore) and Master in Contemporary Art (2015) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Her exhibitions include Mark All As Read (2017) at Blindside, Melbourne; Malay Wedding (2017) at Chapter House Lane, Melbourne and The World Precedes the Eye (2016) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.