Online Artist Residency

This December, the WOC Online Artist Residency was hosting seven international artists - Amalia Galdona Broche, Anikó Sáfrán , Maryam Khaleghiyazd, Chelsea Stewart, Lizzie Essi , Margaret R. Thompson and Siddharth Pathak. Below you can see their latest works created during the month in the virtual art program.

During the next days, you can watch the artist talks on IGTV @worldofcoresidency

  • Alex Braidwood – Tuesday (08.12) 17:00 UTC
  • Janine-Annette Littmann – Wednesday (09.12) 17:00 UTC
  • Juan Pablo Medina – Friday (11.12) 17:00 UTC

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Online exhibition space

Vol.6, October 2020

This October, the WOC Online Artist Residency was hosting four international artists -Anna Rose, Joshua Unikel, Megan James Goodman, Re Philips. Below you can see their latest works created during the month in the virtual art program.

On Friday, November -nd at 00:00 UTC ( 00am EST and 00am CST) you can watch the artist talk of Name and Name on IGTV @worldofcoresidency

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Virtual Exhibition

We are excited to share with you our new exhibition space! During this online exhibition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy to the artworks created by Ada WU, Izzati Faisal, YulinYuan.

Stay tuned during the next days and watch the following artist talks on our Instagram page: @worldofcoresidency

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Young generation,
in every step of your life
-do not forget great culture.

Be wise
in taking care of the cultural heritage,
a valuable property,
and in your heart,
it’ll flourish.

Young generation,
take care
and preserve the sacred heritage.

Your sweet blood – red and fertile,
containing priceless sacred values.

It flows as a symbol of life,
giving strength and opportunity
to every moment we enjoy.

Its precious presence teaches us about eternity
– about how every drop brings meaning,
and responsibility to us,
as human beings.

Take good care of yourself.

Your sweet blood –
like a stream of honey flowing through your veins,
brings with it
a charming warmth and tenderness.

In your blood,
are hidden heritages and life stories
that reminds us of
and true values that deserves to be appreciated.

Take good care of vourself.

When danger comes unannounced,
we are called –
to understand that life always holds unexpected tests.

Like waves that arrivewithout asking for permission,
danger reminds us not to take safety and security for granted.

They require us
to always be prepared and adapt
in the face of
life’s challenges.

Were there signs or clues
that life had given you
before the unfortunate happened
that might have alerted you
to be more careful?

Take good care of yourself!

A fine needle pierces the heart,
like a silent thump that creates,
unconscious pain.

It is not just a birth wound,
but deeper,
seeping into feelings
that are often hidden.

Like a shadow that follows every step,
the delicate needle teaches us about the pain,
that the naked eye
cannot always see.

Every deception is a seed of uncertainty
-creating an irreparable rift in human relationships.

The consequences of cheating with tricks are not only harmful to others,
but also harmful to yourself.

Does the satisfaction gained from cheating provide a feeling of victory or dominance?

Does the momentary satisfaction gained from cheating compare to the long-term feeling of emptiness and regret that may arise when the lie is revealed?

Certainly, the truth always shines in the end.

Like a heart scratched by lingering time.

Although washed with rose water, the former still haunts.

There is no eternity
in the perfection of the word
because time
has left an eternal mark.

Soft, fragrant and holy rose water
– however, could not heal the deepest wounds.

Because there is an unshakeable life, still dark,
amidst the rays of coloured flowers.

A tiger cannot change its stripes,
just as a person cannot change his true nature.
Like the wind that whispers in the still night,
old habits surround a restless soul.

Maybe one day, the time will come,
when old habits fade and creep away.

However, until now,
it remains faithfully waiting.

Picking flint from the bed of the river;
radiating a burning warmth,
like a fire trapped in its solidity.

Being an individual who poisons the relationship between the two parties,
is like sowing seeds of discord creating a storm of confusion and conflict between them.

One may achieve momentary gratification by distorting facts or inflaming emotions.

Getting satisfaction from revenge
often masks the feeling of disappointment
and injustice
– as if to erase the hurt.

However, such satisfaction is a fragile illusion,
leaving traces of bitterness
and showing that true salvation
comes from forgiveness and acceptance.

Although the experience of satisfaction may appear when it succeeds
in causing a fight between certain parties,
that happiness is only temporary.

biar mati anak, jangan mati adat

(it’s better to have your child dead than let your culture die)

Izzati Faisal

biar mati anak, jangan mati adat follows through an ongoing photo series based on the Malay proverbs (peribahasa). Besides promoting the beauty of figurative language, this series questions the credibility and value of such cultural materials, that may or may not have been neglected, due to the fast-paced system we have adopted over the years. This also aims to discuss the limitations of literacy versus visuals and the different impacts it causes.


Izzati Faisal
Photography - Digital Art , Singapore

Izzati Faisal is an emerging artist based in Singapore. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She also graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore majoring in Fine Art Photography in 2018. Intrigued by the cultural aspects and beliefs of her born race, she investigates keenly on the voices of a community and analyses existing social issues by twisting perspectives and showing satirical approaches in her works. Izzati’s photographs often portray narratives and symbolism. Her works has been exhibited at The 2nd Quanzhou (Huaguang) International Image Biennial & Fujian Huaguang Photographic Art Museum, Quanzhou, China, 15th Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea, ‘The Future is Now: Bandung Photography Triennale 2022’, Bandung, Indonesia and National Gallery Singapore.


Ada WU

Summoning delves into the history of witch trials and the notion of silence and noise in historical retelling. The steel plates are engraved with historical court transcripts of the supposed confessions of the accused “witches”. Obtained under torture and manipulated, these words reveal the distortion and absence of truth under authoritative narratives. Such conceptual distortion and blurring are reinforced by the sonic effect: as voices are played through these objects, the metal structures act as physical distortion and reverb processors that obscure the voices. The form resembles both extruded pages and metal tombstones, revealing the nature of the project as an act of mourning, warning, and remembrance.

Medium: steel, metal marking compound, transducer, bass exciter, laser engraved graphics and texts

Ada WU
Interdisciplinary Artist, China

Ada Wu is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound, installation, and performance. She creates happenings that interrogate the production of silence and truth within systems of control. In the past, Wu’s research investigated the history of totalitarian architectures and their manipulation of body movements. Her current works aim to examine sensations and physicalities of sounds through interferences, vibrations, bodies and spaces. She completed her BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Computation, Technology and Culture at Rhode Island School of Design, where she is currently pursuing her MFA in Digital + Media. Her works have been exhibited at spaces such as the RISD Museum, Granoff Center at Brown University and Luohu Art Museum in China.

The Moon Trilogy

Yulin Yuan

The Moon Trilogy is an identity exploration based on Chinese mythology, which highlights the fluidity and multiple interpretations of cultural storytelling. The trilogy is a parallel metaphor to multiculturalism based on the artist’s personal experience as a Chinese immigrant.

The inspiration for the piece comes from the Chinese mythological moon figure, Change E. The Moon Trilogy invites contemplation on the shifting dynamics of power within retold stories. Did Change E embody multiple identities simultaneously, transcending conventional notions of marriage and existence? Was she motivated by betrayal or self-sacrifice?

The Moon Trilogy revolves around feminine deities and their hyper-idolized identities. It also explores the symbolic significance of the moon in myth-making. The moon manifests in various forms, from goddesses to toads and rabbits, symbolizing femininity, birth, death, and cunning. Multiple materials were used in this sculpture to depict various forms that Chang E embodies

The artwork structure is presented as a folded scroll on wheels which invites viewers to engage the book-like structure in layers and movements. Through the act of unfolding, bending, changing pages or panels, and layering over each other, new images and new narratives shall form.

Sculpture installation

Mixed media


Yulin Yuan
interdisciplinary Artist, China

Yulin Yuan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Virginia, Chinese-born and South Africa-raised. She concentrates in collage, video, and photography, exploring identity, and mythology through family history and community. Yulin’s work deconstructs intimate spaces through performance and image-making based on her immigrant experiences. She obtained her BFA at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and is now an MFA candidate at James Madison University in the United States.