Contemporary Singapore filmmaking: history, policies and Eric Khoo

Michael Lee Hong Hwee

Michael Lee Hong Hwee is an artist, art writer, and independent art curator. He co-curated Eye-dentifying Peranakan Cultures (2001–2) and Cinepolitans: Inhabitants of a Filmic City (2003). He has written for Asian Cinema, Singapore Architect, vehicle, iSh, and various art exhibition catalogues. He received several awards for his collaborative video projects, including first prize for the Experimental Category in the University Film and Video Association (UFVA)’s Student Short Film Competition 1997 in Texas, USA, and the United Television International Award for Distinction 1996 in Singapore. He is currently Acting Deputy Head of the Fine Art Department in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, where he lectures on art history and selected topics in art theory. Lee’s research interests include popular culture, gender issues, and urban studies. He is particularly intrigued by how desires may reflect, inspire and interact with the architectural environment. He has a Master of Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Email contact: hhlee@nafa.edu.sg.