CoCA presents a solo exhibition by Auckland-based artist Tiffany Singh featuring two recent large-scale installations.
Singh's expansive socially engaged artworks are influenced by Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs and the potential of art for promoting mindfulness and empathy.
OM MANI PADME HUM (2017) is a monumental work consisting of over 7,000 metres of ribbon emblazoned with a Tibetan Buddhist mantra that is said to inspire compassion for others. The Journey Of A Million Miles Begins With One Step (2017) is an immersive multimedia installation and ambitious oral history project that records and shares resettlement stories of immigrants and refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tiffany Singh has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally. Her large-scale installations and collaborative works have featured in galleries Museums and Festivals such as the Auckland Arts Festival; the Auckland Art Gallery; the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012); Medi(t)ation: Contemporary Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2011). Papakura Art Gallery; Govett Brewster, New Plymouth; and Artspace, Auckland. She has also undertaken residencies at the McCahon House in Titirangi and at the Montalvo Arts Centre in California. OM MANI PADME HUM was first exhibited at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and The Journey Of A Million Miles Begins With One Step was created for the 2017 Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island. Singh was awarded the 2017 Arts Foundation New Generation Award.