Candice Ng is a designer, educator and researcher whose practice particularly concerns issues of critical inquiry within graphic design and pedagogy; examining notions of norms, values and belief systems in contemporary society. She holds a MFA in New Media from Pennsylvania State University and was a participant at the 2018 SVA Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive.

Candice is presently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. As part of her teaching practice, she curated Informal Reading - an ongoing design reader that seeks to spur dialogue and critical thinking within the education and practice of design. Other areas of teaching include motion design and final year projects.

Besides teaching and developing curriculum in graphic design, Candice also facilitates a seminar called Issues in Visual Communication Practice where students undertake thirteen weeks of critical engagement with difficult topics shaping graphic design today.

One such outcomes - a Library of Lexicons was developed as an ongoing student collective effort to create a shared vocabulary of design to reexamine the discipline and education of graphic designers.

She is the recipient of the Nanyang Education Award (School), both in 2015 and 2019 for her contributions to teaching and learning in the school.

Mediating the boundaries of digital and traditional mediums, Candice is interested in how design can be a system and framework to negotiate the relationships we have with our environment, our communities and our world. Her works has been shown within the USA, China, Singapore and Malaysia.
 
Contact:
ngec@ntu.edu.sg

EDUCATION
2018
MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism (Summer Intensive)
School of Visual Arts, New York

2012
MFA in New Media
The Pennsylvania State University

2007
Bachelors of Multimedia (Hons) Digital Media
Multimedia University, Malaysia



SOLO SHOWS
2012
‘Sleeping In The Power Sockets’ Solo MFA Show 
Edwin Zoller Gallery | School of Visual Arts, Penn State University



GROUP SHOWS
2022
‘Figure, Character, Sign’
A plus A Gallery | Venice, Italy

2021
‘Radical Return’
BU Art Galleries | Boston USA & IS A Gallery | Shanghai China

2017
‘The Politics of Normal’ for Between States | OUR Art Projects
Zhong Shan Building | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015
‘New Artifacts for Remembering’ for Beyond the Horizon | School of Art Design and Media
Faculty Show

Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

2014
'Beginning/End' for Immaterial Frontiers 2.0
National Visual Arts Gallery | Malaysia

2013
'Playing the Archive' Documentation for the Symposium of Sound and Interactivity 2013
ADM Level 2 | School of Art Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

2013
'Sans-Axis'
Borland Gallery | Penn State University

2013
'Gesturing Into Consciousness' School of Visual Arts Alumni Show
Edwin Zoller Gallery | School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

2012
School of Visual Arts 27th Annual Graduate Research Exhibition 2012
Robeson Gallery | Penn State University

2011
‘Double Random’ 2nd Year MFA Show
Edwin Zoller Gallery | School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

2011
‘The Summer ArtHous Show'
The ArtHous | State College, Pennsylvania

2010
‘Ligature’ 1st Year MFA Show
Edwin Zoller Gallery | School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

2010
'Hospitality & Silence Performance' Aesthetics of Hospitality Symposium
Edwin Zoller Gallery | School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

2007
‘Detach Attach’ Digital Media Undergraduate Thesis Show
Digital Media Delta Lab, Multimedia University, Malaysia

2006
‘Silhoutte of a Shadowed Identity’ Digital Media Show
Student Representative Council Hall, Multimedia University, Malaysia



AWARDS, GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIP
2019
‘Nanyang Education Award’ | School of Art Design & Media |
Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

2015
‘Nanyang Education Award’ | School of Art Design & Media |
Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

2015 - 2017
‘Play Based Learning Project’ | AcRF Tier 1 Grant |
Primary Investigator |Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

2010 - 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistantship 
School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

2012
27th Annual Graduate Research Exhibition Award
First Place - College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University

2004 - 2007
NTT MSC Multimedia Scholarship Foundation Scholar
NTT Docomo

2008
The Contemporary Art In School Project - CAIS with Rumah Air Panas | R.A.P Artist Collective
The Petronas Gallery Grant, Malaysia

2008
The Contemporary Art In School Project - CAIS with Rumah Air Panas | R.A.P Artist Collective
The Annexe Gallery Grants for Grabs

2008
The Contemporary Art In School Project - CAIS with Rumah Air Panas | R.A.P Artist Collective
The MATAHATI Art Fund

2007
Best Creative Multimedia Award
Multimedia University, Malaysia



TALKS/PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS
2019
‘Investigating Design Inquiry: Socratic Circle Workshop’ | External Assessment Summer School 2.0 | D.E.C.K | Singapore

2018
‘Cultural heritage play – A tangible interactive board game project on the cultural heritage of Singapore’ | Ajou University Brain Korea 21+ | South Korea

2018
‘Play Based Learning Workshop’ | Ajou University Brain Korea 21+ | South Korea

2018
‘UIUX Workshop’ | Ajou University Brain Korea 21+ Exchange | NTU ADM | Singapore

2017
‘Artist Talk’ | Crea Residency | Singapore

2017
'Design and Evaluation of tangible interaction design for cultural heritage education in Singapore' | European Game Based Learning Conference 2017
University of Applied Sciences - FH JOANNEUM | Graz, Vienna

2016
'Cultural Play - A tangible interactive game-based learning project on the cultural heritage of Singapore (A prototype analysis)' | Board Game Studies Colloquium XIX
German Games Archive | Nuremberg, Germany

2016
'Behind the Scenes of an MFA' | Project Planning Class
School of Art Design & Media | NTU | Singapore

2015
'Advanced Computer Entertainment Conference 2015' | Cultural Play - Tangible Interactive Play Workshop
Malborough College | Malaysia

2014
'SWITCH ON: Kasi Pecah' | Pecha Kucha Presentation
National Visual Arts Gallery | Malaysia

2014
'Make Play Learn' | Artist Workshop for Immaterial Frontiers 2.0 Exhibition
National Visual Arts Gallery | Malaysia

2014
'Play Based Learning' | Sunday Showcase Workshop
Art Science Museum | Singapore

2014
'New Artifacts for Remembering' | Research Poster Presentation
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science Research Network | Nanyang Technological University

2013
'Playing The Archive - Transforming Cross Disciplinary Research'
Symposium of Sound and Interactivity | Nanyang Technological University

2013
'Alternative Rituals of Remembering' | Guest Lecture
Engineering Historical Memory Class | Nanyang Technological University

2013
'Critical Design' | 4th Year Visual Communication Class
School of Art, Design and Media | Nanyang Technological University

2012
'Critical Design' | 4th Year Visual Communication Class
School of Art, Design and Media | Nanyang Technological University

2012
'Sleeping In The Power Sockets' MFA Thesis Show Art Talk | Buildings & Time Seminar
Edwin Zoller Gallery | Penn State University

2012
Conscious Bits Data Incarnate | Art Talk & Presentation
School of Visual Arts 27th Annual Graduate Research Exhibition 2012 | Robeson Gallery | Penn State University

2011
Art Talk Round-Session | Graduate Art Presentation
‘Haystack Art Schools Collaborative’ | Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, USA

2011
Human Bonding Artifacts | Research Poster Presentation
'Generations United 16th International Conference: Rethinking & Revitalizing Intergenerational Connections ' | Washington, D.C, USA



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oct 2017 - Present
Senior Lecturer
School of Art Design & Media
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Aug 2013 - Sept 2017
Lecturer
School of Art Design & Media
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Artist | Research Associate
Studiolab
Penn State University

2011 - 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Drawing
College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University

2010 - 2011
Teaching Coordinator 
Interdiciplinary Design Studio
College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University

2011
Videographer & Editor 
‘First Street Green Project - What’s Next 2‘
BMW Guggenheim Lab, New York City

2010
Project Manager
‘Artriangle III 2010’
The National Visual Art Gallery of Malaysia & The House of MATAHATI

2010
Multimedia Designer & Videographer
‘Cerita Ori- Heritage of the Peninsula’s Original Peoples’
The Annexe Gallery Central Market, Malaysia

2008
Co-Curator + Designer
‘The Contemporary Art In School - CAIS Project’
Stella Maris High School, Malaysia

2007 - 2009
Design Lecturer
Advertising & Graphic Design Dept.
The One Academy of Communications Design, Malaysia



PUBLICATION
2017
E.C Ng, G.Inanc, I.Lim, G.Mihaleva
Design and evaluation of tangible interaction design for cultural heritage education in Singapore. Paper presented at
11th European Conference on Game Based Learning. (Poster & Prototype Presented), FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria.

2016
E.C Ng, G.Inanc, I.Lim, G.Mihaleva
Cultural Play – A tangible interactive game-based learning project on the cultural heritage of Singapore (A prototype analysis)’. Paper presented at Board Game Studies Colloquium XIX, German Games Archive | Nuremberg, Germany.

2016
E.C Ng, G.Inanc, I.Lim, G.Mihaleva
Cultural Play Workshop: A tangible interactive game-based learning project on the cultural heritage of Singapore. ACE '15 - The 12th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (pp. Article No.45) ACM Digital Library.

2013
E.C Ng, Studiolab
Playing The Archive - Transforming Cross-Disciplinary Research Through Visual and Sonic Immersion (Apple i-Book) Link: http://apple.co/1rhKtwM
SI13-Symposium of Sound and Interactivity at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University- Singapore.

2013
E.C Ng.
‘Playing The Archive – Transforming Cross Disciplinary Research’.
Paper presented at Symposium of Sound and Interactivity, School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University.



CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2013
Playing the Archive
Studio|Lab
Ruth Pike Auditorium | Penn State University
Website: https://playingthearchive.com/

2010
The Artriangle Grey Zone Project
The House of MATAHATI & The National Visual Art Gallery, Malaysia
Website: http://matahati-artriangle.blogspot.com/

2008
The Contemporary Art In School Project - CAIS
Rumah Air Panas | R.A.P Artist Collective with Stella Maris Secondary School, Malaysia
Website: http://caisproject.blogspot.com



RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2012-2013
Research Assistant
The Suplemento Dominical Jornal do Brasil Project with Professor Simone Osthoff
Associate Professor of Critical Studies | Penn State University

2007
Research Assistant
Graphical User Interface & Web Color Theories with Dr. Forest Lim Yan Peng
Deputy Dean | Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia

2007
‘The Experimentation of Wearable Media As An Installation for Exploring the Concept of Relational Intimacy’
Undergraduate Thesis Paper | Multimedia University, Malaysia



WRITINGS
Ongoing
Art Writings
http://absorptions-artwritings.tumblr.com/

2010
'Silence and Meditation As Proposal for Exploring Derrida’s Concept of Hospitality'
Aesthetics of Hospitality Symposium - Unpublished Manuscript



BIBLIOGRAPHY
2022
Radical Return Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher: Radical Characters, BU Art Galleries, isagallery Shanghai 
Design: Open Rehearsal by Mary Y.Yang and Danielle Chang and Zhongkai Li
Editorial Committee: Angie Ao, Jay Li, Angela Lian, Anni Qingyang Yu
Translation: Annette Liu, Yao Meng (Chinese)
Copy editors: Annette Liu, Lucy Yan (English), Yao Meng (Chinese)
ISBN: 979-8-218-03249-4

2007
Usability to Enhance and Engage User Experience in Interactive Design. Yan-Peng Lim, Izuzi Marlia, Wei-Kian Tan. International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage Taiwan, NCRPCP, pages 369-37, Taiwan, 2007

2007
Faculty of Creative Multimedia Monograph. Yan-Peng Lim. Multimedia University, 2007

2006
Communicating Local Identity Through Malaysian Folklore Interactive Teaser. Izuzi Marlia. Media Asia Conference, Media: Policies Cultures and Futures in the Asia Pacific Region, pages 8, 9, 12. Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 2006



LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English, Malay and Chinese





Candice Ng is a designer, educator and researcher whose practice particularly concerns issues of critical inquiry within graphic design and pedagogy; examining notions of norms, values and belief systems in contemporary society. She holds a MFA in New Media from Pennsylvania State University and was a participant at the 2018 SVA Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive.

Candice is presently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. As part of her teaching practice, she curated Informal Reading - an ongoing design reader to spur further dialogue and critical thinking within the education and practice of design.

Besides teaching and developing curriculum in graphic design, Candice also facilitates a seminar called Issues in Visual Communication Practice where students undertake thirteen weeks of critical engagement with difficult topics shaping graphic design today.

One such outcomes - a Library of Lexicons was developed as an ongoing student collective effort to create a shared vocabulary of design that reexamines the discipline and education of graphic designers.

She is the recipient of the Nanyang Education Award (School), both in 2015 and 2019 for her contributions to teaching and learning in the school.

Mediating the boundaries of digital and traditional mediums to investigate notions of techno-materiality, desire and stand-ins within a techno-social world, Candice is interested in how design can provide a framework to explore relationships that are negotiated between humans, perceptions and objects. Her works has been shown within the USA, China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Contact:
ngec@ntu.edu.sg