Trained in sociology, Ng Hui Hsien works as an artist, writer and researcher. Her art practice uses photography as a medium to explore themes such as consciousness, the nature of reality and the interconnectivity between beings; they are sites where the unconscious can find indirect expression. Like the nature of a still image, in the different forms her work takes, it is always attempting to create space for pause.
Hui Hsien’s work has been internationally exhibited in places such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Greece, Germany and Japan, and has been featured in media such as Photo District News (PDN) Emerging Photographer, Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), Plural, Fraction Magazine Japan, dienacht and Fisheye Magazine. Her self-published limited edition of hand-stitched artist books The Weight of Air are distributed by Reminders Photography Stronghold (Japan).
The Weight of Air artist book is currently in both private and public collections including New York Public Library (United States), Hellenic Centre for Photography (Greece) and Asia Pacific Photobook Archive (Australia). It is also one of the featured books in How We See: Photobooks by Women, a publication by non-profit organisation 10×10 Photobooks.