Iyvone Khoo (b. 1975 in Singapore) lives and works in London, England. Her diverse media include glass, photography, video and bioluminescence. Often employing a spirit of investigative play, she considers how perception shapes experience, sometimes using the camera lens as a surrogate eye. “I use light as a form of painting, space as an extension to the canvas and video as a polymorphic visual tool,” Khoo explains. Situated in the complex overlap and contrast between ideas of nature and the artificial, Khoo’s sculptures, videos and installations focus on ephemerality, containment and the transitory nature of existence.
Khoo earned her MFA at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and was awarded the Berengo Student Prize. She is a current recipient of the MEAD Fellowship Award, which creates opportunity for her to collaborate with scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on a project incorporating light-emitting organisms such as bioluminescent algae. Infinity Cube, an immersive video installation resulting from this collaboration, is on view at the Birch Aquarium through December 2017.