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Ray Langenbach (MFA, PhD)

Originally from Boston, living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Langenbach “performs theory, ” focusing on cognitive phenomena & propaganda. His video works, installations and performances have been presented in the Singapore Film Festival, Philippines Film Festival, Film Festival of the South, Norway; Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Singapore Art Museum, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Whitney Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles), LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Nevada Museum of Art (Reno), National Centre for the Arts (Mumbai), Artspace (Sydney), 3rd Werkleitz Biennial-Germany, Asia Pacific Triennale, Gwangju Biennale and others. Langenbach curates and writes cultural theory. He has published in Art Asia Pacific, Artlink, Asian Art News, Afterimage. He served as Singapore Editorial Consultant for World Art, and appears in several collections. , including House of Glass: Culture, Modernity and the State in Southeast Asia, Oxford Dictionary of Performance (2004).

DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY (SINGAPORE), PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND CULTURAL STUDIES, CENTRE FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
My dissertation, Performing the Singapore State: 1988-1995, historicizes a series of important performance art events in the mid-1990s in Singapore, at 5th Passage, an art space (and collective) formerly run by Suzann Victor and her colleagues. The Artists’ General Assembly in 1993/1994 ended with the arrests and criminal prosecutions, and new government regulations concerning Performance Art and Forum Theatre. The dissertation has been accepted for review by a publisher. It may be downloaded from the Australian Digital Theses site:


Presently lecturing at School of Performance + Media, Sunway University College