Residency #10 – Grace Baey – March 2018

Artist statement –

Writing on the Wall

Even though sex reassignment is formally recognised in Singapore, many trans men and women share that social acceptance remains a persistent challenge within the context of family and wider society.

“When we are transitioning, our families are also transitioning with us. It’s not easy for both sides. It takes time,” says Jose Jude, a 29 year-old trans man.

Through collaborative storytelling, this project explores how members of the transgender community negotiate issues of place and identity through the realms of family, parenthood and society in Singapore.