Ayesha Singh’s interests lie in the potential for two-dimensional processes to be expressed and experienced three-dimensionally. She uses scale to investigate the malleability of space in both its physical and illusory presentations. The works attempt to create new spaces in pre-existing architecture and draw attention to the way viewers occupy and traverse the area that the works construct.

Singh’s enquiries into post-colonial architecture have revealed an interest in buildings that are constructed using appropriated features and fragments from structures in various countries and cultures. The content of the work is informed by the historical significance of architecture in the cities where she has resided, their forms are influenced by the transformative and physical evidences of their past alongside their present. Through her work, Singh questions how far architecture attempts to define an area, its people and their identities.

Born in New Delhi (1990), Ayesha Singh is currently based in Chicago pursuing an MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC), USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture, from the Slade School of Fine Art (2013) and received a diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK (2010). She has exhibited solo shows at the Gujral Foundation, New Delhi, India (2017); Exhibit320, New Delhi, India (2016); and has participated in several group shows including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (2017); Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2017); Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago, USA (2017); IGNCA, New Delhi, India (2015); Casa de Dona Gisele, Curitiba, Brazil (2015); GallerySke, New Delhi, India (2014); University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2014); and Reading University, Reading, UK (2013). Singh is the recipient of the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative Grant from the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, along with the Dean's Professional Development Award and the International Student Scholarship, both from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.