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About The Artist

Lisa Peh (b. 1999) is a visual artist intrigued by the relationship people have with their immediate surroundings. She primarily uses photography and the moving image to articulate this stream of interactions. Her work is often inspired by daily occurrences and simple observations of the world around her.

Lisa graduated from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Art (Photography). She was a selected participant in Objectif’s Shooting Home Youth Awards 2020 and her accolades include the CDL Singapore Young Photographer Award 2020 and the NTU International Photography Award 2017.

Pigeon Piñata Party
By Lisa Peh

Handmade papier-mâché piñatas (contains mixed material) | Unique piece | Varied dimensions

Wooden dowels wrapped in crepe paper | Unique piece |  1.5” x 18”

After 14 long years from the first attempt to en-bloc, Peace Centre/ Mansion was finally sold in 2021 for $650 million. This calls for a celebration! Piñatas are a celebratory item commonly used during birthday parties or other joyous occasions. They often contain candy or other prizes and must be struck and broken with a stick to release their contents. Piñatas were a part of the artist and her sisters’ childhood, present during birthday celebrations. It was a tradition passed down from her Venezuelan mother’s family.

Doves are a universal symbol of peace, hope and renewal. While there are over 10 different species of doves found in Singapore, it could be said that the most recognisable species is the rock dove, also known as the pigeon.

Pigeon Piñata Party consists of 14 unique handcrafted pigeon piñatas. Traditional piñata elements, such as the papier-mâché technique and the crepe paper material, were incorporated into the production of this project—a collaboration between the artist and her mother. Each pigeon features an image taken of Peace Centre/ Mansion’s structure. Much like a piñata, buildings in Singapore are never truly permanent. They are vessels that take a long time to take shape and be built, being admired and utilised until it is time to be demolished and discarded quickly.


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