AqueouS Studio - Biography

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Ang Qing Sheng


Ang Qing Sheng

Ang Qing Sheng


Ang Qing Sheng is an artist-educator who teaches at the Puttnam School of Film & Animation, LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore). He holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmith-LASALLE and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Digital Animation from Nanyang Technological University.


As an academic, he has presented at various international conferences, including the ELIA Biennial Conference in 2020 hosted virtually by Zurich University of the Arts, Society for Animation Studies (SAS) Conference in 2016 (Singapore) and 2017 (Italy), Animation Public Engagement Symposium (APES) in 2015 (U.K) and the Center for Culture and Cultural Studies (CCCS) Conference in 2015 (Macedonia). He moderated a panel titled "Southeast Asia, Animated" virtually in 2021, hosted by Singapore Film Society. He has also presented locally at LASALLE's Learning and Teaching Seminar 2017, Animation Nation 2016 at SCAPE and Singapore Writer's Festival 2015 at The Arts House. His academic publications include the peer-reviewed Animation Practice, Process & Production (AP3) Journal (Intellect) and the Animation Studies Journal (SAS).


As an educator, Qing Sheng has supervised and mentored award-winning LASALLE student films and meaningful collaboration projects. Some of these projects include ArtWalk Little India Augmented Reality (AR) in 2019 and Paris-Lyon-Singapour at Annecy MIFA Campus. He has also engaged younger students in animation when he partnered with The Filmic Eye to conduct workshops for Chung Cheng High School and Catholic High School (2015), as well as the senior generation at Our Animation Journey workshop sponsored by the National Arts Council (NAC) in 2016.


As a filmmaker, he has received support from LASALLE, NAC, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) SCAPE and Viddsee to produce animated short films. "5 Shades of Solitude" was produced for Utter 2015 as part of the Singapore Writer's Festival; "Lak Boh Ki", the world's first Hainanese animated short, has won the Audience Choice Award and Judges Special Prize at the International Digital Animation Festival NAGOYA, Excellent Award at Asiagraph 2016 in Tokyo as well as the Singapore Gold Award at the 19th Digicon6 ASIA; "Kua Bo", a Hokkien-animated short film, won the Best Animation at the Singapore National Youth Film Awards 2020 and the Silver Award at the 22nd Digicon6 ASIA Singapore. "Traffic Light" is the winning animation pitch at the inaugural Film Facilitation Programme organised by SCAPE and has won the Singapore Gold award at the 23rd Digicon6 ASIA.


As an artist, he has published a colouring book titled "Picturesque Shophouses" with Epigram in 2016. He has also exhibited and published several artworks with the Urban Sketchers Singapore. His most recent moving illustration titled "Traffic Light" was featured at "Image and Sound In Spite Of" 2020 showcase, and mentioned on Lianhe Zaobao and A-list.


In the area of sustainability, he is the winner of the City Developments Limited (CDL) E-Generation Challenge 2019 which landed him on an Arctic Expedition with world-renowned explorer Robert Swan. He has produced and mentored a number of eco-films with CDL and Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) to inspire sustainable human-nature coexistence.


Every now and then, he will squeeze in time to do urban sketching and hiking!


3rd Place: 19 and under, Oracle ThinkQuest International, 2006

3rd Place: 19 and under, Oracle ThinkQuest International, 2007

Honorable Mention: 19 and under, Oracle ThinkQuest International, 2008

Best Artist Award at 15th Digicon6 ASIA (Singapore), 2013

Featured on Zaobao, 2015

Sketch published in Urban Sketchers Singapore - Volume 2, 2015

Sketches exhibited at "We Draw Singapore Together", 2015

Presenter at CCCS Conference, Skopje, Macedonia, 2015

Presenter at APES 15, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2015

Speaker at Singapore Writer's Festival, 2015

Speaker at SCAPEmedia Spotlight, 2015

Sketch exhibited at SG Heart Map Festival, 2015

Book publication with Epigram : PICTURESQUE SHOPHOUSES, 2016

Guest Speaker at Nanyang Polytechnic School of Design & Media, 2016

Featured on Hello Singapore! on Channel 8 TV, 2016

Presenter at Society for Animation Studies Conference at NTU ADM, 2016

Sketch exhibited at Singapore Heritage Festival at Gan Clan Association, 2016

Panelist at Animation Nation 2016

3rd Prize Winner of Tampines Town Council Art Competition 2016

Audience Choice Award & Judges Special Prize for Lak Boh Ki at International Digital Animation Festival NAGOYA, 2016

Excellent Award for Lak Boh Ki at Asiagraph in Tokyo, 2016

Presenter at Society for Animation Studies Conference at Padova, Italy, 2017

Singapore Gold Award for Lak Boh Ki at 19th Digicon6 ASIA, 2017

Viddsee Shortee Award (September) for Lak Boh Ki 2018

Presenter at ArtScience Museum, 2018

Panelist at The National Gallery premiere of Loving Vincent, 2018

Paper "Infusing local culture in Singaporean Animation" published in Animation Practice, Process & Production Journal (Intellect), 2018

Paper "The Introspective Merlion" published in Animation Studies Journal (SAS), 2019

Paper "Painting-inspired approach" published in Animation Studies Journal (SAS), 2019

Winner of the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019

Interviewed in a NowThis video titled "An Arctic Expedition: Recruiting the Next Generation of Climate Activists", 2019

Speaker at the Changing Course Exhibition at ArtScience Museum, 2019

1st Prize Winner of Razer Stay Home and Colour On Contest, 2020

Best Animation Award for Kua Bo at National Youth Film Awards 2020

Silver Award for Kua Bo at 22nd Digicon6 ASIA, 2020

Artwork featured on Image and Sound In Spite Of online exhibition and featured on Zaobao and A-List, 2020

Artwork featured at NAC Streets of Hope at Victoria Street, 2020

Featured on Sinema.SG as Educator and Award-Winning Animator, 2020

Featured on SCAPE Blazelist, 2020

Speaker and Collaborator at The Singapore Eco Film Festival 2020 showcasing Arctic Heals (2020) and JGIS Primates Videos, 2020

Presenter at ELIA Biennial Conference hosted virtually by Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, 2020

Moderator for Southeast Asia, Animated panel organized by Singapore Film Society, 2021

Featured on Lianhe Zaobao as an emerging filmmaker funded by the 1st edition of the Film Facilitation Programme (SCAPE), 2021

Panelist at the National Youth Film Awards Media Panel, 2021

Singapore Gold Award for Traffic Light at 23rd Digicon6 ASIA, 2021

Special Mention for 2D Animation Technique in Southeast Asia Competition for Kua Bo at CRAFT International Animation Festival 2021

Panelist at the Viddsee Storyteller Bootcamp panel, Creators POV: Possibilities of Storytelling Types, 2022

Prize presenter at National Youth Film Awards 2022

Panelist at the Saving Glaciers Alliance Reconnect organised by City Developments Limited

Panel Judge for the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2022

Interviewed on The Art Scene: Animation on Channel 5 Singapore

Panel Judge for SG75 Our Singapore Competition 2023 in the Dynamic Presentation category

Presenter at CAPA Conference 2023 hosted by Griffith University, Brisbane