Leonid Pasternak, The Passion of Creation

I am a librarian based in Singapore. My areas of interest include book and library histories; Southeast Asian film, art, and culture; literature; and religion. Some of my current work includes digitisation projects and arts archiving initiatives.

My educational qualifications are: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature; Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories; and Master of Science in Information Studies.

Papers and publications

“A Review of Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond.” Asian Art Histories, 2016. (link)

“Religion in the Works of Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Norberto Roldan.” Master’s thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. (abstract)

“Trimurti: A Historical Exhibition Revisited.” Passage (November/December 2016), 24-25.

Conference papers

“Reading Between the Lines: The Arabic Script in Contemporary Indonesian Art.” Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, December 3-4, 2018.

“Religion and National Identity in the Works of Norberto Roldan.” Asian Studies Association of Australia 22nd Biennial Conference, University of Sydney, July 3-5, 2018.


“A Treasure Hunt Across the Globe.” Our Stories: National Library Singapore Blog. Posted April 15, 2021. Accessed October 28, 2021, https://medium.com/the-national-library-blog/a-treasure-hunt-across-the-globe-3b980e1b83c1.

“The Curatorial Complex: A Roundtable on the Singapore Biennale.” Edited by Lee Weng Choy.¬†International Association of Art Critics, Singapore Section. Posted January 18, 2017. Accessed April 20, 2018,¬†https://artsequator.com/roundtable-singapore-biennale/.