Samuel Xun is a Singaporean multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer that challenges the idea of gender by cross-referencing the hegemonic framework of Singaporean queer identity with Euro-American lineages of camp and the queer aesthetic. His work includes soft-sculpture installation, textiles, graphic art, and fashion design informed by film, culture and personal narratives. His practice is deeply focused on ritualistic and reflective making processes that are aesthetically mediated. Emblematic of his culture, Xun's work question the boundaries of how queerness invades the national rhetoric through physical representations like the clothed body, material culture, and digital manifestations like social media.
He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fashion Design & Textiles. In his final year, he was awarded the Swarovski Innovation Prize (2020) and was nominated for the McNally Award (2020). His work has also been published in VOGUE, The Straits Times, ELLE, Female, Harper’s Bazaar, L’OFFICIEL, MU/SE, MEGA, Nüyou (女友), Mensfolio, and elsewhere. His recent exhibitions include Only Losers Left Alive, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2021), Creative Unions, Bernina Funan, Singapore Art Week (2021), The Foot Beneath the Flowers, NTU ADM Gallery, Singapore (2020), and Flights of Fancy, Art Now, Singapore (2020).