About Me

Hey, I'm Carla

I'm a writer, aspiring curator & researcher, and project manager based in singapore. when i'm not working on a project, you can find me at home staging photoshoots of my cats

Carla is a multi-faceted creative professional whose journey began in filmmaking before her passion for cultural policy led her to pursue a degree in Arts Management. With an impressive portfolio and multiple awards for her works, she was a recipient of the Ireland Funds Scholarship. Beyond school, Carla was ARTWALK 2023's festival producer and curator, writes for Plural Art Magazine, and actively advocates for neurodivergent inclusivity and awareness under the mental health charity Resilience Collective.

Past work & history

My previous work was mainly in filmmaking, marketing and writing. However, currently, I'm working towards pursuing higher academia, with a focus on cultural policy and digital technology & the arts.


LASALLE College of the Arts

BA(Hons) Arts Management (First Class Honours)

LASALLE College of the Arts

Diploma in Broadcast Media with Distinction

Student representative 2016- 2019

Temasek Polytechnic

Diploma in Veterinary Technology

Vice-president of the Wildlife Marine & Conservation Club

Awards & Grants

3rd Place, ASEAN-ROK Youth Metaverse Idea Competition
November 2023

Placed third amongst 48 teams and 21 individuals (tied with team KYAT and Creative Potatoes) in the competition which focused on Cultural Heritage in 2023. Competed at the finals in Busan 5 - 11 Nov 2023

Industry Preparations for Pre-graduate (iPREP) Grant
October 2023

Awarded by the Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore. The grant was used to attend workshops and conferences at Gitex 2023 in Dubai, to further develop my expertise in digital spaces, technology and the arts.

Dolgoji Experimental Shorts 2019
June 2019

Semi-finalist, 'Familiar Strangers' (2018)

The Crowbar Awards 2019
November 2019

Screenplay Finalist, 'Ah Beng in Wonderland'

Silver, Art Direction, 'Ah Beng in Wonderland'

The Crowbar Awards 2018
November 2018

Bronze, Music Video, 'Familiar Strangers'

Bronze, Art Direction, 'Familiar Strangers'

October 2018

Awarded Best New Talent, 'Familiar Strangers' (2018)

Newark International Film Fesitval
September 2018

Semi-finalist, 'Familiar Strangers' (2018)

The Ireland Funds Scholarship

Awarded by LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore

Exhibitions, Fellowships, Conferences & 
Official Selections

Trans/Mission 2024
March 2024

Final year dissertation research presented as part of the "Better Worlds" panel

Tangible and Intangible Heritage: Through Past, Present and Future
January 2024
Bologna, Italy

Presented preliminary findings of my dissertation research "Tensions in Digital Preservation: The Relevance of Digital Technology for Orang Laut Cultural Preservation"

Communicating the Arts Conference 2023
November 2023

Presented as part of the 'Emerging leaders: Reimagining Heritage for Digital Natives in Singapore' panel. The presentation touched on the experience throughout the ASEAN-ROK Youth Metaverse Idea Competition and the importance of prioritising content and narratives above the novelty of emerging technologies in museum settings.

Arts Journalism Matters - Virtual Residency by the Asia Europe Foundation & ENCATC
September 2023 ‍

One of 2 participants selected for the 4-week virtual residency, under the mentorship of Ms Audrey Wong, cultural policy expert and arts educator at LASALLE College of the Arts from Singapore.

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival 2020
May 2020 ‍
Vancouver, Canada

Official Selection for 'Ah Beng in Wonderland'

Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M) 2019
August 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Featured Young Artist, 'I am Paint and This is My Canvas' (2019)

Body + Camera Festival at MANA Contemporary Gallery
April 2019
Chicago, USA

'TO BE FL;WD' (2017) featured in the Un/Certain Body Exhibition

Frameworks Film Festival
November 2018

Official Selection for 'Familiar Strangers' (2018)

Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M) 2018
August 2018
Vancouver, Canada

Featured Young Artist, 'TO BE FL;WD' (2017)

All In! Young Writers Festival
March 2018

Official Selection for 'The Reluctant Editor' (2018)

Work History

Plural Art Magazine
‍May 2023 - Current

Contributing at Plural Art Magazine, with a focus on digital and media art

John Tung, Independent Curator & Exhibition-maker
May 2023 - Current

Intern from May 2023 to August 2023. Was subsequently promoted to Curatorial Assistant from September 2023 - present. Assisted Tung in several exhibitions & Re:Connect/Centre/Converge: The Arts Festival by the Substation.

Antati, A Museum & Historical Research Consultancy
April 2023 - July 2023

Assisted the founder in the planning & execution of the consultancy's workshops

Gajah Gallery
May 2022 - July 2022, and December 2021
Yoroshiku Fantastic & DERYL STUDIOS
2019 - 2020
Tokyo, Japan

Designed the archival system of 8K RED camera footage at DERYL Studios

Assisted in the production & liaison of interviewees in several documentaries

Conducted pre-production content research for several documentaries

Directed several short animations, a music video and short documentary

STORM Magazine
November 2015 - July 2016

Supported the magazine editor in the implementation & execution of the then-new travel section, 'The Long Weekend'

November 2015 - July 2016