Born in 1976 in Singapore.
Clarence studied manufacturing engineering at Nanyang Polytechnics, and worked at Singapore Air force as an engineer after graduating. He later went on to study design communication, which involves the study of advertisement and graphic design, at Lasalle College of Arts.
In 2000 after finishing the course, Clarence worked as a backstage crew for a monologue piece titled “The Coffin is too big for the Hole” by personal introduction. In 2004 he joined Esplanade, a performing art center in Singapore. As a production manager, he was involved in more than 100 productions and festivals and has worked collaboratively with numerous local and international professional performing art companies and musicians. During his career in Esplanade, he challenged to manage the expectations from both the audience and the production companies without compromising the quality of the piece and the values of the productions instilled, and also educate the young and emerging theatrical companies.
In 2009, Clarence joined YCAM as an intern under The Japan Foundation’s “Future Leaders Program”, a part of JENESYS program run by Japanese government, to research further into the process of production in both performance art and media art. He was impressed that most of the works produced at YCAM are not solely driven to increase the profit nor viewership but more to offer education and create new conversations.
Clarence joined YCAM in September 2009 as a production manager for all the YCAM-curated exhibitions and shows. He takes account of restructuring the production environment within the Center’s ecosystem, so as to gain momentum the operation of creation and research and development, hoping one day the Center to be one of the world’s leading media art center anticipated by the professionals all over the world.