Ingrid is a scenographer, designer and artist. She trained with Petr Perina, disciple of the reknowned Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda. She received her MA in Scenography from Central St Martins in London, and has been working in theatre and multidisciplinary design in the UK and internationally over the past 18 years.
She joined the award-winning Heatherwick Studio in 2002, and has worked on a wide range of projects with clients such as the British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the V&A Museum. She was one of the three core members within the studio responsible for the UK Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, for which she received a D&AD award in Spatial Design.
With a focus on materiality, contextual and conceptual thinking, she creates spaces and environments that are alive and empowered to co-author, investigate, and respond to varied perspectives.
Alongside collaborative projects, she experiments with materials and processes, capturing moments in daily observations that invite further artistic exploration. These moments are mediated through drawings and sculptural forms, sometimes involving a devised process guided by a pair of thinking hands. Through material exploration, she researches the intricate network of natural and manmade resources and our relationship with our surroundings. Most of her work is fabricated at her studio in Kennington, London, engaging a network of specialists and collaborators.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ingrid lived in Hong Kong and Canada before moving to London. She is a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers and an associate lecturer on MA Narrative Environments at Central St Martins.
Scenography credits for theatre, dance and sound performances include:
Chotto Xenos (world tour), A Slightly Annoying Elephant (Little Angel Theatre, London, UK), Light/Dark (Uppsala, Sweden), Curiouser (UK/Norway tour), A Kettle of Fish (The Yard Theatre, London, UK), Zeraffa Giraffa (Little Angel Theatre and Clapham Omnibus Theatre, London, UK), We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary (The Albany, London, UK), Music Impossible (LSO St Luke’s & St Paul’s Church, London, UK); Hong Kong Impressions (Yuen Long Theatre, Hong Kong); 1908 Body and Soul (Jacksons Lane Theatre, London, UK); You May! (The Place, Arnolfini, UK; Onassis Culture Centre, Greece); The Van Man (UK national tour); The Girl Who… (Spitalfields Market & The Rag Factory, London, UK); Theatre of the Viscera (La Nef Manufacture d’utopies, France); The Bell Ringer (Dilston Grove, London, UK); Medea, The Foreigner (Bridewell Theatre, London, UK); Maybe Tomorrow… (Broadway Theatre Barking, London, UK); Amen (The Rag Factory, London, UK); On the Cusp (Camden Roundhouse studio, UK); The Human Voice / The Sound of Silence (Trafalgar Studios, London, UK); Blue Velvet (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Commedia Tonight (Sir James Dunn Theatre, N.S., Canada); Troilus and Cressida (David MacK. Murray Studio, N.S., Canada); Existencia Instrumental (San Luis Church, Seville, Spain); Tainted Justice (Theatre Arts Guild, N.S., Canada); Electra (David MacK. Murray Studio, N.S., Canada); L’Heure Espagnole & Die Fledermaus (Sir James Dunn Theatre, N.S., Canada); The Maids (David MacK Murray Studio, N.S., Canada)
2014 Aesthetica Art Prize finalist (3D design & sculpture)
2011 D&AD Yellow Pencil award (UK Pavilion, Heatherwick Studio)
1998 Neptune Theatre Blackmore Award, Canada
1996 Caran d’Arche Sunday Artist of the Year, Hong Kong