Noorlinah Mohamed is no stranger to the Singapore arts scene, having started her artistic career as a theatre actress as well as an arts educator. She has performed with various Singapore theatre companies including TheatreWorks, Wild Rice and Cake Theatre as well as internationally in Asia, Europe and the US. As a teaching artist, she undertakes artist residencies in schools, develops curriculum as well as professional development for teaching artists and teachers in arts pedagogy. Noorlinah is a recipient of the JCCI Cultural Award (2008) and the Women’s Weekly Women of our Time Award (2005) for her work in the arts. She obtained her PhD in Arts Education from the University of Warwick in 2003.
As Director of The O.P.E.N. she collaborates with Festival Director, Ong Keng Sen, as well as film maker and producer Tan Bee Thiam, who curates the O.P.E.N. Films.