Aki Hassan is a Singaporean visual artist, whose work is concerned by the varying forms of dependencies evolved within trans* kinships and solidarity. Primarily working through sculptural installations and experimental comics, Aki speculates on nonbinary bodily (con)sequences, as they reflect on the present dilemmas with cultural and systemic forces.
Anthony Chin T W (b. 1969) holds an MA in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art. He creates site-specific artworks that responds to a given site’s architectural presence and historical memories. His works emerges from a process of extensive research, using common materials to invoke particular places with attention to their power structure and geopolitical implications.
Berny Tan (b. 1990, Singapore) is an artist, curator, and writer. Her interdisciplinary practice explores the tensions that arise when she applies systems to—and unearths systems in—her personal experiences. Tan’s strategies also reflect a fundamental interest in language as it is read, written, and spoken by her. As an independent curator, she has developed a practice built on principles of empathy, sensitivity, and close collaboration with artists.
Bizzare Banalities is an artist duo comprising of Marcus Ho & Tisya Wong. Drawn to relationships that are formed between people, objects & environments, they seek to highlight the oddservations (odd observations) that one might encounter in everyday life.
Through an interdisciplinary practice that cuts across performance, architecture and design, drawing and experimental photography, and one that draws from his migrant experience, Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Indonesia/Singapore) seeks to seed new questions, contemplations and conversations on house, home and homeland.
Cynthia explores the nuanced experiences and wonders inherent in the everyday. Taking inspiration from the familiar and simplest of materials and daily situations, Cynthia poetically distils the complex semiotics in the objects; creating accessible and relatable works and enabling others to see and value the beauty and significance that is often overlooked. Indonesian-born and Singapore-based, she has exhibited in Singapore and Indonesia.
Dave Lim (b. 1994, Singapore) is a visual artist and filmmaker. Coming from a documentary and research background, his work reflects upon the the distinct individualistic responses to larger forces of power such as urbanity and spirituality. He works frequently with Singapore-based art collectives DASSAD and MPEG. He was awarded multiple awards such as the National Youth Film Awards (2020), NTU Global Digital Art Prize (2019) and the Objectifs Documentary Award (2019).
Ezzam Rahman is a multi-disciplinary artist known for his interest in the body and the use of common, easily accessible, yet unconventional media in his art practice. Working across sculpture, installation, digital and performance, he creates works that are often time-based and ephemeral, aiming to pique viewers’ thoughts on the themes of body politics, impermanence, traces, and abjection.
Genevieve Leong’s (b. 1992) art practice attempts to visualise the intangible. Beginning with the immaterial, her work often combines text, image, found and made objects and the manipulation of space to create what she describes as “an almost physical image”. Her work seeks to shed new light onto her emotions, sensations, and realisations.
Ivan Ong (b. 1994) is a Singaporean artist who documents his relationship with the everyday. His diaristic practice utilises photography to exhibit ideas of home and existence, crystalizing observations of installations and interactions within the city. In doing so, he locates the serendipitous amidst reality.
Jodi Tan (b. 1990) is a Singapore-based artist. Her core interest lies in image-making and image-reading. Tan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts in 2011, from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Solo presentations include ‘Session 7’, Peninsular, Singapore (2019) and ‘Room’, SPRMRKT, Singapore (2018). Group exhibitions include ‘Sewing Discord’, Jendela, Esplanade, Singapore (2021), and ‘Bloom’, iPreciation, Singapore (2019).
John Tung is an independent curator and exhibition-maker. To date, he has overseen more than 50 artwork commissions and site-specific artwork adaptations ranging in scale from the minute to monumental. Three of the artwork commissions he curated have been finalists for the prestigious Benesse Prize, of which one was a winner.
Khairullah Rahim is a Singapore-based artist working across mixed-media installation, object-making, painting, photography and moving image. His explorations delve into complex strategies of resourcefulness for everyday survival in environments under constant surveillance. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts (New Jersey, US) and received a BA in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) in 2013.
Khim Ong leads the Singapore Art Museum’s public art initiative, The Everyday Museum, a platform for creative production and experimentation in the public sphere (www.theeverydaymuseum.sg). She is the co-editor of The Impossibility of Mapping (Urban Asia) (2019) and co-curator of Culture City. Culture Scape., a public art project at Mapletree Business City II, Singapore.
Lai Yu Tong is a visual artist who works mainly with images. His practice involves gestures of simplification and rearrangement as primary modes of making and thinking. He makes works about the things he sees, things he eats, things he buys, things he throws away, and other things; reflecting on habits of consumption whilst living in the city.
Lewis Choo Li Wei (b. 1990) is a sculptor whose practice is focused on hyperlocal experiences that are a precipitation of careful introspection in his daily environment. Choo’s work which appears both classical and modern, incorporates mindfulness through the interpretation of Chinese and Japanese classics infused with contemporary thoughts that stems from his sentiment and desire to provide a platform for the further digging of its underpinnings historical, societal and traditional values.
Lim Zeharn (b. 1999) is a Singaporean artist whose practice examines the existential feelings and anxieties borne out of modern living. His works include installations, kinetic sculptures, and video performances, where he employs wit and absurdity to question the benefits of progress. He has shown in exhibitions internationally and recently received his BFA from Goldsmiths-LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Marvin’s research questions the linearity of historical narratives and the notion of collective identities. His works stem from the effects of policy-making to shifting social structures. His works have been shown internationally including at DECK (Singapore), Mizuma Gallery (Singapore), Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale (Greece), Noorderlicht International Photofestival (Netherlands), Odesa Photo Days (Ukraine), and Dali International Photography Exhibition (China).
Michael Lee (b. 1972, Singapore) is an artist based in Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss. He transforms his observations into diagrams, models, environments, events or texts. Among his curatorial projects is “what it is about when it is about nothing” (2015) held in Mizuma Gallery, Singapore. He is currently observing the mood of Singapore’s art scene.
Randy Chan works at the intersection of art and architecture. His creative oeuvre spans architecture, landscape urbanism, art installations, curation, galleries and exhibitions. As the Principal of Zarch Collaboratives, the firm’s projects mirror Randy’s fascination with sustainability, landscape urbanism, placemaking, community, heritage and narrative.
Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui works mainly with photography but often adopts a multidisciplinary approach by presenting images together with documents and objects.
In the past two years, the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ) has been researching and documenting nature in urban cities, gathering a varied collection of research materials that merge factual and fictional elements.
Ryan Lim Zi Yi pursues an artistic practice that is based on collecting moments of encounters and activities that occur within the public and private surroundings. By reconfiguring these moments, newly formed narratives, characters, compositions and situations are formed in his work.
Sai (a.k.a Chen Sai Hua Kuan) is an artist who works across a vast variety of media and techniques and is interested in the notion of play within daily life. His practice often challenges the habituated eye by deconstructing and transforming everyday objects, found materials and situations, so as to invite fresh interpretations of the same.
Samantha Yap shuffles between writing and curation. She is interested in forms of reciprocity as well as an ongoing exploration of feminist perspectives across literature and visual culture. She recently curated Ongoingness, Gillman Barracks (2022), and Time Passes, National Gallery Singapore (2020). Her writing is featured in the poetry anthology My Lot is a Sky and exhibition catalogues.
Sebastian Mary Tay is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. In the last five years, Sebastian’s works exhibited in the UK, USA, Lithuania, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and China. Sebastian is based between Singapore and Korea; his research interests and teaching areas include contextual studies, art theory, contemporary art practice, philosophy, critical theory, photography history, and photography theory.
Seet Yun Teng works between curating, writing, producing and making. Her current interests revolve around materiality & material cultures, affect & embodiment, weaving entanglements with cybernetics & textile histories. With an interest in alternative formats of exhibition-making and interdisciplinary collaborations, she has worked curatorially across a range of platforms, galleries and exhibitions.
Dr Susie Lingham is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, educator, and curator. Her work focuses on the nature of mind and synthesizes ideas across different fields, from the humanities to the sciences. Appointed Creative Director of the Singapore Biennale 2016, An Atlas of Mirrors, she was Director of the Singapore Art Museum (2013 to 2016). Susie has a DPhil in Literature, Religion and Philosophy (University of Sussex, U.K.).
Started off as a school project, thesupersystem evolved into a platform that merges technology, science and art. An advocate for environmental activism, thesupersystem seeks to inform the masses on the importance of climate change. A self-initiated campaign called ‘The Jungle Is Neutral’ echoes a number of collaborative projects regarding the natural world. thesupersystem has exhibited in some notable places with the likes of National Gallery Singapore and also London Science Festival.
Woong Soak Teng (b. 1994, Singapore) practices in the intersections of art making, producing, and project managing. Her personal projects examine human tendencies to control natural phenomena and nature at large. Soak graduated with a BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. She has participated in festivals and exhibitions internationally and her accolades include the Steidl Book Award Asia and Objectifs Documentary Award 2021.
Xiaocong Ge utilises a variety of anecdotes and media in her questioning of the relationship between environments and the individual. Her previous and ongoing projects explores invisible lines of power in discursive contexts, digital experiences, and physical spaces. She adopts the use of interventions and natural processes as methods of investigation into cross-cultural encounters and post-colonial narratives.