The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) is pleased to announce the third cycle (April 2016–17) of its Residencies Programme with 19 artists and collectives from Singapore, Asia and, for the first time, Africa and South America. The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme is one of three key pillars of the institution, alongside Exhibitions and Research & Education programmes.
The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies Programme is a studio-based programme dedicated to facilitating knowledge and research for and by established and emerging artists from Singapore and abroad. The programme serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia, augmented with public events ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, and live performances to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation.
Over 30 art professionals nominated close to 100 artists worldwide, of which 19 artists were selected for the next cycle. The artists are: Julian “Togar” Abraham(Indonesia), Kray Chen (Singapore), Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia), Heman Chong (Singapore), Choy Ka Fai (Singapore), Siren Jung (South Korea), Zac Langdon Pole (New Zealand), Loo Zihan (Singapore), Zul Mahmod (Singapore), Ato Malinda (Kenya/The Netherlands), Alice Miceli (Brazil), Nguyen Phan Thao (Vietnam), Nguyen Uudam (Vietnam), Souilya Phoumivong (Laos), Arin Runjung (Thailand), Shimurabros (Japan), Svay Sareth (Cambodia), Tamara Weber (United States), and Jason Wee (Singapore).
Amongst the selected artists, Ato Malinda from Kenya plans to work with Singaporean women to develop a collection of ceramic objects of quotidian use. To spend time in a culturally rich region such as Southeast Asia is key to Malinda’s practice, expanding on her research dedicated to the otology of the female experience and the hybridity of African cultural identity.