A national research centre of Nanyang Technological University, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore positions itself as a space for critical discourse and encourages new ways of thinking about Spaces of the Curatorial in Southeast Asia and beyond.


NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) is a national research centre of the Nanyang Technological University. From 2013–21, the Centre was unique in its threefold constellation of exhibitions, residencies, and research and academic education, engaging in knowledge production and dissemination. In its former exhibition hall, the Centre featured leading artists presenting their work often for the first time in Asia or Southeast Asia, which made it one of the few spaces in Singapore to present contemporary art from around the globe. Its ongoing residencies programme facilitates the production of knowledge and research, engaging and connecting artists, curators, and researchers from Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond, across disciplines. NTU CCA Singapore positions itself as a space for critical discourse and encourages new ways of thinking about Spaces of the Curatorial in Southeast Asia and beyond. Located within Singapore’s visual arts precinct Gillman Barracks, the Centre’s dynamic public programmes serve to engage with various audiences through lectures, workshops, open studios, film screenings, Exhibition (de)Tours, and Stagings. As a research centre, it aims to provide visiting researchers and curators a comprehensive study on the contemporary art ecosystem in Singapore and the region.


NTU CCA Singapore is a non-profit institution that takes great pride in presenting internationally acclaimed, research-driven exhibitions, residencies, and extensive educational programmes. Your contribution, regardless of amount, will go a long way in enabling us to play an active role within the local arts scene. Your generous support will also contribute to the development of regional and international arts infrastructures. Singapore taxpayers’ donations are eligible for a 250% tax deduction, and every dollar you give qualifies for the Cultural Matching Fund.

Why support NTU CCA Singapore? Because you can make a difference.

We believe that what we do here at NTU CCA Singapore makes a positive and tangible difference through art, and we hope that you will support us in achieving our aspirations.

For enquiries, please get in touch with:

E    ntuccacomms@ntu.edu.sg
T    +65 6460 0300

Who We Are

Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world’s top young university for the past seven years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources.

For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg

Gillman Barracks

Set in a former military barracks dating back to 1936 and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, Gillman Barracks was launched in September 2012 with a vision is to be Asia’s destination for the presentation and discussion of international and Southeast Asian art.

Gillman Barracks is now home to leading international and home-grown galleries, national research centre NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, art organisation Art Outreach, as well as an enticing array of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Today, Gillman Barracks is a place for art lovers, art collectors, and those curious about art. It is one of the focal points of Singapore’s arts landscape, and contributes to the development of visual art in the region and beyond.