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Located in Gillman Barracks, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) is a national research centre of Nanyang Technological University and is supported by a grant from the Economic Development Board, Singapore. The Centre is unique in its threefold constellation of exhibitions, residenciesresearch and academic education, engaging in knowledge production and dissemination. The 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. 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.

Since the Centre’s inauguration in October 2013, the NTU CCA Singapore has featured leading artists presenting their work for the first time in Southeast Asia, making it one of the few spaces in Singapore to present contemporary art from around the globe. The Centre’s residencies programme is dedicated to facilitate the production of knowledge and research, engaging and connecting artists, curators and researchers from Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond, across various disciplines. The Centre’s seven studios support the artistic process in the most direct way – by giving the time and locale to be fully engaged, and the access to an interesting and immersive context to further the space for developing ideas. The Centre’s Artist Resource Platform contains visual material and audio recordings of talks from over 90 Singapore based artists, NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists-in-Residence, and independent art spaces in Singapore. This archive provides local and visiting curators, scholars, and writers, as well as an interested public, a point of entry to contemporary artistic practice.

NTU CCA Singapore Staff


Professor Ute Meta Bauer Founding Director
Khim Ong Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Residencies & Public Programmes
Magdalena Magiera Curator, Outreach & Education
Anna Lovecchio Curator, Residencies
Ana Sophie Salazar Assistant Curator, Exhibitions
Syaheedah Iskandar Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions
Lynda Tay Curatorial Assistant, Residencies
Isrudy Shaik Executive, Exhibitions
Sant Ruengjaruwatana Exhibitions Production Assistant
Amrit Dhillon Young Professional Trainee, Residencies
Yom Bo Sung Intern, Exhibitions
Sophie Goltz Deputy Director, Research & Academic Programmes
Cheong Kah Kit Manager, Research
Anca Rujoiu Manager, Publications
Samantha Leong Executive, Conference, Workshops & Archive
Philip Francis Deputy Director, Operations & Strategic Development
Jasmaine Cheong Assistant Director, Operations & HR
Yao Jingwei Manager, Finance
Vijayalakshmi Balankrishnan Special Projects Assistant
Lee Yan Yun Executive, Administration & Finance
Louis Tan Executive, Operations
Kayla Dryden Associate, Communications & Development
Justin Lai Young Professional Trainee, Communications & Development

International Advisory Board

Professor Nikos Papastergiadis (Chair) Director, Research Unit in Public Cultures, and Professor, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ann DeMeester Director, Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands
Chris Dercon Director, Volksbühne Berlin
Hou Hanru Artistic Director, MAXXI National Museum of 21st-Century Arts, Italy
Yuko Hasegawa Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), and Professor, Department of Art Studies & Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Professor Sarat Maharaj Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Lund University, Sweden
Philip Tinari Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), China
Dr John Tirman Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States

Governing Council

Professor Alan Chan Kam-Leung Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Paul Tan Covering Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council (NAC)
Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon Associate Provost (Student Life), NTU
Dr. Eugene Tan Director, National Gallery Singapore
Ng Wen Xu Deputy Director, Lifestyle Programme Office & HR Organisation Development, Economic Development Board
Low Eng Teong Director, Sector Development (Visual Arts), NAC

Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks’ vision is to be Asia’s visual arts precinct for international and Southeast Asian art. A unique art enclave set in a former military barracks amidst lush tropical greenery, Gillman Barracks anchors the development of visual art in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. Currently, Gillman Barracks comprises 10 international galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 2 non-profit visual arts organisations – Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity and Art Outreach – as well as 6 F&B outlets

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new 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 on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

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