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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, Curatorial Programmes
Magdalena Magiera Curator, Outreach & Education
Anna Lovecchio Curator, Residencies
Ana Sophie Salazar Assistant Curator, Exhibitions
Lynda Tay Curatorial Assistant, Residencies
Ilya Katrinnada Bte Zubaidi Curatorial Assistant, Outreach & Education
Isrudy Shaik Executive, Production
Jonathan Liu Young Professional Trainee, Productions
Seet Yun Teng Young Professional Trainee, Exhibitions
Nadia Amalina Young Professional Trainee, Outreach & Education
Lee Hon Choo Young Professional Trainee, Residencies
Sophie Goltz Deputy Director, Research & Academic Programmes
Ho See Wah Young Professional Trainee, Research
Jasmaine Cheong Assistant Director, Operations & HR
Sylvia Tsai Manager, Communications
Yao Jingwei Manager, Finance
Perla Espiel Special Projects Assistant
Iris Tan Executive, Administration & Finance
Louis Tan Executive, Operations
Debbi Tan Young Professional Trainee, Communications
Fok Jing Yi Young Professional Trainee, Communications

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
Doryun Chong Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Catherine David Deputy Director in charge of Research and Globalisation, MNAM/CCI, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Okwui Enwezor Curator and Writer, Munich, Germany
Professor Patrick Flores Department of Arts Studies, University of the Philippines and Curator Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines
Ranjit Hoskote cultural theorist and independent curator, Bombay, India
Professor Ashley Thompson Hiram W. Woodward Chair, Southeast Asian Art and Chair, South East Asian Studies, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom
Philip Tinari Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Ann DeMeester Director, Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands
Chris Dercon Director, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
Hou Hanru Director, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
Professor Yuko Hasegawa Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and Professor, Department of Arts Studies & Curatorial Practice, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Professor Sarat Maharaj Head Supervisor of Doctoral Candidates and Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden
Dr John Tirman Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, United States

Governing Council

Professor Joseph Chinyong Liow  Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Paul Tan Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council (NAC)
Linda de Mello Director, Sector Development, NAC
Professor Kwok Kian Woon Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Ng Wen Xu Director, Lifestyle, Singapore Economic Development Board
Mike Samson Managing Director/ Regional Head ASEAN, Leveraged and Structured Solutions, Standard Chartered Bank
Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Michael Tay Group Managing Director, The Hour Glass Limited
Dr June Yap Director, Curatorial, Programmes and Publications, Singapore Art Museum
Professor Ute Meta Bauer Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Professor Freddy Boey Senior Vice President, National University Singapore (former Deputy President and Provost, NTU)
Professor Chan Kam-Leung Alan Vice President (Alumni and Advancement), President’s Office, NTU
Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director, EDB
Kow Ree Na Director, Planning, EDB
Low Eng Teong Assistant Chief Executive, Sector Development, NAC
Dr Eugene Tan Director, National Gallery Singapore

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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