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, residencies, research 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.
|Professor Ute Meta Bauer||Founding Director|
|EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCIES|
|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|
|RESEARCH & EDUCATION|
|Sophie Goltz||Deputy Director, Research & Academic Programmes|
|Cheong Kah Kit||Manager, Research|
|Anca Rujoiu||Manager, Publications|
|Samantha Leong||Executive, Conference, Workshops & Archive|
|OPERATIONS, DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING|
|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|
|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|
|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’ 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
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.
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg