Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) —Residencies |  NTU CCA Singapore
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Committed to supporting artists, curators, and researchers by offering them time and space to pursue their research without the pressure of deadlines and production commitments, the Residencies Programme values the open-ended nature of artistic research and embraces multiform expressions of creative enquiry. Aiming to facilitate the production of knowledge, this studio-based programme is dedicated to established and emerging artists and serves as platform for critical exchange in Southeast Asia. The Residencies Programme offers a wide spectrum of programmes aimed at sharing the process of artistic research with the public - Residencies OPEN / Studio Sessions / Insights, which range from open studios, artists’ talks, conversations, performances, and screenings. The Residencies Programme unfolds through annual cycles and runs by nomination only. Every year, a rotating pool of curators and arts professionals from all over the world is invited to nominate two artists for the residency. The nominated artists are subsequently invited to submit a research proposal along with their portfolio and CV. Ultimately, the Residencies Committee, an international panel of experts, reviews the submitted materials and designates the artists who are awarded the residency.

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Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise)

Residency period

6 April – 16 June 2015

About

Ise’s (b. 1972, Malaysia) work includes installations, publications, animations, collages, participatory events, and the artist space Parking Project (run out of his apartment in Kuala Lumpur). This practice is informed by expressions of popular culture such as comics and graffiti and the manner in which they serve to represent alternative histories of place and culture. Whatever final form it takes, Ise’s work is always participatory, embedded in conversation, friendship and the experiences of simply living life amongst a multitude of communities internationally. Ise is a graduate of Mara University of Technology in Selangor, Malaysia. Selected exhibitions and Biennials and Residencies include: Singapore Biennale (2011); Asia Triennial Manchester, United Kingdom (2011); Jakarta Biennale with Indonesian collaborative Ruangrupa (2009) Artist-in-Residence at Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney (2006) and the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005); He is the co-founder of Sentap, a quarterly art publication in Malaysia.

Focus

Ise’s practice is informed by expressions of popular culture such as comics and graffiti and the manner in which they serve to represent alternative histories of place and culture. He works closely with various communities and will explore the relationship between Malaysian and Singaporean communities.

True to his existing practice, during his time as an Artist-in-Residence, Ise will note take through drawing and create a series of events utilising food as a social binder whilst also going deeper into its layered histories and how this connects to Southeast Asia.

Public programmes

NTU CCA Residencies Studio Sessions : Artists-in-Residence, Yee I-Lann and Ise in conversation
13 Jun 2015, Sat 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Yee I-Lann and Ise are Artists-in-Residence who have a material based approach through
the use of photography, drawing, printing and food in their work and use research methods of
oral history and storytelling in their gathering of material. Join these two artists in an open studio format where they will use their narrative interviewing techniques in conversation with
each other, offering a glimpse into their studios with new drawings inspired by local ink painting techniques as well as a makeshift batik printing station.

Yee I-Lann’s practice links history, landscape,memory, and cultural identity via allusion to historical, popular, and everyday references often through the medium of photography. She was one of the co-curators of the Singapore Biennale (2013) and has exhibited as part of the Asia Pacific Triennial (1999).Ise’s work is always participatory, embedded in conversation, friendship and the experiences of simply living life among a multitude of communities internationally. Exhibitions include the Singapore Biennale (2011), Jakarta Biennale (2009) and the 9th Istanbul Biennia (2005) with the Indonesian collective, Ruangrupa.