SHIMURAbros —Residencies |  NTU CCA Singapore
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The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies programme is an integral part of the NTU CCA Singapore’s mission as a research centre and hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars from Singapore and abroad. The studio-based Residencies programme is dedicated to facilitating the production of knowledge and research for and by established and emerging artists. It serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia, augmented with public events Residencies: Insights / Studio Sessions / OPEN series, ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, live performances, to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation. The application for residency at NTU CCA Singapore is via nomination, please email for more information.



Residency period

1 November – 30 December 2016


SHIMURAbros are a brother/sister artist duo composed of Yuka (b. 1976, Japan) and Kentaro Shimura (b. 1979, Japan). While film is the catalyst of all their creations, the SHIMURAbros’ exploration of the moving image extends beyond the two-dimensional limit of film and investigates the shifting balance between light and matter. They incorporate elements of sculpture and avant-garde filmmaking in installations that articulate an intricate and playful re-interpretation of the cinematic language. Their films have received screenings at the Cannes Film Festival (2007) and the Berlinale Festival (2005). Their works have been exhibited at The National Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan (2011, 2010); NUS Museum, Singapore (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan (2011); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Australia (2010). They have been awarded the TERRADA ART AWARD First Prize (2015) and received the Excellence Award in the Art Division at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival, hosted by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs (2010). They are currently researchers at the Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany.


During their residency, the SHIMURAbros will expand their previous research on Singapore’s archaeology and film history to explore the reverse trajectories and movements of various archaeological objects from Southeast Asia to Singapore. They aim at gathering relevant materials and scouting locations to produce ROAD MOVIE – Road to Singapore. Episode 2, as the second part of a work created on occasion of their residency and exhibition at NUS Museum (Singapore) in 2013.

Public programmes

Residencies OPEN: Art Day Out!
12 Nov 2016, Sat 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often introverted sphere of the artists’ studio. Through showcasing discussions, performances, research and works-in-progress, Residencies:OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice and the divergent ways artists conceive artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.

This edition of Residencies OPEN features video installations and several book-related projects. Participants include Artists-in-Residence Heman Chong (Singapore), Ho Rui An (Singapore), Arin Rungjang (Thailand), SHIMURAbros (Japan/Germany), and Tamara Weber (United States).

Heman Chong Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-07
Ho Rui An Block 37 Malan Road, Studio#01-03
Arin Rungjang Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-05
SHIMURAbros Block 37 Malan Road, Studio #01-04
Tamara Weber Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-06