Dr Yvonne Spielmann is a researcher and academic writer. Previously she was Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. She is the author of Hybrid Culture (2012) and Video: The Reflexive Medium (2007), both published in English by MIT Press. Between January and March 2016, Spielmann was Visiting Research Fellow at NTU CCA Singapore. During her fellowship, she continued to work on her survey Contemporary Indonesian Art: Artists, Art Spaces, and Collectors (2017) published by NUS Press.
Residency period: 1 January – 31 March 2016
Yvonne Spielmann’s research aims to explore contemporary arts in Southeast Asia comparatively, discussing the contexts of contemporary arts practices with a focus on infrastructure, social and political framework, aesthetic and cultural tradition, colonial/postcolonial history, religious and ethnic diversity, and the point of departure of the development of modern and contemporary arts practices in each country. Spielmann’s comparative study will give an overview on the Southeast Asian region, focusing on the countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.