Our Staff

Prof. Ute Meta Bauer
Founding Director

Ute Meta Bauer is Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Professor in the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Previously, she was Associate Professor and Founding Director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture+Technology (ACT), MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). For more than three decades, Bauer is a curator/co-curator of exhibitions and presentations, connecting contemporary art, film, video, and sound through transdisciplinary formats including Documenta11, the 3rd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, and the US pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale, featuring eminent artist Joan Jonas. Recently co-edited books include Culture City. Culture Scape. (NTU CCA Singapore, 2021), The Impossibility of Mapping (Urban Asia) (NTU CCA Singapore/World Scientific Publishing, 2020) and Place.Labour.Capital. (NTU CCA Singapore/Mousse Publishing, 2018). Find her faculty profile here.

Dr. Anna Lovecchio
Curator (Programmes)

Anna Lovecchio (Italy/Singapore) is a curator and art historian based in Singapore, currently Assistant Director (Programmes) at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. She joined the Centre in 2016 as Curator of the Residencies Programme, an international platform dedicated to fostering artistic research and critical discourse. Previously, she was Junior Curator at Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genoa, Italy, where she has worked on solo exhibitions by Tomás Saraceno, Tony Conrad, Susan Philipsz, Pino Pascali, Julieta Aranda, and Zhang Enli, amongst others. From 2007 to 2008, she was Executive Editor of the art journal Around Photography International. She holds a PhD in the history of contemporary art from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a MA in Contemporary Art and Museum Studies from Tufts University, Boston, United States.

Jasmaine Cheong
Senior Assistant Director (Business Operations Management)

Jasmaine Cheong joined NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore in 2014 as one of the pioneer staff during the Centre’s formative years. As the Assistant Director, Administration & Operations, she manages the day-to-day operations of the Centre such as facilities management, financial operations & procurement , HR administration, grant administration, event management and ensures compliance to governance and guidelines set by the University. 

Jaz has a great passion for cooking, especially for local comfort food. She also enjoys experimental cooking, working with fresh ingredients from scratch. She is also a fervent durian lover when the King of Fruits is in season!

Low Ming Aun
Assistant Manager

Ming Aun is the Assistant Manager for Programmes and Operations and is responsible for a broad range of resources and services that allow operations in the centre to run efficiently. He has experience in the marine and construction industry where he specialized in local/overseas corporate events and other special projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Management and Marketing.

Ng Mei Jia
Research Assistant

Mei Jia (Singapore) is currently Research Assistant at the School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technological University, managing the research projects Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss (2021–2024), Environmentally-Engaged Artistic Practices in South, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (2021–2023), and Understanding Southeast Asia as a ‘Geocultural’ Formation (2021–2023). She was previously a Project Officer (Intangible Cultural Heritage) at the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Mei Jia holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore. She is also an avid bird-watcher!