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
Assistant Director (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
Assistant Director (Administration and Operations)

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!

Celine Yeo
Education and Programmes Manager

Celine Yeo is the Manager for Education & Programmes in NTU CCA Singapore.  She believes in the transformative power of arts in education and has spent most of her career working at the two intersections. Celine was first introduced to the arts by her primary school teacher who kept her reading Roald Dahl’s writing til today. 

Celine enjoys the cultural scene and attends theatre and contemporary dance performances whenever she can. As someone with perpetual wanderlust, she is always looking for the next travel adventure to gain new perspectives and live new experiences.  

Maggie Yin
Research and Publication Manager

Maggie is the Manager, Research and Publications at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. For the past two decades she has worked in academic, public and special libraries overseeing collection management, public programmes and conducting info-literacy workshops. She was involved in the launch of Soundscapes of Singapore project in 2020, a community engagement initiative at the National Archives of Singapore, to capture and preserve the sounds of daily life in Singapore.

Dr. Karin Oen

Principal Research Fellow,
Centre for Asian Art and Design
School of Art, Design and Media

Dr Karin Oen is currently Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Art and Design in the School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technological University. She was recently Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes for NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Prior to that, Dr Oen was  associate curator of contemporary art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. As the Asian Art Museum’s first full-time curator of contemporary art, Dr Oen was a pivotal figure in the growth of the museum’s contemporary collection — especially in new media and works by Asian diaspora artists. Dr Oen holds a PhD in History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MA in Modern Art History, Connoisseurship and Art-Market History from Christie’s Education and a BA with honours in Urban Studies, Art History minor, from Stanford University.

Magdalena Magiera
Research Associate

Magdalena Magiera (Germany/Singapore) is currently Curator and Research Associate at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Her practice and expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including exhibition-making and venue building; developing process-based research; organising lectures and conferences; and staging events and performances. She has worked with institutions throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including biennales, museums and artist-run spaces, and collaborated with artists, curators, academics and researchers working across multiple fields.  

Her extensive experience includes developing projects with NTU CCA Singapore; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; dOCUMENTA(13); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Kulturprojekte Berlin e.V.; e-flux in Berlin, Mexico City and New York City; and frieze d/e. She is currently Editor of mono.kultur, a Berlin-based interview magazine which profiles leading figures in contemporary art and culture, and is regularly invited to participate in international forums, conferences and selection committees.

Arabelle Zhuang
Senior Executive (Programmes and Operations)

Formerly the first dual-department Young Professional Trainee for exhibitions and productions, Arabelle Zhuang is currently a Senior Programmes & Operations Executive. She is a facilities fairy, casting magic spells on unsolvable problems: from managing facilities, to untying administrative dead knots in HR and finance pipelines. As a Press and Editorial Photography graduate of Falmouth University in Cornwall, Arabelle’s visual art expertise has caught the attention of press companies like CNN, FT Weekend and South China Morning Post. Her dream is to own her own farm, grow an edible garden, and spend her days hiking and being close to nature.

Kristine Tan
Programmes Coordinator

Kristine is the Programme Coordinator for residencies at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore. In addition, she is an independent curator whose interests lie at the intersection of contemporary art, science and technology. She recently completed an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London (distinction). Prior to that, she has had experience in exhibition project management and exhibition making at ArtScience Museum, Singapore. Kristine has also had a previous career in graphic design and marketing.