Prof. Ute Meta Bauer
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.
Peter is the Deputy Director at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, and is an experienced arts professional with over 20 years of experience in arts administration and other related fields.
Throughout the last two decades, Peter has worked in arts, design, events and hospitality. Notably in the arts sector, Peter began his arts career at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia before taking up the position of Art Consultant at Artbank, Australian Government’s contemporary art collection and arts support program, later as Assistant Director and Head Art Consultant, overseeing artworks from the collection at all Australian diplomatic missions.
Prior to NTU CCA Singapore, Peter was most recently Assistant Director at the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, the membership organisation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
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.
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!
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.
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.
As grants coordinator at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Jamie collaborates closely with the Centre’s founding director to secure the future of its research funds. After a lengthy process of researching and brainstorming, Jamie is in charge of organising and communicating ideas for potential projects succinctly to a diverse range of stakeholders, thus actualising the Centre’s inquiries into artistic and interdisciplinary research.
Jamie’s background and personal interest in independent cinema and popular culture arm her with a meticulous eye for detail and creativity which she leverages on in her relentless quest to perfect the long-lost, oft-overlooked art of grant writing.
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.
Megan Chua is NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Project Coordinator for Digital Archives. The painstaking efforts needed to capture the entirety of the Centre’s short but fecund curatorial output within the confines of the physical and digital realms was to her a gargantuan task. But after working on over 10,000 entries, she finally understands what Derrida means when he says, “the question of the archive is not […] a question of the past… It is the question of the future […] of a promise and of a responsibility for tomorrow. The archive: if we want to know what that will have meant, we will only know in times to come.”
Kong Yin Ying
Kong Yin Ying is the Publications Coordinator at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, managing its forthcoming Climates. Habitats. Environments. publication, copublished with The MIT Press. Kong co-edited art writing anthologies, including Attention (2020)and NOIT—5: bodies as in buildings(2019); was editorial assistant for Culture City. Culture Scape. (2021) and SouthEastAsia: Spaces of the Curatorial Mandarin edition (forthcoming); and is published on The Double Negative and Four Eyes Magazine. Kong received the RCA MA Writing Award 2020 for an outstanding dissertation surveying Southeast Asian beasts and bestiaries and was awarded the National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Overseas Undergraduate) in 2015.