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A leading international art institution, NTU CCA Singapore is a platform, host and partner creating and driven by dynamic thinking in its three-fold constellation: Exhibitions, Residencies Programme, and Research and Academic Education. A national research centre for contemporary art of Nanyang Technological University, the Centre focuses on Spaces of the Curatorial. It brings forth innovative and experimental forms of artistic and curatorial practices that intersect the present and histories of contemporary art embedded in social-political spheres with other fields of knowledge.

NTU CCA Singapore positions itself as a space for critical discourse and encourages new ways of thinking about Spaces of the Curatorial in Southeast Asia and beyond. As a research centre, we aim to provide visiting researchers and curators a comprehensive platform to study contemporary art ecosystems in Singapore and the region.

Part of the research and academic programmes arm is the Public Resource Platform, which includes the research library, contemporary artist files, and video documentation. The artist files aim to provide an entry point to contemporary artistic practice in Southeast Asia, containing visual material and audio recordings of talks from over 90 local artists and NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists-in-Residence. The video documentation gives insight into past public events of the Centre, offering an expanded understanding of the complexity and diversity of contemporary art production, and how it intersects with current developments in culture, society, and politics.

Facilitating the production of knowledge and research, the Centre’s Residencies Programme invites both local and international artists, curators, and researchers. Our seven studios support the artistic process in the most direct way by giving Artists-in-Residence the time and resources to be fully engaged with their research, and access to an immersive context for developing ideas.

Since its inauguration in October 2013, NTU CCA Singapore has featured leading Singaporean and international artists, presenting their work for the first time in Southeast Asia. This approach makes the Centre one of the few spaces in Singapore to present contemporary art from around the globe. As an institution, we have dynamic public programmes such as lectures, workshops, open studios, film screenings, Exhibition (de)Tours, and Stagings, that engage with various audiences.


For more information on our upcoming programmes, visit our calendar of events here, or subscribe to our newsletter.

NTU CCA Singapore Staff




Ute Meta Bauer Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Dr Karin Oen Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes
Dr Anna Lovecchio Curator, Residencies
Magdalena Magiera Curator, Outreach & Education
Ze-Tian Lim Assistant Curator, Exhibitions
Frankie Fang Assistant Manager, Production
Isrudy Shaik Senior Executive, Production
Ilya Katrinnada Binte Zubaidi Curatorial Assistant, Outreach & Education
Seet Yun Teng Curatorial Assistant, Residencies
Nuruzzahra Abdul Aziz Young Professional Trainee, Exhibitions
Clara Peh Young Professional Trainee, Residencies
Soh Kay Min Executive, Conference, Workshops & Archive
Yin Ying Kong Young Professional Trainee, Research
Peter Lin Deputy Director, Operations & Strategic Development
Jasmaine Cheong Assistant Director, Operations & Human Resource
Jillian Kwan Assistant Director, Development
Joyce Lee Manager, Finance
Cheryl Ho Manager, Communications
Perla Espiel Special Projects Assistant
Iris Tan Senior Executive, Administration & Finance
Arabelle Zhuang Executive, Operations
Ong Xue Min Executive, Communications
Sage Lee Young Professional Trainee, Communications

International Advisory Board

Professor Nikos Papastergiadis (Chair) Director, Research Unit in Public Cultures, and Professor, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Antonia Carver Director, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Doryun Chong Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Catherine David Deputy Director in charge of Research and Globalisation, MNAM/CCI, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Professor Patrick Flores Department of Arts Studies, University of the Philippines and Curator Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines
Ranjit Hoskote cultural theorist and independent curator, Mumbai, India
Professor Ashley Thompson Hiram W. Woodward Chair, Southeast Asian Art and Chair, South East Asian Studies, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom
Philip Tinari Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Ann DeMeester Director, Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands
Chris Dercon Director, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
The late Mr Okwui Enwezor Curator and Writer, Munich, Germany
Hou Hanru Director, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
Professor Yuko Hasegawa Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and Professor, Department of Arts Studies & Curatorial Practice, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Professor Sarat Maharaj Head Supervisor of Doctoral Candidates and Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden
Dr John Tirman Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, United States

Governing Council

Professor Joseph Liow  Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Mr Low Eng Teong Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sector Development, National Arts Council (NAC) Singapore
Professor Michael Walsh Chair, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), NTU
Professor Kwok Kian Woon Associate Vice President (Wellbeing), President’s Office, NTU
Mr Tay Tong Director, Sector Development (Visual Arts), NAC
Dr June Yap Director, Curatorial, Collections and Programmes, Singapore Art Museum(SAM)
Ms Cindy Koh Senior Vice President (Consumer), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Mr Michael Tay Group Managing Director, The Hour Glass Limited
Professor Ute Meta Bauer Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Professor Freddy Boey Senior Vice President, National University Singapore (former Deputy President and Provost, NTU)
Professor Chan Kam-Leung Alan Vice President (Alumni and Advancement), President’s Office, NTU
Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
Paul Tan Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council (NAC)
Thien Kwee Eng Assistant Managing Director, EDB
Kow Ree Na Director, Planning, EDB
Linda de Mello Director, Sector Development, NAC
Mr Mike Samson Managing Director, Regional Head, Corporate Finance ASA & Regional Head ASEAN Leveraged and Structured Solutions, Standard Chartered Bank
Ng Wen Xu Director, Lifestyle, Singapore Economic Development Board
Dr Eugene Tan Director, National Gallery Singapore and Director, Singapore Art Museum

Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks’ vision is to be Asia’s visual arts precinct for international and Southeast Asian art. A unique art enclave set in a former military barracks amidst lush tropical greenery, Gillman Barracks anchors the development of visual art in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. Currently, Gillman Barracks comprises 10 international galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 2 non-profit visual arts organisations – Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity and Art Outreach – as well as 6 F&B outlets

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

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