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Committed to supporting artists, curators, and researchers by offering them time and space to pursue their research without the pressure of deadlines and production commitments, the Residencies Programme values the open-ended nature of artistic research and embraces multiform expressions of creative enquiry. Aiming to facilitate the production of knowledge, this studio-based programme is dedicated to established and emerging artists and serves as platform for critical exchange in Southeast Asia. The Residencies Programme offers a wide spectrum of programmes aimed at sharing the process of artistic research with the public - Residencies OPEN / Studio Sessions / Insights, which range from open studios, artists’ talks, conversations, performances, and screenings. The Residencies Programme unfolds through annual cycles and runs by nomination only. Every year, a rotating pool of curators and arts professionals from all over the world is invited to nominate two artists for the residency. The nominated artists are subsequently invited to submit a research proposal along with their portfolio and CV. Ultimately, the Residencies Committee, an international panel of experts, reviews the submitted materials and designates the artists who are awarded the residency.


Kartik Sood

Residency period

11 September – 31 October 2017


Drawing inspiration from music, design, literature as well as his own life experiences, the multidisciplinary practice of Kartik Sood(b. 1986, India) revolves around the delicate balance of coexistence, investigating the tension that arises between the handmade and the mechanical, materials and concepts. Sood’s artworks examines these tensions through the manipulation of a variety of mediums such as gouache paintings, moving images, and installations with archival photos and found objects that unfold ambiguous narratives.

Kartik Sood lives and works between Baroda and Delhi, India. His works have been widely exhibited in India and, most recently, he participated in the Yinchuan Biennale, China (2016). In 2014, he undertook a residency at Gasworks, London, United Kingdom.


In line with his multidisciplinary interests, during the residency Kartik Sood intends to engage with a local theatre actor or dance performer as well as research into local literature focusing on the issue of cultural coexistence in Singapore.

Public programmes

Residencies OPEN: Art After Dark x Gillman Barracks 5th Anniversary Celebrations
22 Sep 2017, Fri 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of the artist’s studio. Through showcasing discussions, performances, installations, and works-in-progress, Residencies OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice from around the globe and the divergent ways artists conceive an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.

This edition of Residencies OPEN takes place on the occasion of Art After Dark x Gillman Barracks 5th Anniversary Celebrations, and features Chun Kaifeng (Singapore), Sonya Lacey (New Zealand), Kartik Sood (India), and Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam).