Singapore a Hub for Artistic Exchange

NTU CCA and the EU Partnered in Support of Emerging Artists

by Zuri Jackson

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art is the key contemporary art space in Asia. Based in Singapore and with a decade of experience in the arts, NTU CCA has hosted top-notch artists, curators, and thinkers from around the world through its event programming, residencies, and exhibitions.

Charles Lim Yi Yong: SEA STATE, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 30 April – 10 July 2016, installation view. Courtesy of NTU CCA Singapore.

Founded by Ute Meta Bauer in 2013, NTU CCA is a national research center of Nanyang Technological University Singapore, that has positioned itself as a space for critical discourse and to encourage new ways of thinking about curatorial practices in Southeast Asia and beyond. NTU has presented important exhibitions by Siah Armajani, Joan Jonas, Yang Fudong and Tarek Atoui, also hosting curator Sally Tallant, artist Haegue Yang, and dealer Robin Peckham from the Taipei Dangdai art fair, as former residents.

Surviving the 2020 pandemic and the economic and financial challenges that followed, NTU CCA emerged in 2023 as a hub for creative and cultural exchanges in Asia. In partnership with the European Union Delegation to Singapore it has now established a new program that aims to create a peer-to-peer cultural and artistic exchange between Southeast Asia and Europe, with Singapore as its hub. Studio Residencies in the EU for Southeast Asian Artists (SEA AiR) has become a platform offering new professional experiences for emerging visual art practitioners in the format of artistic residencies, hosted by established contemporary art institutions engaged as project partners in Europe, as well as a component of curated group exhibitions in Singapore.

About the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) addresses the urgencies of our time such as the climate crisis and its impact on communities. A leading international art institution, driven by dynamic thinking in its three-fold constellation: Research and Academic Education; Residencies Programme; and Exhibitions, it brings forth innovative, multi-disciplinary, holistic and experimental forms of emergent artistic and curatorial practices that intersect the present and histories of contemporary art embedded in social, geopolitical, geocultural spheres with other fields of knowledge. NTU CCA Singapore’s office and research centre is located at Gillman Barracks.

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