Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)

CCA Exhibition: Theatrical Fields - Critical Strategies in performance, film and video.  22 August - 2 November. For more information click here

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore is a research centre of Nanyang Technological University, developed with support from the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Located in Gillman Barracks alongside a cluster of international galleries, the CCA is led by Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer. The CCA takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its three platforms: Exhibitions, Residencies and Research.

The CCA positions itself as a centre for critical discourse and experimental practices for Singapore, the region and beyond. It aims to play an active role within the local art scene, as well as being a part of the development of regional and international art infrastructures.

The CCA comprises several spaces at Gillman Barracks, each dedicated to a specific area of activity: an Exhibitions (Block 43),  Artists Studios (Block 37 and 38), Research Centre and Office (Block 6). 

Image: Theatrical Fields, Joan Jonas, Lines in the Sand (2002). Photo: Werner Maschmann. Courtesy of the artist

The exhibition programme of the CCA presents contemporary artistic production. The programme maps certain areas of interest that will be further explored through the CCA residencies and research programmes, including reflections on postcolonial spaces, migration, diaspora, old and new trade routes. The exhibition programme brings together established international, local and regional artists. Each exhibition is complemented by a public programme of events that will offer insights into the curatorial framework on the exhibition. 

To learn about current exhibitions, click here; for past exhibitions, click here



CCA Residencies hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars. At its core is a studio programme for artists dedicated to facilitating the production and creation of work, knowledge and research by established and emerging artists from Singapore and from other parts of the world. The programme will position Singapore as a forum of cultural and artistic exchange in Asia.

CCA Founding Director Professor Ute Meta Bauer said, “Unique to the CCA Residencies programme is an emphasis on research and knowledge production complementing contemporary artistic production. This underlines CCA’s position as a young research centre and new gateway for accessing practices and discourses within Southeast Asia. The CCA Residencies programme feeds into our holistic approach of intertwining three platforms: exhibitions, residencies and research.”

Residencies are a productive and impactful way to support practice and research on contemporary art. The artists for the CCA studios were selected by a committee of art professionals in Singapore after a rigorous nomination process from curatorial professionals. The selection process includes an assessment of their research proposals that will contribute to the artists’ current or new research project.

Current resident artists are:

Anocha Mai Suwichkornpong (Thailand)


Bani Haykal 

Koh Nguang How

Lee Wen

Charles Lim


The Research programme aims to connect academic research with other forms of knowledge production. CCA is hosting visiting scholars of various disciplines whose research focuses on discourses addressing Singapore and SE region. Its current research clusters engage with questions of postcolonial spaces, migration, diaspora, old and new trade routes. 


Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director

Anca Rujoiu, Curator, Exhibitions

Vera Mey, Curator, Residencies

Syaheedah Iskander, Assistant, Exhibitions

Shona Findlay, Assistant, Residencies

Isrudy Shaik, Executive, Exhibitions & IT

Michelle Goh, Deputy Director, Operations, Development & Planning

Jasmaine Cheong, Assistant Director, Operations & HR

Nor Jumaiyah, Assistant Director, Communications & Development

Mary Loo, Manager, Finance

Sheila Tham, Executive, Operations & HR

Samantha Leong, Young Professional Trainee, Research




Professor Freddy Boey, Deputy President and Provost, President’s Office, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director (CG Consumer), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)


Professor Alan Chan Kam-Leung, Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, NTU

Professor Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen, Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU

Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon, Associate Provost (Student Life), President’s Office, NTU

Ms. Kow Ree Na, Director (Lifestyle), EDB

Dr. Eugene Tan, Director, National Gallery Singapore

Mr. Paul Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council

Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)
Exhibition Centre – 43 Malan Road Singapore 109443

Upcoming Public Programmes

  • Friday 12 September
    Theatrical Fields Exhibition Tour with Petrus Liu             
    Block 43, Malan Road
  • Friday 26 September
    Theatrical Fields Artist Talk with Judith Barry                  
    Seminar Room Block 43 Malan Road
  • Friday 26 September
    Live Performance by resident artist Lee Wen               
    Artist Studio #01-04, Block 37 Malan Road 

Free Admission: Exhibitions and public programmes
Exhibition hours: Tue–Sun 12–7PM; Fri 12–9PM. Mon closed.

CCA Research Centre and Office:
+65 66840998                              
Block 6 Lock Road, Singapore 108935

CCA Exhibitions: +65 63396503                                                          
Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

CCA Residencies: Blocks 37 & 38 Malan Road, Singapore 109443