UPCOMING EXHIBITION: 22 August - 2 November, Theatrical Fields - Critical Strategies in performance, film and video. 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 Exhibition Space (Block 43); Office (Block 7) and Research Centre (Block 6); and Artists Studios (Block 37 and 38).
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.
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.
The first artists in residence are Tiffany Chung (USA/Vietnam), Sam Durant (USA), Koh Nguang How (Singapore), Charles Lim (Singapore), Ana Prvacki (USA), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Romania) and Lee Wen (Singapore). Click here to find out more
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
Mary Loo, Manager, Finance
Sheila Tham, Executive, Operations & HR
Samantha Leong, Young Professional Trainee, Research
CCA GOVERNING COUNCIL
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
Upcoming Public Programmes
Free Admission for both exhibitions and public programmes
Exhibition hours: Tue–Sun 12–7PM; Fri 12–9PM
CCA Offices: +65 66840998; Blk 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935
CCA Exhibitions: +65 63396503; Blk 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443
CCA Residencies: Blks 37 & 38 Malan Road, Singapore 109443