Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)

Currently on view at the CCA – No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, for more information click here

The CCA–Centre for Contemporary Art 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 takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its various 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 and Research Centre (Block 6); and Artists Studios (Block 37 and 38). 

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, Paradise Lost, Exhibition view. Photograph by Ruey Loon.

 

The CCA residency programme is one of the core functions of CCA as a national research centre as part of Nanyang Technological University. The residency comprises a studio programme dedicated to artists and a short and long-term visiting programme for curators and scholars. Designated as a catalyst for critical practice, building discourse that is especially resonant to SE Asia the CCA residency programme feeds into the research centre of CCA as well as adding activity and energy into the Gillman Barracks gallery complex. 

The programme is dedicated to facilitating the production and creation of work, knowledge and research by established and emerging cultural producers from Singapore, South East Asia and the rest of the world. The studio programme dedicated to artists advances knowledge production in the most direct way – through supporting artists production, research and practice through allocation of a studio and curatorial support.

The residents are selected upon nomination from external nominators. After nomination, the CCA committee makes a selection of residents based on merit and appropriateness of experience to undertake this research based residency. 


CCA, Block 37, Artists’ studios 

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. 

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

The CCA–Centre for Contemporary Art 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 takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its various platforms: exhibitions, residencies and research

Free Admission
Tue–Sun 12–7 pm
Fri 12–9 pm

Free Shuttle Bus:
Saturdays (24 May to 19 July)
From Singapore Art Museum to CCA: 3pm
From CCA to Singapore Art Museum: 5pm

Join us for Friday Late Nights at Gillman Barracks on 23 May, 13 June and 18 July, 7-10pm. View No Country at the CCA and visit the galleries at Gillman Barracks

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