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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
A leading international art institution, NTU CCA Singapore is a platform, host and partner creating and driven by dynamic thinking in its three-fold constellation: Exhibitions; Residencies Programme; and Research and Academic Education. A national research centre for contemporary art of Nanyang Technological University, the Centre focuses on Spaces of the Curatorial. It brings forth innovative and experimental forms of emergent artistic and curatorial practices that intersect the present and histories of contemporary art embedded in social-political spheres with other fields of knowledge.
NTU CCA Singapore positions itself as a space for critical discourse and encourages new ways of thinking about Spaces of the Curatorial in Southeast Asia and beyond. As a research centre, we aim to provide visiting researchers and curators a comprehensive platform to study contemporary art ecosystems in Singapore and the region.
Part of the research and academic programmes arm is the Public Resource Platform, which includes the research library, contemporary artist files, and video documentation. The artist files aim to provide an entry point to contemporary artistic practice in Southeast Asia, containing visual material and audio recordings of talks from over 90 local artists and NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists-in-Residence. The video documentation gives insight into past public events of the Centre, offering an expanded understanding of the complexity and diversity of contemporary art production, and how it intersects with current developments in culture, society, and politics.
Facilitating the production of knowledge and research, the Centre’s Residencies Programme invites both local and international artists, curators, and researchers. Our seven studios support the artistic process in the most direct way by giving Artists-in-Residence the time and locale to be fully engaged with their research, and the access to an immersive context for developing ideas.
Since its inauguration in October 2013, NTU CCA Singapore has featured leading artists, presenting their work for the first time in Southeast Asia. This approach makes the Centre one of the few spaces in Singapore to present contemporary art from around the globe. As an institution, we have dynamic public programmes such as lectures, workshops, open studios, film screenings, Exhibition (de)Tours, and Stagings, that engage with various audiences.

NTU CCA Singapore Research Centre and Office: +65 6460 0300
Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

NTU CCA Singapore Residencies:
Blocks 37 and 38 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109452 and 109441

Public Resource Centre

NTU CCA Singapore
A national research centre of Nanyang Technological University, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore focuses on Spaces of the Curatorial, addressing the urgencies of our time.

The studio-based Residencies programme is dedicated to facilitating the research of established and emerging artists. It serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia.

Digital Archive 
The NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive hosts over 12,000 assets documenting the centre's exhibitions and programmes from 2013- March 2021. Click here to visit.

To learn about our past, current and upcoming exhibitions, click here.

Mapletree Business City Public Art Trail

In partnership with Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., Culture City. Culture Scape. is a public art education programme launched in 2017. A first of its kind in Singapore, the programme features a series of newly commissioned public art works by Dan Graham, Zulkifle Mahmod, Tomás Saraceno and Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), nestled at Mapletree Business City II, and aims to bring the arts closer to the communities. Find out more at https://www.mapletreearts.sg/

NTU CCA Singapore developed this virtual tour to give context on the Culture City. Culture Scape. project and create awareness of the Mapletree Public Art Trail as well as the walking tours that our Centre conducts. Used in combination with the Educational Resource Guide for schools, this tour will serve as a starting point to encourage people to come see the work in person at MBC.

NTU CCA Singapore Residencies

NTU CCA Singapore Residencies hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars. At its core is a research driven studio programme dedicated to facilitating the production and creation of work, knowledge and research by established and emerging artists from Singapore and abroad. The programme is augmented with public events Residencies: Insights / Studio Sessions / OPEN series, ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, live performances, to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation.

The Residencies programme is an integral part of the NTU CCA Singapore’s mission as a research centre. Dedicated to hosting artists and facilitating a short- and long-term visiting programme for curators and scholars, the Residencies programme aims to work as a catalyst for critical practices and build discourses that are especially resonant in the region. Studio space and residencies slots are also specifically reserved for Singapore and Southeast Asian artists to further commit to development of a regional network and research that is contextually specific. 

The application for residency at NTU CCA Singapore is via nomination, please email ntuccaresidencies@ntu.edu.sg for more information.

To learn about our Artists/Curators-in-Residence, click here.

NTU CCA Singapore Research & Education

The Research & Education programme aims to connect academic research with other forms of knowledge production. NTU CCA Singapore hosts visiting scholars of various disciplines whose research areas address Singapore in relation to its position within a wider geography. NTU CCA Singapore’s current research clusters engage with questions of Global Asia, postcolonial spaces, migration and labour, diaspora, old and new trade routes.

To learn about our Research & Education programme, click here.

Academic Programme

Under NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media (ADM’s) Master of Art (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy programmes, NTU CCA Singapore offers a stream in Spaces of the Curatorial. The research-oriented MA & PhD programmes will provide students with the opportunity to pursue independent research in the new ADM research areas of Museum Studies and Curatorial Practice and Art in Public Space & Critical Spatial Practice.

Call for application:
For more information: www.adm.ntu.edu.sg/programmes

Public Resource Centre

The Artist Resource Platform contains visual material and audio recordings of talks from over 90 local artists, NTU CCA Singapore’s Artists-in-Residence and independent art spaces. This archive provides local and visiting curators, scholars and writers, as well as an interested public, a point of entry to contemporary artistic practice.

For more information about NTU CCA Singapore’s Artist Resource Platform, please visit www.ntu.ccasingapore.org/research/public-resource-centre.

Publication Programme

The NTU CCA Singapore Publications programme serves as another space of the curatorial. A recipient and producer of knowledge, the publishing activity contributes to the holistic approach of the NTU CCA Singapore by expanding the connections across the Centre’s exhibitions, residencies, public programming and academic education. Through their mobility and lasting nature, publications will introduce and disseminate the Centre's research beyond its physical parameters.

For more information about NTU CCA Singapore’s Publication programme, please visit www.ntu.ccasingapore.org/publications.


NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Research Centre & Office Block 6 Lock Road Singapore 108934

NTU CCA Singapore Research Centre and Office
Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7.00pm


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