Chua Chye Teck (Singapore) has been a full-time artist for close to twenty years. Growing up in a family of carpenters, he has always had an affinity with wood and the three-dimensional form, which pushed him to challenge himself in working with photography as a medium instead. Beyond Wilderness is a culmination of a decade in photography, where he has explored different ways of presenting his views on found objects, spaces, and nature. Both sculpture and photography have their respective technicalities, and moving forward, Chua is keen to go back to sculpture, following an urge to focus on creating from scratch rather than reacting to a given scenario.
Sherman Ong (Malaysia/Singapore) is a filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist. His practice has always centred on the human condition and our relationships with others within the larger milieu. Ong has premiered works in art biennales, major film festivals and museums around the world, including Venice, Singapore and Jakarta Biennales, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Centre Pompidou Paris, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Queensland Art Gallery, and Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania. He is a founding member of 13 Little Pictures, a film collective based in Singapore.
Silke Schmickl (Germany/Singapore) is a curator at National Gallery Singapore. She was previously curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, a researcher at the German Art History Center in Paris and the co-founding director of Lowave, a Paris/Singapore based curatorial platform and publishing house. She has initiated and directed numerous art projects dedicated to emerging art scenes in the Middle East, Africa, India, Turkey and Singapore, and has curated exhibitions in partnership with museums and biennials in Singapore, Paris, Guangzhou, Beirut, and Düsseldorf.
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