Singapore Biennale 2011, 29 of 63 exhibiting artists are from Asia

ART EVENTS BIENNALES SINGAPORE ASIAN ARTISTS

The list of artists for the 2011 Singapore Biennale has been revealed. Beginning in early March, and this year titled “Open House”, SB2011 will feature over 150 works by 63 artists from 30 countries, with more than half of them premiering new works or creating new commissions.

Genevieve Chua, 'After the Flood #2', 2010, hand-coloured photograph, 20" x 30". Image from genchua.com.

Genevieve Chua, 'After the Flood #2', 2010, hand-coloured photograph, 20" x 30". Image from genchua.com.

We have picked out the 29 artists who are living, working in or originally from the Asian region and listed them, in no particular order, below:

Of course, as RCGNTN reports, SB2011 features contemporary art not only from Singapore, Southeast Asia and the Asian region, but it also presents a range of works by international artists. Click here for the full list of SB2011 artists.

Gi Gi Scaria, 'Untitled', 2007, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72". Image from gallerysoulflower.com.

Gi Gi Scaria, 'Untitled', 2007, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72". Image from gallerysoulflower.com.

Singapore Biennale’s curatorial aims for 2011

The Singapore Biennale, established in 2006, is an event that prides itself on exploring the use of alternative and “emblematic” spaces in Singapore. This year, the Biennale has attempted to suggest a blurring of the boundaries between public and private as “it is in this fluid space that contemporary art often emerges.”

SB2011 Artistic Director, Matthew Ngui. Image from singaporebiennale.org.

SB2011 Artistic Director, Matthew Ngui. Image from singaporebiennale.org.

In an interview with Business World Online, artistic director Matthew Ngui, who leads SB2011’s curatorial team, stated,

As an artist, I have a strong desire to focus this Biennale on artistic process and to communicate this to both the Singaporean public and international visitors. This is not an easy task, as contemporary artists’ processes are so diverse and often not immediately evident.

According to Ngui, SB2011 connects artistic processes to everyday activities such as “working, commuting, shopping, and eating, as well as obsessive or recreational activities in private or public.”

About the Singapore Biennale

The Singapore Biennale is currently the largest contemporary art exhibition in Southeast Asia. This year’s event, organised by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), will be open to the public from 13 March till 15 May, 2011. Click here to visit the official website of “Open House”, 2011’s Singapore Biennale.

Tiffany Chung, 'DMZ - 17th Parallel', 2010, embroidery, beads and metal grommets on canvas, 70 x 109 cm. Image from trfineart.com.

Tiffany Chung, 'DMZ - 17th Parallel', 2010, embroidery, beads and metal grommets on canvas, 70 x 109 cm. Image from trfineart.com.

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Singapore Biennale 2011, 29 of 63 exhibiting artists are from Asia — 1 Comment

  1. dear sir/madam,

    i would like to make an interview with Mr. Roslisham Ismail. Is it possible for me to get a way to contact him from sir/madam?

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