Singapore Biennale “If The World Changed”
Oct 26, 2013 – Feb 16, 2014
To harness the energy of the region and build a distinctive Asian identity for the Singapore Biennale, SB 2013 will adopt a bold new collaborative curatorial structure comprising a team of co-curators . More than 20 art professionals with distinct local knowledge of regional art practices are on board to offer their viewpoints and local knowledge. SB 2013 promises a showcase of new artists and fresh works from the region.
With the benefit of tapping on differing curatorial perspectives, SB 2013 will serve as a premier international platform for artist presentation and discourse, and as a leading entry point into regional contemporary art practices, in the context of developments worldwide. This new format, which sees the combined efforts of individuals who each bring specific expertise and understanding, also allows SB 2013 to expand its focus beyond the major metropolitan centres to present a greater diversity of artistic responses.
The focus of Singapore Biennale 2013 will be on Southeast Asia. The decision to gather aso many curators was partly inspired by the strategy for the first Asia Pacific Triennial.
Singapore: Tan Boon Hui, Khairuddin Hori, Joyce Toh, Tan Siu Li, Michelle Ho, David Chew, Naomi Wang and Fairuz Iman Ismail (all from SAM), Tay Swee Lin and Seng Yu Jin (both ex-SAM), Tamares Goh from the Esplanade and Charmaine Toh of Art Incubator and Objectifs.
Malaysia: Faizal Sidik and Yee I-Lann.
Indonesia: Aminuddin TH Siregar “Ucok” and Mia Maria.
Philippines: Claro Ramirez, Kawayan de Guia, Charlie Co, Abraham Garcia Jr.
Thailand: Ark Fongsmut and Angkrit Ajchariyasophon.
Vietnam: Tran Luong and Nguyen Nhu Huy.
Cambodia: Erin Gleeson.
Laos: Misouda Heuangsoukkhoun.
Myanmar: Aye Ko.