Singapore Biennale 2022
October 16, 2022–March 19, 2023
We gave the Singapore Biennale 2022 a name. We called it Natasha. Now, Natasha is joined by many other names.
Aarti Sunder, Adele Tan, Alfian Sa’at, Afifa Aleiby, Ali Yass, Ang Kia Yee, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon, Araya Rasdjamreansook, Areumnari Ee, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Assem Hendawi, AWKNDAFFR, Berny Tan, Billy Yong, Brian Fuata, Brightworkroom, Cevdet Erek, CONA PROJECTS, Daniel Lie, Daniela Zambrano, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Doa Aly, Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick, Donghwan Kam, Elaine W. Ho, Elina Waage Mikalsen, Erika Tan, Extended.Asia, Firas Shehadeh, Flora Weil, Haegue Yang, Hemali Bhuta, Heman Chong, Huruf, ila, Jeamin Cha, Jeannine Tang, Joo Jae Hwan, Kiraṇ Kumār, Kim Hyona, Kim Inkyung, Koon Kwon, Kym Jinhong, Kyungtae Kim, Lucy Davis, Malaeb, Maile Meyer, Maya West, mediabus, Moad Musbahi, Na Jeong Suk, Natasha Tontey, Nina bell F. House Museum, No Ghost Just a Shell of the Van Abbemuseum collection featuring the works by Angela Bulloch & Imke Wagener, Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno, Richard Phillips, Rirkrit Tiravanija, M/M (Paris), and Liam Gillick, Nuraini Juliastuti, Ong Kian Peng, Pratchaya Phinthong, Raed Ibrahim, Ranu Mukherjee, Renée Staal, Samia Halaby, Sarah Abu-Abdallah, Shin Beomsun, Shooshie Sulaiman, Soh Kay Min, S.O.I.L COMMUNITY, Sophia Park, Sungeun Lee, Tan Tarn How, Tini Aliman, Tith Kanitha, Trevor Yeung, Valentina Desideri, Wayne Lim, Wu Mali, Yejin Cho, Ying Que, Yoon Mi Ae, Zachary Chan, Zarina Muhammad
Calling the biennale by a name is changing the nature of our relationship to biennale-making. More on the way.
About the Singapore Biennale 2022
The 7th Singapore Biennale 2022 (SB2022) or Natasha, announced an exceptional line-up of over 50 artists and collaborators. Organised by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore (NAC), this edition of the Singapore Biennale embraces the possibility of intimacy and spontaneity, and reflects on the transformative potential within life and its relations.
Natasha’s artists and collaborators are invited from Singapore and Southeast Asia as well as Germany, India, Jordan, South Korea, the Netherlands, and other geographies of the world. These are places where the Co-Artistic Directors live, have lived, or have had significant journeys themselves.
SB2022 Co-Artistic Directors, Binna Choi, Nida Ghouse, June Yap and Ala Younis, said, “While the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the rhythms of ordinary life, and caused the loss of many, we are now witnessing an accelerated process of normalisation, whether forced or voluntary. Visiting Natasha is not only to revisit how things were pre-pandemic, but to be conscious of the values and conditions most intensively experienced during pandemic time: regarding intimacy and necessity, of the unknown and the capacity to adapt, as well as realising other possibilities of living and relating to the world.”
The main event for Singapore Biennale 2022 (SB2022) will run from October 16, 2022 to March 19, 2023 across a network of sites in Singapore, including Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Sentosa Cove, Lazarus Island and St John’s Island, Yan Kit Playfield, Regional Libraries, SAM Residencies and SAM Hoardings.
Photo: A sketch for the project KĪPUKA [for Natasha] by Maile Meyer and Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, 2022.