Contributors

 

Artistic Director / Curator (International artists)
Jason Lim

Jason Lim was born in Singapore in 1966. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, 1989-1992, graduated with a BA (Hons). Attained his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (LaSalle College of the Arts), 2001-2003. He’s repertoire of works encompasses ceramics, photography, video art, installation art and performance art. He has organized and created various platforms for alternative art practitioners to meet and collaborate. He was co-Artistic Director and Artistic Director of Future of Imagination 2 & 5 and 7 & 8 respectively, an international performance art event held in Singapore in 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively. As a performance artist, he has been invited to present performances in many international performance festivals in more than 20 countries. In 2010, He was invited as guest artist to join performance art collective, Black Market International, in their 25th Anniversary celebration in a tour of Poland, Germany and Switzerland. In 2007, he presented his work, Walking Sticks, at the 4th World Ceramics Biennale in Korea winning the Juror’s Prize. In the same year, he presented Just Dharma and Light Weight at the Singapore Pavilion in the 52nd Venice Biennale. As a ceramist, he works has been collected and commissioned by various public museums, art institutions, corporate companies and private collections both locally and internationally. Jason’s artistic projects, residencies and travels, had been recognized, supported and awarded with numerous grants and awards from the National Arts Council since 1994.

 

Curator (Singapore artists)
Kai Lam

Kai Lam is based and works in Singapore. Although his artistic background is in sculpture, Lam’s art practice is interdisciplinary, translating his ideas through the mediums of texts, drawings, paintings, object installations, sound works and performances. The artist’s work is inspired by the human condition and social environment, making art with his observations of daily life through the artist’s current works-in-progress. Since 1999, Lam had exhibited and performed in many countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Engaging in art organizational work and artists initiated projects form an essential extension to Kai Lam’s versatile art practice. As president of alternative art group, The Artists Village from 2000 to 2003, he initiated “Artists Investigating Monuments”, presenting installations and performances in various public sites. This was later presented again in Singapore Art Museum, 2004 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and House of World Culture, Berlin, 2005.

In 2003, He had co-initiated critically acclaimed projects, “Future of Imagination” (FOI) an international performance art event (2003) and he is presently the artistic director of “Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak” (R.I.T.E.S), which is a regular platform that focuses on developments and discourses on performance, sound and time-based art, with an objective to explore and present performative art projects, exhibitions and events in galleries, museums, site-specific spaces and alternative venues.

 

Editor / Writer
Lee Wen

Lee Wen, a multidisciplinary artist and one of Singapore's most internationally recognised contemporary artists and organizer of art events in Singapore. He has been exploring different strategies of time-based and performance art since 1989. Best known for his Yellow Man series of work, Lee is also one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. Through various constructed personas, his works allow visitors an insight into his roles as artist and provocateur, whose very being is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. A contributing factor in The Artists Village alternative in Singapore and the Black Market international performance art collective, Lee has helped to initiate and organize events such as Future of Imagination and R.I.T.E.S. - Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak, in order to platform, support and develop performance art practices, discourse, infrastructure and audiences in Singapore. 

 

Symposium Moderator
Daniela Beltrani

Born in Rome, Italy in 1968, despite a classical education and upbringing, she abandoned her dream of becoming an archaeologist and opted for a more practical degree in Law.

After becoming a volunteer guide within the Singapore Art Museum in 2009, she pursued studies of contemporary Southeast Asian art by gaining a Master of Arts in Contemporary Asian Art Histories in 2011 from LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Since 2010 Daniela has curated several exhibitions and written articles and essays for art publications and catalogues.

In June 2011 she set up a performance art platform by the name of S.P.A.M.

Her interest in performance art both as spectator and performer allows her to explore the Self and its different levels of communication.

 

Writer
Paulina Kempisty

Paulina Kempisty is an art historian and artist working with the Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin since 2010 and runs the Performance Art Foundation since 2009. She also helped initiate the“Open Archive” project, the first archive of performance art in Poland since 2008. (www.openarchive.pl) Since 2010, Paulina Kempisty has been actively curating, writing as well as presenting her own practice of performance art. Her writings has been published in various Polish art magazines, catalogues and blogs, presentations and talks about performance art in Lublin, Wroclaw, Piotrkow Trybunalski.


 

 

 

Writer
Veronika Radulovic

Veronika Radulovic went to Vietnam to study lacquer art in the early 1990. She became lecturer at the Hanoi University of Fine Arts 1994 to 2005 sponsored by DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service. She helped established a resource center and library of contemporary international art at the University. Radulovic also worked as a mediator between German and Vietnamese art and organized the exhibition “Lacquer, Earth, Stone” in 1995 at the Museum für Lackkunst, Münster (Germany), contributed to the "Gap Vietnam" project at the House of the World Culture Berlin (1998) the Ryllega Hanoi Project at the Volksbühne Berlin (2008) and in 2009 the ifa (Institut for Foreign Relation) Exhibition: Connect Kunstszene Vietnam. Also assisted organising different exhibitions, for example: at Ludwig Forum für International Art Aachen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld and Substation, Singapore. She continues to work as an artist organizer with close relationship and knowledge about Vietnamese contemporary art and social life after "Doi Moi" which is part of her publication: "Sicherheitsabstand" in 2005. She lives and works in Berlin.