Singapore Biennale 2013 releases full artist list

By Zaki JufriEvents - 14 August 2013 12:50 PM | Updated 1:28 PM

Singapore Biennale 2013 releases full artist list

Khvay Samnang - 'Human Nature', Lee Wen - 'Strange Fruit', Manny Montelibano - 'Pinoy Fortress', Speak Cryptic - 'Office Fire'

Singapore’s premier art event, Singapore Biennale has just released their full list of 82 artists/groups that are participating this year.

Collectively, they demonstrate the breadth of art styles and the diverse and unique contemporary art practices of the Southeast Asia region, which span various mediums, including installations, paintings, photography, video and collaborative works co-created with local communities in the region.

This year's show will also feature a new curatorial set-up: 20 art professionals from various countries – including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – have been tapped as co-curators and will offer their locale-specific expertise, promising a more insider-Asian identify for the Biennale

Organizers say this year's theme, “If The World Changed,” is an invitation for the artists and audience to reconsider the world we live in, and the worlds we want to live in. 

The last Singapore Biennale in 2011 saw about 150 works by 63 artists from 30 countries spread over four locations including Old Kallang Airport.

This year, the Biennale is spreading itself across the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct which includes the Fort Canning Park, National Library Building, National Museum of Singapore, The Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Waterloo Centre as well as a special off-the-beaten track venue called Our [email protected] Jurong.

As well as the exhibits and displays, the event will include a series of artists' talks, seminars and performances.

Singapore Biennale 2013 Artist List


Albert Samreth, Khvay Samnang, Svay Sareth


Anggun Priambodo, Eko Prawoto, Irawan & Tita, Iswanto Hartono & Raqs Media Collective, KOMVNI, Mahardika Yudha, Nasirun, Rosid, Tisna Sanjaya, Toni Kanwa


Francois Roche


Ken & Julia

South Korea

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonhoo




Bounpaul Phothyzan, Marisa Darasavath


Adrian Ho, Chi Too, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Jainal Amambing, Poodien, Sharon Chin, Shieko Reto, Tan Wei Kheng Zulkifli Yusoff


Nge Lay, Po Po


AX(iS) Art Project, Kiri Dalena, Leslie de Chavez, Manny Montelibano, Nikki Luna, Oscar Villamiel, Siete Pesos, Talaandig Artists


Ahmad Abu Bakar, Ang Soo Koon, Boo Junfeng, Guo Yixiu, Lai Chee Kien, Erica Lai, Sean Lee, Liao Jiekai, Hazel Lim, Lim Shing Ee/Kazunori Takeishi, Kumari Nahappan, Ng Joon Kiat, Sai Hua Kuan, Angie Seah, Jeremy Sharma, Shirley Soh, Speak Cryptic, Royston Tan, Tay Bee Aye, Suzann Victor, Robert Zhao Renhui, ZNC, Lee Wen, Leroy Sofyan, Joo Choon Lin, Urich Lau, Grace Tan


Dusadee Huntrakul, Krit Ngamsom, Nipan Oranniwesna, Francois Roche, Prateep Suthathongthai, Nopchai Ungkavatanapong, Satanni


Lam Hieu Thuan, Le Brothers, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Nguyen Thi Hoai Tho, Nguyen Thi Hoai Tho, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Tran Tuan, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Vu Hong Ninh

Singapore Biennale 2013 | Date: 26 Oct 2013-16 Feb 2014 | Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct (Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, The Peranakan Museum, Fort Canning Park, National Library Building, Waterloo Centre), Our [email protected] Jurong | Tickets: $10 (Each ticket allows one-time entry to Singapore Biennale 2013 museum venues and one complimentary Short Guide)