• Vichukorn Tangpaiboon
  • Ian Carlo Jaucian
  • Wang Chuyu
  • Mike HJ Chang
  • Dennis Tan
  • Jacquelyn Soo
  • Mike Cooper & Yuzuru Maeda
  • Zhang Kexin

Pulau Ubin Artists-In-Residency Programme

Events

  • 2015



Island! Islands!! - A solo exhibition by Chao Shu-Jung

台湾,新加坡,乌敏岛

岛屿-我的家乡
岛屿-感受文化语言族群大熔炉之地
岛屿-我的热带实验游乐场

Taiwan, Singapore, Pulau Ubin

Island as my motherland.
Island as the field for culture melting pot.
Island as my "tropical experimental playground".

A person with simultaneity and multi-culture, a foreigner, a stateless person, or a traveler… How does she sharpen her points of view on the world and question her situation in this world, at a given moment?
This exhibition concludes the artist's 2-month residency at Pulau Ubin. It is also an exchange programme between The Artists Village and Bamboo Curtain Studio.

Your MOTHER Gallery
91A Hindoo Road, Singapore 209126

Opening on 21 November 2015
Sharing session at 3pm
Opening reception at 5pm
Exhibition runs till 20 December 2015
Exhibition hours: By appointment only (Please call 91662812)

More info:
www.tav.org.sg/artistsinresidency
www.facebook.com/theartistsvillage

For more enquiries, please contact us at residency[at]tav.org.sg

Presented by The Artists Village
Supported by National Arts Council, Your MOTHER Gallery and Bamboo Curtain Studio

Artist's biography:
Shu-Jung CHAO is an interdisciplinary artist.
Her works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as memory, time travel, culture/language and aspects of consciousness, as well as "globalization" issues in the public sphere.
Shu-Jung grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. After long residence in France, she evolved a lifetime ambition to the video, new media, multimedia and contemporary art.
In 2009, Shu-Jung graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Bourges with a Master in Fine Arts. In 2011-12, she participated in the Post-graduate programme from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratif de Paris.
Besides participating in several international art festivals, her work was selected for the « ARTE Video Night 2011, 2013, 2014 ». Broadcast on ARTE (French and German television), Cinematheque of Toulouse (Cinémathèque de Toulous), Digital Culture Art Center in Paris (La Gaîté Lyrique ) and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In 2011, she was selected for Taiwan's Emerging Artist by the Ministry of Culture (« Made in Taiwan- Young Artiste Discovery »). In the same year, her work was collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fines Art in Taiwan. In 2013, her work was also collected for « ArtBank » supported by Ministry of Culture.

http://shujung.tumblr.com


Bamboo Curtain Studio
The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects. The Studio aims to assist in the further understanding and development of emerging art trends in Taiwan. It endeavors to promote cross-cultural exchanges by lifting barriers, and provides a creative environment for needed time, space and facilities for production, residencies on site, servicing artists in their research, testing and trial run of their products and services.

http://bambooculture.com


Artist Talk by Chao Shu-jung

Chao Shu-jung is an interdisciplinary artist from Taipei, Taiwan. She is currently on an exchange programme between Bamboo Curtain Studio and Pulau Ubin Artists-In-Residency Programme. In her artist talk, she will share her artistic practices relating to themes of memory, time travel, culture / language and aspects of consciousness. Along which she will also describe her experiences of making art on Pulau Ubin, as well as her proposal for the residency.

Date: 17 Oct 2015 (Saturday), 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: 91A Hindoo Road, S(209126)

More info:
www.tav.org.sg/artistsinresidency
www.facebook.com/theartistsvillage

For more enquiries, please contact us at residency[at]tav.org.sg

Presented by The Artists Village
Supported by National Arts Council, Your MOTHER Gallery and Bamboo Curtain Studio

Artist's Biography:

Shu-Jung CHAO is an interdisciplinary artist.
Her works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as memory, time travel, culture / language and aspects of consciousness, as well as "globalization" issues in the public sphere.
Shu-Jung grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. After a long residence in France, she evolved a lifetime ambition to video, new media, multimedia and contemporary art. In 2009, Shu-Jung graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Bourges with a Master in Fine Arts. In 2011-12, she participated in the Post-graduate programme from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratif in Paris.
Besides participating in numerous international art festivals, her work was selected for the « ARTE Video Night in 2011, 2013 and 2014 ». Broadcast on ARTE (French and German television), Cinematheque of Toulouse (Cinémathèque de Toulous), Digital Culture Art Center in Paris (La Gaîté Lyrique ) and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In 2011, she was selected for Taiwan's Emerging Artist by the Ministry of Culture (« Made in Taiwan- Young Artiste Discovery »). Her work was also collected several times by the National Taiwan Museum of Fines Art and « ArtBank » supported by Ministry of Culture.

http://shujung.tumblr.com

Bamboo Curtain Studio

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects. The Studio aims to assist in the further understanding and development of emerging art trends in Taiwan. It endeavors to promote cross-cultural exchanges by lifting barriers, and provides a creative environment for needed time, space and facilities for production, residencies on site, servicing artists in their research, testing and trial run of their products and services.

http://bambooculture.com


Island as Canvas

Support for the residency programme

Since 2011, the Pulau Ubin Artists-In-Residency Programme had hosted numerous artists from both local and abroad. The programme offered artists the opportunity to stay in a kampung house and work in a studio on the island of Pulau Ubin. The programme envisions the island as a canvas for art and attempts to bring artists to work in close contact with one of the last corners of Singapore untainted by rampant development.

Island as Canvas serves to provide additional support for the residency programme which began in 2011. With this fund raising support for the residency programme, it will allow us to maintain self sustaining projects for our operations on top of the state funding which we had received.

The works in this exhibition portrays the artists' vision of Pulau Ubin and its surrounding landscapes explored through various form from drawing, paintings and woodcut print.

Participating Artists:

Andreea I. Niculescu
Georgiana Phua
Hazel Huang
Hera
Jacquelyn Soo
Jeremy Hiah
Joanna Chak
Natalie Cheng
Phan Le Chung
Tse Man Nga
Zen Teh

Venue: 91A Hindoo Road, Singapore 209126
Dates: Opening reception on 19/09/2015, 3pm till late
T-Shirt printing by Jeremy Hiah on 19/09 and 20/09, 3pm till late
Exhibition continues till 18/10/2015
Viewing by appointment only. Please call 9166 2812
More info: www.tav.org.sg/artistsinresidency | www.facebook.com/theartistsvillage
For all enquiries, please email to residency@tav.org.sg

Artworks are for sale at $500 and below.
Download the catalogue to view the works HERE.

Organised by The Artists Village
Supported by Your MOTHER Gallery



How can I tell you about Nature?

An exhibition by Phan Le Chung

After a month-long of immersion in Pulau Ubin, resident artist Phan Le Chung shares his experience on Pulau Ubin with an exhibition – How can I tell you about Nature?

He draws his inspiration from the varied sounds on the island. Incorporating time based mediums as video and through drawings, he explores the connection between human and nature, blurring the boundaries between past, present and future.

Opening on 25 June 2015, 7:00pm
Venue: Your Mother Gallery, 91A Hindoo Road, Singapore 209126
Exhibition continues till 05 July 2015
Exhibition hours: By appointment only
(Please call 91662812 to make an appointment)

More info:
www.tav.org.sg/artistsinresidency
www.facebook.com/theartistsvillage

For more enquiries, please contact us at residency[at]tav.org.sg

Presented by The Artists Village
Supported by National Arts Council, Lee Foundation, Your MOTHER Gallery and New Space Arts Foundation

Artist's biography:

Phan Le Chung, born in 1985 in Quang Tri, Vietnam, graduated from Print Making at the Painting Department of Hue College of Fine Arts in 2008. After which he continued his studies at Mahasarakham University in Thailand and graduated with Masters in Visual Arts in 2012. Currently he is a lecturer in Media Arts at the Hue College of Fine Arts, Hue, Vietnam.
Since 2003, he has participated in many artistic activities, National Fine Art Exhibition, Hanoi 2005, Exchange program between Hue College of Fine Arts and Silpakon University of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand 2007, "Lost Media", Video Art exhibition organized by the Goethe Institute, Hanoi 2011, "The Greater Mekong Subregion Countries" Art Exhibition, Thailand 2014.
Beside painting exhibitions, he has also participated in many experimental art events at New Space Art Foundation., Hue City. His concepts towards art are derived from life contradictions, the relationship between man and nature such as in the community art project "The story of the river" held in Hue in 2011 and some of other projects. He discovered that through both traditional and contemporary art, it can bring people together and create closer relationships with them.


Artist Talk by Phan Le Chung

Phan Le Chung, a media artist from Hue City, Vietnam is currently on an exchange programme between New Space Arts Foundation and Pulau Ubin Artists-In-Residency Programme. Phan will present his works relating to themes between human and nature in his videos, performances and installations. Along which he will also share his experiences of his residency on Pulau Ubin.

Date: 20 June 2015 (Saturday), 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: 91A Hindoo Road, S(209126)
More info: www.tav.org.sg/artistsinresidency / www.facebook.com/theartistsvillage
For more enquiries, please contact us at residency[at]tav.org.sg

Presented by The Artists Village
Supported by National Arts Council, Lee Foundation, Your MOTHER Gallery and New Space Arts Foundation

Biography:

Phan Le Chung

Phan Le Chung, born in 1985 in Quang Tri, Vietnam, graduated from Print Making at the Painting Department of Hue College of Fine Arts in 2008. After which he continued his studies at Mahasarakham University in Thailand and graduated with Masters in Visual Arts in 2012. Currently he is a lecturer in Media Arts at the Hue College of Fine Arts, Hue, Vietnam.
Since 2003, he has participated in many artistic activities, National Fine Art Exhibition, Hanoi 2005, Exchange program between Hue College of Fine Arts and Silpakon University of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand 2007, "Lost Media", Video Art exhibition organized by the Goethe Institute, Hanoi 2011, "The Greater Mekong Subregion Countries" Art Exhibition, Thailand 2014.
Beside painting exhibitions, he has also participated in many experimental art events at New Space Art Foundation., Hue City. His concepts towards art are derived from life contradictions, the relationship between man and nature such as in the community art project "The story of the river" held in Hue in 2011 and some of other projects. He discovered that through both traditional and contemporary art, it can bring people together and create closer relationships with them.

New Space Arts Foundation

New Space Art Foundation [NSAF] is an independent art space in Hue City, which was founded by the twins Le Duc Hai and Le Ngoc Thanh who have had more than ten year experience in coordinating multiple and different visual art activities at their New Space Arts gallery. They aim to increase contemporary art appreciation amongst general public. Their main activities are financially and spatially supporting young Vietnamese and international artists by giving them the opportunities to uninhibitedly express their ideas.


Letter To Ubin - A Workshop with Inch Chua

Date: 16 May 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Timeslots: 9am - 12pm / 3pm - 6pm
Duration: 3 hours
Target Group: Anyone interested in exploring and experiencing a day in a life of Inch Chua as an islander musician. Anyone interested in understanding the artistic process and how the artist translates the island's space into sound.
Registration Fee: $15 (Standard) / $10 (student)
(including boat transport fees)
Limited Capacity: 12 pax per slot
For enquiries or to register, please email: residency[at]tav.org.sg
Organised by The Artists Village
Supported by Lee Foundation and National Arts Council

Biography:

Being with Inch Chua moves you into quite a different world. One that seems far richer in life's intricacies, with blisters of puerile joy, kooky jolts of introspection and random nerdy factoids.

Born and raised in a colourful family of theatre pedigree in Singapore, Inch was always destined for the arts. She learnt the guitar and started songwriting while enrolled in Fine Arts Painting. In 2009, Inch gained the attention of music critics with the release of her debut EP, The Bedroom - a collection of playfully delightful melodies. The success of The Bedroom opened the door to her first invitation to SXSW Music Festival in 2010.

Since then, Inch played at The Canadian Music Festival and again at SXSW in 2012, opened for The Like, Katy Perry, Macy Gray and Vampire Weekend, performed at Asia's key festivals MIDI (Beijing, China), Mosaic (Singapore), Baybeats (Singapore) and Music Matters (Singapore). Following The Bedroom, Inch released Peace, Love & Mistletoe in December 2009; an acclaimed full-length album Wallflower in 2010; and the much anticipated sophomore full- length Bumfuzzle in 2013.

www.inchchua.com



UNCONNECT TO RECONNECT - a workshop with Jacqueline Sim and Nurhuda Rafie

Today, our experience with the environment is confined to urban planning. Our ever-expanding societies no longer allow for an undomesticated state of wilderness. How does one appreciate nature in a world filled with overwhelming mediated audiovisual where the natural reflex of our contemporaries is to swing out the mobile phone and snap a picture?

UNCONNECT TO RECONNECT invites any individuals to embark on a journey with us where we use the human body as a recorder of time and space instead of our phones. This workshop attempts to re-define ADVENTURE, embracing the element chance, fun and play. It will be a hands-on workshop where we will explore the island, disconnect from our gadgets and get down to making artworks whilst getting down and dirty; utilizing the materials that Ubin provides and create a mini adventure together with the artworks produced by all participants.

Participants will take a walk with Jacqueline Sim and Nurhuda Rafie from the jetty to the 'blue house'. Along the way we will pick materials we can find on the land. Materials found on the floor such as branches, leaves, twig etc. Works will be 3D or sculptural pieces inspired by the word adventure or games where one can't find in modern day.

Date: 9th May 2015
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Time: 10am – 2pm
Registration Fees: $10 (standard) / $5 (student)
For enquires or to sign up, please email to residency[at]tav.org.sg

Artists:

Jacqueline Sim
Jacqueline's area of interest lies in exploring the relationship between the real and mediated world. Her works investigate how individuals grapple and make sense of what is presented to them, versus what is the essence in the raw form; the chasm where disorientation of time occur and ambiguity of memory reigns.

Nurhuda Rafie
Nurhuda Rafie focuses on the idea of 'public space' and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. She explores on the notions of impermanence, death and longing as human beings are constantly longing for something permanent.


Horizontal Denglong: the completely real story of survival – workshop with Chand Chandramohan

This workshop incorporates creative storytelling. It is all about fantasy and having no limits. You can be whatever you want, whoever you want accordance to the basic story.
Basic story: A SAI plane malfunctions. All the passengers and the crew survive but find themselves deserted on a mysterious island. The people must now explore the island, try to survive, and have reality show drama.
The aim of this workshop is about taking a new approach in exploring and story telling. It is to view a familiar or unfamiliar place with completely new eyes and put it into collaborative work.
The end product is a zine and to have fun.

Date: Any day between 18 - 25 April 2015
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Duration: Flexible
Suitable Age Group: 18 years old and above
Registration Fee: $10 (standard) / $5 (student)
For enquiries or to sign up, please email to residency[at]tav.org.sg
About Chand Chandramohan: http://chandchandramohan.weebly.com

Frame As Space - Workshop with Chand Chandramohan

***Workshop cancelled due to poor response***



This workshop examines the element of space in performance art.. To what effect does space have on the artist? How does one consider space in a performance? How could one transform the element of space in a re-presentation such as photo, or video? When the camera is the audience, or acts as a mediator between the artist and the audience, the frame becomes the space in which the performance exists.

The workshop evaluates the ways in which we can allow the manipulation of space, even in an outdoor space. We will explore how the 'public' of an outdoor space can become an intimate 'private' element and vice versa.

Date & Time: 28 March 2015 (Saturday), 10am - 3pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Duration: 4 hours
Target Group: Anybody who wants to explore the element of space in performance art
Registration Fee: $10 (subsidised rate)
To sign up, please email to residency@tav.org.sg

Workshop Structure:

First 1 1/2 hr - Exploring indoor spaces
1/2 - break, water + food
1 hr - Exploring outdoor spaces
1 hr - Exploring outdoor spaces with a frame of a camera



Process - The main aim of this workshop is to examine how a body can exist within a space and how to employ presence of the artist body into interaction with a form (i.e the space of performance)

History: Vito Acconci is prime example of the use of space in performance art. He utilises the confrontation of private and public spaces. Another example is Francis Alÿs, with his use of video in performance art. Does it immediately become a video work if videography is utilised? I suggest the answer is no. Performance art can exist in video, as space is relative and a metaphysical concept. The frame of a video can be the space in which the performance exists.

My work in relation: I have focused on video based performance art more recently with my traveling works. One work would be the performance in which I travelled to Indonesia and carried sand back to Singapore to build my own island. This performance goes across countries, requires a lot of time, and more importantly, tedious not only to perform but to watch. I negotiate this by utilising video in my performance to carry across to the audience.

What people gain from this workshop: They can learn that element of space is metaphysical and easily manipulated, depending on the artist's intention. Also, they can learn how to interact with concepts of space in the lines of performance art.

About Chand Chandramohan:
Born in 1992, Chand has graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine arts from Lasalle College of the Arts. Through practice, she has an inclination towards a performance medium with surrealistic tendencies. Her main practice is exploring the medium of performance art whether be it the deconstructing time, space, or the relationship between the audience and the performer. She is highly interested in deconstructing aspects of performance art and reconstructing them again, through research or through the medium itself.

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Latest News

13 Nov 2015:
- Island! Islands!! - A solo exhibition by Chao Shu-Jung. Exhibition opens on 21 Nov, 3pm. For details please click HERE.

09 Oct 2015:
- Artist Talk by Chao Shu-jung on 17 Oct, 3pm. For details, please click HERE.

Current Resident Artists

Chao Shu-jung is an interdisciplinary artist. Her works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as memory, time travel, culture / language and aspects of consciousness, as well as "globalization" issues in the public sphere.

Upcoming Events

21/11/15 - 20/12/15:
Island! Islands!! A solo exhibition by Chao Shu-Jung
Click here for more info

09 Oct 2015:
- Artist Talk by Chao Shu-jung on 17 Oct, 3pm. For details, please click HERE.