12 – 15 January 2023
To kick off the global art calendar, STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery presents a powerful all-female artist showcase to launch its participation in ART SG, a brand-new international art fair debuting in Singapore. Marking the start of a year-long celebration of its 21st anniversary, the gallery proudly acknowledges its international standing as a renowned creative space helmed by strong female art leaders, and brings this forward by highlighting a compelling line-up of female artists, featuring Genevieve Chua, Han Sai Por, Haegue Yang, Pinaree Sanpitak and Prabhavathi Meppayil. As the energy and momentum in the Singapore art scene and market continues to build, this first edition of ART SG will amplify Singapore as the region’s key art nexus, where STPI has established itself as a key player in the Southeast Asian art scene.
14 January – 26 February 2023
STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery is pleased to present grrrraaanularrrrrrr, a solo exhibition by leading Singapore artist Genevieve Chua, curated by Reuben Keehan, curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Running from 14 January to 26 February 2023, the exhibition consists of 46 artworks in a texturally evocative new series that creatively explores the multiple quirks and angles of materiality, reality and identity — a clever play on technology’s role in the rhythms of contemporary human experience. grrr,,,.aanuular,,,,,,,] brings together experiments that Chua has conducted while in residence at STPI since 2021.
15 October – 20 November 2022
For the third edition of its PRINT SCREEN programme, STPI Gallery presents a line-up of works by Charles Lim Yi Yong (Singapore) at its pop-up space, ArtSpace @ HeluTrans. Launched in August 2022, PRINT SCREEN is a brand new initiative dedicated to rediscovering works from STPI’s past collaborations with international artists. In tandem with the featured works, it also showcases films by the artists, and films related to their works in the pop-up space. Lim’s showcase at PRINT SCREEN follows the artistic presentations of Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan (b. Philippines, based in Australia) and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia).
12 – 16 October 2022
STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in another hotly anticipated edition of Frieze London. It will be the only gallery from Singapore showcasing artists on this international platform. The Gallery will present the works of leading artists Genevieve Chua (Singapore/UK), Ryan Gander (UK), Jason Martin (b. Channel Islands, based in the UK and Portugal) and Do Ho Suh (b. South Korea, based in London). All works showcased at the booth were created during their residencies with STPI’s Creative Workshop, over a fertile period where the artists immersed themselves in Singapore’s contextual environment and collaborated with STPI’s expert team to manifest new dimensions in their artistic practice through the mediums of print and paper.
02 – 05 September 2022
STPI Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul 2022, flying the Singapore flag high at this new international landmark art event in Asia.
13 August – 20 November 2022
Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan: 13 Aug – 4 Sep 2022
Melati Suryodarmo: 10 Sep – 9 Oct 2022
STPI presents three consecutive solo artistic presentations at our pop-up space, ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, under the umbrella of PRINT SCREEN. The first component of this pop-up will feature the print and paper works created through the artists’ residency with STPI. The second component is a screening room which will feature the artists’ films, or films that are related to their works. The first two editions will see the works of Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan (b. Philippines, based in Australia) and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia). The last edition with the final artist will take place near the end of 2022.
16 – 19 June 2022
STPI is delighted to return to Art Basel’s flagship fair. Following 2 years of participating in fairs remotely, we are pleased to have the Gallery team travel down to Basel, Switzerland to take part in this pivotal event of the international art world on-site. The gallery will be presenting the works of Heman Chong (lives and works in Singapore), Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. Argentina, lives and works in USA, Germany, Thailand), Pae White (USA) and Haegue Yang (b. South Korea, lives and works in Germany and South Korea).
11 June – 24 July 2022
For STPI’s 2022 Annual Special Exhibition, we are proud to present a spectacular showcase of 41 works by 21 artists from our past two decades of creative collaborations. To date, we have worked with over 100 artists from all around the world via our Visiting Artists Programme, where they are invited to explore creating works in print and papermaking. Each collaboration with our workshop team serves as a testament to how these mediums can be endlessly reimagined through these artists’ hands, pushing the limits of what can be achieved with these techniques.
28 – 29 May 2022
STPI is pleased to present a physical satellite booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 (ABHK). The gallery will present these artists for both the online and in-person components: Heman Chong (Singapore), Do Ho Suh (South Korea/USA/UK) and Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam/USA).
9 April – 22 May 2022
The Forest and Its Soul marks the second residency and solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Han Sai Por (b. 1943) with STPI. Following her first residency in 2013, the Cultural Medallion recipient and Asia’s foremost sculptor returns to the Creative Workshop to create 35 new print and paper works in a span of just three weeks. Using technologies that are new to the artist (such as photo intaglio and laser-cutting), the eventual works exemplifies Han’s enduring spirit of artistic exploration that is not bounded by a singular medium, even at this stage of her decades-long career.
18 & 19 December 2021
[Fact Sheet] STPI Open House 2021: Kampong Spirit brings you print and papermaking activities inspired by quintessentially Singaporean elements, such as nostalgic childhood food, snacks, games and memories, and our unique melting pot of cultures. The theme also pays tribute to the sense of community and unity that we have witnessed during these difficult times, a spirit that we hope will continue to linger and grow in the days to come.
17 December 2021 – 30 January 2022
Since 2005, Charles Lim Yi Yong’s ongoing project SEA STATE examines the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. ‘Staggered Observations of a Coast’ extends on this vigorous enquiry and centres on the idea of “staggered observations” as an entry point for accessing the exhibition’s propositions.
The Lines Fall Where They May: Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Genevieve Chua, Amanda Heng, Lin Tianmiao, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Suzann Victor, Haegue Yang
9 November – 5 December 2021
How might our perception of the world change when we start to notice the more-than-human? The Lines Fall Where They May is an exhibition on mark-making and the delicate, faint signs of nonhuman life and environments. It centres on the Edibles series of sap-drenched pressings by Berlin- and Seoul- based artist Haegue Yang; and copper- and ink-embossed paper works by Indian artist Prabhavathi Meppayil, who completed six sets of geometries (each comprising eight individual prints). This exhibition also features the works of six other artists: Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Genevieve Chua, Amanda Heng, Lin Tianmiao and Suzann Victor.
Frieze London: 15 – 17 October 2021
FIAC Paris: 23 – 24 October 2021
While the beginning of 2021 still left the art world uncertain of whether or not prepandemic activities could resume, the latter part of the year proved to be more hopeful where major art fairs such as Frieze and FIAC could take place in-person. In line with how such events are cautiously yet optimistically paving the way for the international art world to return to business-as-usual, STPI is pleased to present
physical booths at both Frieze London and FIAC Paris.
25 September – 24 October 2021
Defying Expectations, Defining Time. STPI is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, On Time, featuring new works by four Singaporean artists: Adeline Kueh, Jason Lim, Ian Woo and Zul Mahmod; these artists took part in a residency with STPI one after the other in 2021. In a unique move, the exhibition’s layout will be altered routinely for the duration of the show, thus presenting fresh iterations of the presentation.
24 – 26 September 2021
Following 2020 where Art Basel took place online, STPI is pleased to present a physical booth at this year’s edition of Basel’s flagship fair. This marks a steady return to the usual conditions of the international art world after the lull period precipitated by the pandemic. Despite STPI’s remote participation, being able to present works physically is an invaluable opportunity for an overseas audience to appreciate the print and paper works. It further allows STPI to remain in dialogue with the global art market in spite of the uncertain conditions.
8 August – 5 September 2021
Re_ by STPI is a series of multi-platform viewing rooms. It brings together a selection of works from STPI’s inventory, placing them in new constellations for us to relook at them in fresh contexts. With a different focus for each iteration, the presentations will be refreshed regularly throughout the year. Having concluded our first three runs at [email protected] HeluTrans, we are pleased to be bringing the next few editions back to STPI’s own premises.
8 August – 5 September 2021
We are pleased to present a solo exhibition by prolific Los Angeles-based artist Pae White. Having arrived in Singapore for an STPI residency in 2018, the artist allowed herself to be guided by the space, people, food, presented opportunities and Singapore itself. These factors informed the multiple series of works realised through chance and collaboration with the Creative Workshop team. Such encounters and relationships provided her with a profound experience whose effects carry forward till today.
18 – 30 June 2021
2 – 14 July 2021
16 – 26 July 2021
Re_ by STPI is a series of multi-platform viewing rooms. It brings together a selection of works from STPI’s inventory, placing them in new constellations for us to relook at them in fresh contexts. With a different focus for each iteration, the presentations will be refreshed regularly throughout the year. In the spirit of re-presenting these artworks in new situations, our first three viewing rooms will take place at the dynamic ArtSpace @ HeluTrans.
17 – 20 June 2021
Heman Chong’s works are penetrating interrogations and interventions into the everyday medium of politics. Taking cues from the furtive manoeuvrings that prop up our international geopolitical theatre, the artist incisively reveals underlying conditions that have led us to the present state of affairs we find ourselves in today. STPI will present two works by Chong, Call for the Dead (2020) and Foreign Affairs (2018). The works respond to the urgent concerns posed by the premise of ‘OVR: Portals’ by Art Basel, which calls for artistic practices that interrogate the parameters that have shaped our contemporary landscape.
22 – 23 May 2021
Following a year of virtual fair participations, STPI is pleased to present a physical satellite booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 (ABHK). The gallery will present these artists for both the online and in-person components: Heman Chong (Singapore), Genevieve Chua (Singapore), Do Ho Suh (South Korea/USA/UK) and Haegue Yang (South Korea/Germany).
25 April – 9 May 2021
Out of the anxieties of COVID-19, how has the art world banded together to find fluidity and an inspiriting way forward? STPI Gallery is pleased to announce Of Waters, a solo exhibition by prolific Singaporean artist Suzann Victor and curated by Marc Gloede. Of Waters is presented as part of Galleries Curate: RHE.
20 & 21 March 2021
Font Memories will bring you print and papermaking activities inspired by text, letters and typography. Join the various workshops and stations that run simultaneously throughout the day, and create your own handmade print under the guidance of STPI’s expert workshop team. Let your creative juices flow through the various print and papermaking demonstrations on stone lithography, intaglio, relief printing, screenprinting and papermaking.
27 January 2021
Coinciding with Singapore Art Week this year, STPI and One Dream have partnered with renowned Singaporean photographer and artist Russel Wong to create a total of 49 printbased works centred on two compositions of the orchid, the iconic national flower of Singapore and a symbol of love, beauty, perseverance and strength. The artworks would then be gifted to NCID and FSCs across the country as a gesture of appreciation and encouragement for their essential support and services to the families of Singaporeans particularly during this challenging time.
S.E.A. Focus 2021 offers borderless experience of the best contemporary Southeast Asian art to art lovers around the globe
22 – 31 January 2021
S.E.A. Focus, the meeting point for contemporary art in Southeast Asia, presents a diverse range of engaging programmes that facilitates cultural exchanges that celebrate, promote and provoke dialogue about Southeast Asian art amongst collectors, artists, galleries and the public. The new integrated S.E.A. Focus to nurture appreciation of the region’s art with a curated onsite experience, insider tours and virtual travels to international art spaces, and expert discourse in its third edition.
20 February – 18 April 2021
From the Brexit coin, the backdoors of embassies, the spy novel, and the Straits Times to the QR codes of Singapore’s COVID-19 SafeEntry system, the artworks in the exhibition bring together a constellation of conceptual gestures based upon everyday encounters and autobiographical objects that chronicle the complex political and cultural landscape of our present moment.
S.E.A. Focus 2021 to offer innovative integrated art experiences that will broaden horizons for audiences and galleries
22 – 31 January 2021
S.E.A. Focus, the meeting point for contemporary art in Southeast Asia, will return from 20 to 31 January 2021 as an anchor event of the annual Singapore Art Week. It will break new ground in its third edition by offering an exciting and complementary blend of digital and in-person art experiences for collectors, artists, galleries and the public.
STPI Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, ‘Strange Forms of Life’, converses in slow forms and elicits an exercise of close looking in a time of disruption and change
5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021
An exhibition that presents a “novel way of being” in a critical time within the local art ecology. The exhibition is part of a wider project titled “Proposals for novel ways of being”. An initiative spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, it seeks to support the local art community by bridging institutions, independent art spaces, curators and artists based in Singapore. STPI’s proposal for the initiative will span an exhibition and related programming in response to how life has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how one might move forward from it.
Online Auction: 16 — 25 October 2020
Encounters: 24 & 25 October 2020
STPI Gallery is pleased to announce a novel concept for its upcoming annual fundraising event, Biome. As 2020 continues to unfold, we embrace a dynamic turn and take on a twofold format this year – an online auction running from 16 to 25 October 2020, and a new onsite segment Encounters occurring over the weekend of 24 & 25 October 2020.
9 October — 16 October 2020
STPI returns to both major art fairs this fall as the only participating Southeast Asian gallery. At the 2020 edition of Frieze London Online Viewing Room, STPI will present key works by Heman Chong (Singapore), Genevieve Chua (Singapore) and Do Ho Suh (South Korea/USA/UK), as well as exquisite works of print and paper by Anri Sala (Albania/France) and prominent British artists Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary and Jason Martin.
STPI Annual Special Exhibition | Shaping Visions: Chua Ek Kay, Goh Beng Kwan, Han Sai Por, Amanda Heng, Ong Kim Seng
27 September – 15 November 2020
STPI Gallery is delighted to present its Annual Special Exhibition 2020, Shaping Visions. This year, STPI proudly looks close to home with its selection of five extraordinary artists in Singapore: the late master of Chinese ink Chua Ek Kay; pioneering collage artist Goh Beng Kwan; leading sculptor Han Sai Por; seminal performance artist Amanda Heng; and renowned watercolour painter Ong Kim Seng.
15 August – 13 September 2020
Turning the Axis of the World is a group exhibition featuring the works of fifteen past residency artists created in collaboration with STPI Creative Workshop. The exhibition takes its name from the astronomical concept of the Axis Mundi – the primordial axis of the world – that has long been considered a marker of stability across myths and culture. The ongoing discord in today’s global climate seems to represent a turning of the axis, thus fostering opportunities for long-held assumptions and socio-political structures to be challenged.
19 June – 26 June 2020
For the 2020 second edition of the Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms, STPI is proud to showcase key works by Jason Martin (UK), Anri Sala (Albania), Do Ho Suh (South Korea/USA/UK), and Haegue Yang (South Korea/Germany) as well as recent works by Genevieve Chua (Singapore).
STPI launches inaugural edition of Printmakers’ Assembly, online showcase spotlighting printmaking practices across the world
21 May – 21 June 2020
Since it was founded in 2002, STPI has been a trailblazer in championing and promoting printmaking both in Singapore and on a global level. It has organised motley exhibitions around and beyond its residency programme, working with established artists to expand their oeuvre to incorporate the mediums of print and paper. Printmakers’ Assembly further opens up the gallery programme to show artworks beyond those produced in STPI’s Creative Workshop.
Open Call: STPI launches Printmakers’ Assembly, group exhibition spotlighting printmaking practices in Southeast Asian region
Deadline: 9 April 2020
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery is delighted to launch an open call for its inaugural edition of Printmakers’ Assembly, an exhibition celebrating the strength, richness and variability of printmaking practices in Southeast Asia. Slated to open on 15 May, the exhibition will feature artists and collectives based in the region who are able to display a strong portfolio of printmaking practices.
22 February – 19 July 2020
Recognised for her abstract approach to painting, Chua has been tapped as one of the most promising artists from Singapore in the last decade. Her use of geometric shapes and a monochromatic palette create complex, intricate works with patterns that evoke qualities of near-abstraction and optical art. An element of awareness in her practice adds playfulness to her exploration of visual perception and how the viewer interacts with her works.
24 November 2019 – 24 January 2020
The first exhibition to show print and paper works by artist Melati Suryodarmo, titled Memento Mori will open at STPI Gallery on Sunday 24 November. It will draw from 70 unique works and 30 editioned works created by the artist during her residency with STPI in 2018 and 2019.
25 September – 3 November 2019
“My works are correlated with one another – they are ideations from previous works, continuously evolving. It’s not just about the woman; a lot of it is about being human, sharing a space, and how we interact with each other.” – Pinaree Sanpitak. This September, STPI unveils a new body of work by Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak in a solo presentation, “Fragmented Bodies: The Personal and The Public”, arising from Sanpitak’s artist residency at STPI which began in May 2018.
13 July – 14 September 2019
“I suspect the resulting artistic expression is quite chaotic and confusing, but this has become an ambitious exhibition that I believe people will come to understand as a major career turning point after my passing.” – Takashi Murakami. This summer, STPI is pleased to present a major showcase of acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami in Singapore. “From Superflat to Bubblewrap” is a milestone exhibition that explores the dynamic practice of Murakami, one of the most notable artists emerging from post-war Japan and a palpable force in the world of contemporary art today.
18 May – 22 June 2019
Multiple award-winning Filipino painter Manuel Ocampo challenges how we respond to images in today’s global culture of compulsive image consumption and production. Employing symbols and iconographies of faith, brutality and comic absurdity for which the artist is renowned, “Ideological Mash-Up/Remix” straddles between the familiar and the arbitrary, triggering conflicting emotions of attraction and repulsion in equal parts.
23 March – 4 May 2019
STPI presents “Meta physical”, an exhibition that chronicles the modes in which the dialectic relationship between matter and creative intuition is processed through the artist’s personal language of abstraction. Through a rigorous experimentation in print and paper, Martin’s practice of abstract painting is reinvigorated by the processual nature of printmaking and the introduction of new material qualities.
19 January – 14 March 2019
For the very first time, the artist’s ingenious approach to composition and materiality is examined, highlighting his artistic breadth and depth in an unprecedented manner through fiftytwo exemplary paintings, sculptures and works on paper which feature Chinese ink, oil, and metal amongst other materials.
27 September – 17 November 2018
STPI Gallery proudly presents the first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by LAbased painter and sculptor Aaron Curry. From his suspended Grid-Trip Cluster paper sculptures to the free-standing Ghost Bone series, Curry transforms the gallery into a starburst of fluorescent patterns and constellations which transport visitors into the ‘lost realm’ between the two- and three- dimensional.
STPI showcases 21 innovative print works by established artists at the Triennial of Contemporary Prints 2018
17 June – 14 October 2018
Selected by Triennale Director Nathalie Herschdorfer, the presentation comprises a unique spectrum of works on print and paper by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Carsten Höller, Kim Beom, Dinh Q. Lê, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala, Tabaimo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Suzann Victor, and Haegue Yang. They will be exhibited in Museé des Beaux Arts, Le Locle.
9 June – 8 September 2018
STPI proudly presents American Modern masters Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg & James Rosenquist and their extraordinary ventures in printmaking. The 37 technical feats from the Singapore Art Museum Collection exploited the American print revival of the 50s–60s, revolutionizing how prints were perceived by amplifying the radical ideas and provocative visual language of The Readymades to ground-breaking effect.
17 March – 12 May 2018
STPI Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in Singapore by Dinh Q. Lê, one of Asia’s most established artists to date. For the very first time, the multiple award-winning artist has developed breakthrough print works of unprecedented scale and technical distinction from Splendor and Darkness —his sold-out photo-weaving series.
13 January – 3 March 2018
“Sometimes in the physical world there are things which you don’t see but feel… Like your pulse beat, your heartbeat, and music.” – Kim Lim. STPI kicks off 2018 with British-Singaporean sculptor and printmaker Kim Lim. This marks the first major solo exhibition of the late artist’s exquisite works on paper and sculptures here in Singapore. They span over three decades and reveal her stimulating and bold approach towards both mediums, exploiting light and rhythm to extraordinary effect, which distinguished her as a true pioneer.
18 November – 23 December 2017
Allegories & Identities is STPI Gallery’s first Indonesian group show that uncovers the spirited expressions and unconventional modes of three prominent artists Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono, through selected works borne from their respective collaborations with the STPI Creative Workshop.
28 September – 11 November 2017
‘Of Fragments and Impressions’ is a ground-breaking exhibition staged by STPI and award-winning Brisbaneand Manila-based installation artist duo Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan in conjunction with STPI’s 15th anniversary. Impressive in scale and pivotal in its undertaking, the extensive oeuvres see the prolific artists breaking new frontiers by transforming fragments of their widely-acclaimed temporal installations into permanent material works for the very first time.
1 July – 9 September 2017
STPI Gallery continues its 15th anniversary celebrations with David Hockney. The exhibition of 36 carefully selected works coming mostly from the Singapore National Collection presents how Britain’s most celebrated living artist continues to push the boundaries of print techniques, investigating the one intrigue which defines his entire prolific career: perspectives.
6 May – 17 June 2017
STPI is proud to present Random Life, the first-ever solo exhibition in Singapore by widely respected Korean multi-disciplinary artist, Kim beom. A highly sought-after name within the international art community, Kim is fast becoming one of the most important figures of his generation and Korean art.
18 March – 22 April 2017
Jointly holding an impressive list of 18 international prestigious prizes, including the Hugo Boss Prize, the Enel Contemporary Award Prize, the Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award, and the Benesse Prize amongst many others, internationally renowned and accomplished artists Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija celebrate STPI’s 15th year milestone as they take on a daring challenge to create artworks with the experimental institution through blind collaboration fueled by pure instinct and spontaneity.
7 January – 25 February 2017
We Are the World – These Are Our Stories is a highly unique presentation of a single work comprising twelve personal stories of twelve individuals. This is the performance artist’s first-ever solo gallery exhibition unveiling a never-before-seen work; a definitive milestone in her prolific career which spans over two decades. Heng applies her collaborative and process-driven approach to printing and papermaking techniques, pushing the STPI Creative Workshop team to create art beyond the Creative Workshop space, a first for STPI.