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Frieze Seoul 2022

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.

PRINT SCREEN

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.

STPI at Art Basel 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).

STPI’s Annual Special Exhibition: Second Movement

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.

STPI at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022

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).

Han Sai Por: The Forest and Its Soul

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.

STPI Open House 2021: Kampong Spirit

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.

Charles Lim Yi Yong: Staggered Observations of a Coast

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.

STPI at Frieze London and FIAC Paris in October 2021

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.

On Time: Adeline Kueh, Jason Lim, Ian Woo, Zul Mahmod

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.

STPI returns to Art Basel 2021

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.

Brand New Project Re_ Continues at STPI Gallery with Satire as Commentary

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.

Pae White: Friendship is Magic

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.

Announcing Brand New Project | Re_ by STPI

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.

STPI at Art Basel’s ‘OVR: Portals’

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.

STPI takes part in Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 following a year of virtual fairs

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).

Galleries Curate: RHE | STPI presents Suzann Victor: Of Waters

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.

STPI Open House 2021: Font Memories

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.

STPI honours frontline healthcare and social workers in Singapore by sharing art

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.

Heman Chong: Peace Prosperity And Friendship With All Nations

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.

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.

STPI announces bold and immersive onsite experience for its Annual Friends Fundraiser: Biome

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.

STPI Gallery at Frieze London 2020 and IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair | Fall 2020 Edition

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.

Turning the Axis of the World: Ashley Bickerton, Heri Dono, Jason Martin, Suzann Victor and more

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.

STPI Gallery at the second edition of Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

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.

New show by Singaporean painter Genevieve Chua opens at STPI

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.

First-ever exhibition of print and paper works by artist Melati Suryodarmo

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.

Pinaree Sanpitak | Fragmented Bodies: The Personal and The Public

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.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: From Superflat to Bubblewrap

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.

Manuel Ocampo: Ideological Mash-Up/Remix

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.

 

Jason Martin: Meta physical

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.

Soo Pieng: Master of Composition

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.

Aaron Curry: Fragments from a Collective Unity

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.

Handmade Readymades: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist

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.

Dinh Q. Lê: Monuments and Memorials

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.

Kim Lim: Sculpting Light

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.

Allegories and Identities: Agus Suwage, Heri Dono, Jumaldi Alfi and Titarubi

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.

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan: Of Fragments and Impressions

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.

STPI Annual Special Exhibition | David Hockney: A Matter Of Perspective

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.

Kim Beom: Random Life

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.

Exquisite Trust: Carsten Holler, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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.

Amanda Heng: We Are the World – These Are Our Stories

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.