What’s On: Singapore and Southeast Asia

From Singapore to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and more: a round-up of Southeast Asia's best contemporary art exhibitions and events.

Singapore

Directing The Real

Chua Mia Tee

National Gallery Singapore
26 Nov 2021 – 20 Nov 2022

Rooting for Change: Artistic Responses to Climate Change and Sustainability

DASSAD, Robert Zhao, and Ong Wei Ting

National Museum of Singapore
20 April – 31 July

Spectre

Heri Dono, and Timoteus Anggawan Kusno

The Columns Gallery 
23 May – 23 July 

We Live in an Ocean of Air

Marshmallow Laser Feast

ArtScience Museum
28 May – 2 Oct

Gajah Gallery Singapore

Siew Kee Liong, Thasnai Sethaseree, Han Sai Por, Paul Nickson, Herru Yoga, Yunizar, Wei Ligang, Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro, Suzann Victor, Rudi Mantofani, Li Jin, Gu Gan, Erizal As. Dini Nur Aghnia, Choong Kam Kow, and Ashley Bickerton

Gajah Gallery
2 June – 11 July

I Dwell in Possibility

Neha Vedpathak

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
4 June – Aug 6

Annual Special Exhibition: Second Movement

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Heman Chong, Genevieve Chua, Richard Deacon, Heri Dono, Ryan Gander, Goh Beng Kwan, Han Sai Por, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Shirazeh Houshiary, Teppei Kaneuji, Kim Beom, Jason Lim, Zul Mahmod, Eko Nugroho, Manuel Ocampo, Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Hema Upadhyay, Ian Woo, Haegue Yang, and Anni Albers

STPI
11 June – 24 July 

For the Time Being

Vanessa Liem

Cuturi Gallery
18 June – 10 July

Craft x Design Showcase

National Museum of Singapore
1 July – 31 July

Strange Times

Hu Qiren

Richard Koh Fine Art
2 July – 6 August

Travelling with the Master

Wu Guangzhong 

National Gallery Singapore
9 July – 30 Oct 

Of Shadows and Collected Time

Ayka Go

Yavuz Gallery
16 July – 14 Aug

Be There

Akira the Hustler, Hilmi Johandi, Jong YuGyong, and Nobuaki Takekawa

Ota Fine Arts
15 July – 17 Aug

Thought Sample Return

Susie Lingham

Gajah Gallery
21 July – 7 Aug 

Dislocations: Memory & Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

National Museum of Singapore
29 Jan – 31 July

TRUTH BE TOLD: Recent thotz abt painting ppl

Yeo Tze Yang

Fost Gallery
21 May – 23 July

Superfluous Things: Paper

Cheryl Teo, Jumaadi, Nabilah Said, Li Hongbo, PHUNK, and Keiichi Tanaami

Singapore Art Museum
28 May – 14 Aug

Emak Kata Jangan Seniman’ [Mum said don’t be an artist]

Johann M Fauzi, and Masuri Mazlan 

Art Porters
1 June – 17 July 

Lonely Vectors

Shu Lea Cheang, Tiffany Chung, Cian Dayrit, Ho Rui An, Ho Tzu Nyen, Zarina Muhammad, Joel Tan, Zachary Chan, P7:1SMA , and Bo Wang

Singapore Art Museum
3 June – 4 Sep 

OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s

National Museum of Singapore
10 June – 30 Oct 

Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong

Berny Tan

Singapore Art Museum
16 June – 11 Sep

Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities

Asian Civilisation Museum
17 June – 2 Oct

Iconography of Cloud

Leo Liu Xuanqi

Art Seasons Gallery
26 June – 6 Aug 

Broken White Project : Tropenwelle

Dian Suci Rahmawati, Meliantha Muliawan, Prihatmoko Moki, Restu Ratnaningtyas, Riono Tanggul Nusantoro, Rudy ‘Atjeh’ Dharmawan, Widi Pangestu, and Wisnu Auri

Mizuma Gallery
2 July – 31 July

#SGFASIONNOW 2022

Asian Civilisation Museum
8 July – 16 Oct

Artist and Sustainability: Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2022 Art Exhibition

Muhammad Raihaan, Quek Sau Ming, Aung Kaung Oo, Tan Ngaik Boon, Cai Xingmeng, Tay Yong Yu Remus, Graham Wei Jie Howarth, Kieran Lim Jay Ren (Lin Jieren), Taegon Low, Muhammad Ridq Aufa Rusyaidi Bin Ruzairi, Zhuo Yiting, Nur Emelda Binte Eirie

National Museum of Singapore
13 July – 25 July

Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore

National Gallery Singapore
18 Jul – 5 Feb 

Familiar Others

Emiria Sunassa, Eduardo Masferré, and Yeh Chi Wei

National Gallery Singapore
25 July 2022 – 31 Jan 2023

REGIONAL

Cold War: The Mysterious

Thasnai Sethaseree

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
12 March 2022 – 14 Feb 2023

The 11th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition “Endless Giving”

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
26 April – 28 Aug 

Tawee Ratchaneekorn, 1960 – 2022: A Retrospective Exhibition

Tawee Ratchaneekorn

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), and Tawee Ratchaneekorn Art Gallery
17 May – 11 Sep

Crossover II: The Nature of Relationships

BACC & Thai Art Collector Association (TACA)
19 May – 11 Sep

Liberation: War & Hope

Ayala Museum
27 May – 25 Sep

Gajah Gallery Jakarta 

Ridho Rizki, Herru Yoga, Jane Lee, Yunizar, Semsar Siahaan, Rudi Mantofani, Mahalakshmi Kannappan, I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih, Handiwirman Saputra, Erizal As, and Ashley Bickerton

Gajah Gallery
1 June – 18 July

Seven Princesses Descending to a Garden

Ahmed Fauzi

Core Design Gallery
28 June – 22 July

Sound of the Soul

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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Hear & Found, Supachai Ketkaroonkul, and DuckUnit
19 July – 31 July 

Anti Panic Buying

Shafiq Nordin

National Art Gallery
21 July – 4 Sep

Kembara Biru: Traveling Blues

Theresia Agustina Sitompul

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MACAN)
9 April – 30 Oct 

Pose 

A.D Pirous, Ahmad Sadali, But Muchtar, Damien Hirst, David LaChapelle, I Nyoman Masriadi, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, Liu Ye, Richard Prince, S. Sudjojono, Srihadi Soedarsono, Takashi Murakami, Tang Zhi Gang, Wang Guangyi, Wang Xin, Yue Minjun, and Yoshitomo Nara, and others.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MACAN), and the Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik
30 April – 18 Sep

Ilham Art Show 2022

Azizan Paiman, Azzaha Ibrahim, Blankmalaysia,  CC Kua, Chang Yoong Chia, Cheng Yen Pheng, Chong Yan Chuah, Dhavinder Singh, Dipali Gupta, Eddie Wong, Engku Iman, Haffendi Anuar, Haris Abadi, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Hoo Fan Chon, Ivan Lam, Izat Arif, Kamal Sabran, Kim, Kumpulan Ukir Kite’ Kelab Kebudayaan Mah Meri, Leon Leong, Mimi Aslinda, Minstrel Kuik, Pangrok Sulap, Samsudin Wahab, Sharon Chin, Tan Kian Ming, Tan Zi Hao, Tetriana Ahmed Fauzi, Tin and Theyvapaalan S Jayaratnam, and Yeoh Choo Kuan

Ilham Gallery
17 May – 23 Oct

Agus Suwage: The Theatre of Me

Agus Suwage

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MACAN)
4 June – 15 Oct

Navigating Entropy

Jane Lee, Yunizar, Wei Ligang, Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro, Suzann Victor, Handiwirman Saputra, and Ashley Bickerton

Gajah Gallery
26 June – 26 July

Walking through a Songline

National Art Gallery Malaysia, National Museum of Australia, and Mosster Studio
30 June – 11 Sep

Offbeat

Gajah Gallery
6 July – 6 Aug

Superfuture Jakarta

Loi Cai Xiang, Yeo Siew Hua, Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro, Suzann Victor, Ashley Bickerton, and Arron Teo

Gajah Gallery
29 July- 21 Aug

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