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Seet Yun Teng (she/her) works between curating, writing, producing and making. She is presently working as an independent curator, creative producer and project manager. She previously held the position of Curatorial Assistant, Residencies at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2019-2021), and has worked with or curated projects at: Feelers, Potato Productions (SG, 2021); Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film (SG, 2020); Supernormal (SG, 2019); Constance Howard Gallery and Goldsmiths Textile Collection (London, UK, 2018); Something Human, curator collective (London, UK, 2017-2018). She writes on a freelance basis for various online platforms.

 

Her curatorial and research interests revolve around alternative formats of exhibition-making and transdisciplinary collaborations; the entanglements between weaving, computing, cybernetics and networks; notions of hybridity, transformations and transmutations in alternative futures. Her curatorial practice has previously been concerned with the relationship between affect and bodies, the agency of objects, and the phenomenological experience of seeing, encountering, and believing; whilst her art practice engages with material forms, with a focus on weaving and its entanglements with the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Professional Experience

Curator, Appetite [2022 – Present]

An interdisciplinary space which brings together an R&D kitchen, art gallery and record bar.

Co-Curator, Arts-Business x Business-Arts (ABxBA) Residencies [Oct 2021 – Mar 2022]

A self-initiated residency programme which promotes long-term partnerships between the arts sector and local businesses.

 

Creative Producer, “While She Quivers”, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film [Feb – Mar 2022, Production from Apr 2021]

Exhibition with mid-career artists Yanyun Chen and Kanchana Gupta, curated by Kimberly Shen

Studio Manager, Sim Chi Yin Studio [Jul 2021 – Jan 2022]

Acclaimed Singaporean artist and photographer based between Berlin and New York. Managing her studio and publication of her artist book, “She Never Rode That Trishaw Again”.

Documentation Lead, Feelers [Apr – Dec 2021]

An art and technology studio which initiates and nurtures cross-pollination between arts and technology through projects which increase accessibility, deepen engagement and foreground the value of the art-making process.

Freelance Curator, Figment Art House [Jul – Oct 2021]

Early conceptualisation and curation of arts programme for Figment’s shophouses.

Project Researcher and Writer, “Living Legacies: In Sickness and In Health” [Mar – May 2021]

A Singapore HeritageFest 2021 project that brought together three contemporary artists to respond to traditional healing practices across different cultures.

Curatorial Assistant, Residencies, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore [2019 – 2021]

A national research centre of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), an international and local studio-based Residencies programme dedicated to facilitating the research of established and emerging artists.

Curator, “immaterial bodies”, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Recipient of Curator Open Call 2020 [Sept – Nov 2020]

Curator, “objects in the mirror”, Supernormal, Singapore [Aug – Sept 2019]

Curator, “Anne Morrell – Chasing Tensions”, Constance Howard Gallery & Goldsmiths Textile Collection, London, UK [Jan – Mar 2018]

Solo exhibition of esteemed textile artist and scholar Anne Morrell.

Freelance Writer (Various)

Online platforms Plural Art Mag, so-far online, Artling Artzine and various exhibition essays.

Young Professional Trainee, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore [2018 – 2019]

Education

Goldsmiths, University of London, First Class Honours, BA Joint Honours in Fine Art and History of Art  [2014 – 2018]

 

Awards

IMPART Awards 2021 (Curator) Honourable Mention [2021]

National Arts Council Undergraduate Arts Scholarship [2014]