INVENTORY: Reconsidering Curatorial Practice

17 Sep 2021 Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public

Presenting independent voices that contribute to the field of curatorial practices in Singapore and abroad, the conference Inventory: Reconsidering Curatorial Practice takes a closer look at how non-institutional positions are addressing changes and blockages in contemporary curating, in relation to the radical expansion of and interest in the field over the last few years.


Organised by Dr Marc Gloede, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM

In collaboration with Chelsea Chua, Programme Director, Objectifs Soh Kay Min, Project Manager


Presented by Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media in collaboration with Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film.


This event is held both online and on-site at Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film. To attend in person, please register at:

Limited seats available.








Welcome & Introduction

Chelsea Chua (Singapore), Programme Director, Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film

Who Speaks?

Marc Gloede (Germany/Singapore), Assistant Professor, NTU ADM




Panel Discussion: Developments, Changes, and Revisions in Singapore

Why Collaborate Now 

Jason Wee (Singapore), Founder, Grey Projects

Curating Many-Thing

Jennifer Teo & Woon Tien Wei (Singapore), Co-founders, Post-Museum 

A Little Further North

Wang Ruobing (Singapore), Co-founder, Comma Space



Panel Discussion: Independent Singapore Narratives Part I

Artist as organizer/artist as curator: RUANG (2017) and MAT (2019)

Zulkhairi Zulkiflee (Singapore), Artist and Founder, Sikap 

Time After Time

Samantha Yap (Singapore), Independent Curator and Writer

Independent Reliant Making and Showing: The case of Anthony Chin’s S$1,996/- S$831.06/-

Louis Ho (Singapore), Independent Curator, Critic, and Art Historian




Panel Discussion: Independent Singapore Narratives Part II

Working with Swansongs

Elaine Thanya Marie Teo (Singapore), Independent Curator and Co-founder, Tekad Kolektif 

The Artist’s Ally

Berny Tan (Singapore), Artist and Independent Curator

Writing in the First Person

Anca Rujoiu (Romania/Singapore), Independent Curator and Editor




Panel Discussion: Relocating the Curatorial Field

Queer Process 

Jeannine Tang (Singapore/United States), Assistant Professor, Eugene Lang College, The New School

Who’s haunting who? A bestiary of archival encounters

Michelle Wong (Hong Kong), Independent Curator 

No Free Reading 

David Blamey (United Kingdom), Founder, Open Editions

on a moving ground

Mira Asriningtyas & Dito Yuwono (Indonesia), Co-founders, LIR Space




Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 967 5762 2370 Passcode: 001360 


For further questions please contact: Marc Gloede

Kay Min Soh