We welcome the curators for SIPF 2014.
The 4th SIPF 2014 opening in October 2014 now receive submission from photographers worldwide.
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Tay Kay Chin
Tay Kay Chin, a Singapore-based photographer, spent more than a decade in newspapers in Singapore and USA, and held positions from Photographer to Presentation editor. Since leaving his last full-time newspaper job in 2001, he splits his time between lecturing, consulting, writing, and working on selected commercial as well as personal projects.
A vocal advocate of photography in Singapore, he co-founded, together with Objectifs Centre For Photography & Filmmaking, one of Southeast Asia’s first photography workshops, Shooting Home; coordinated the exchange program for Sunderland-based International Photography Research Network; and curated Out of Focus, a series of exhibitions for Month of Photography Singapore 2006. His other curatorial experiences include being picture editor for the Singapore History Museum SARS exhibition; director of photography for Mercy Relief’s Glimpses of Light exhibitions; and most recently, project manager and curator for the 2011 National Day Parade traveling exhibition.
He writes regularly on photography and that includes the introduction essay for Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Early Works exhibition, which was shown in Singapore in June 2006. From 2003-2008, as a member of the Resource Panel for Photography for Singapore’s National Arts Council, he sat on several selection committees for the Cultural Medallion and Young Artist awards, the highest arts accolades in Singapore. In 2003, Hasselblad named him one of 12 Hasselblad Masters of the world, in recognition of his Panoramic Singapore series; and that was followed by professional partnerships with Epson and Olympus. A co-founder of Platform, a volunteer group that promotes documentary work and photojournalism, he currently teaches photojournalism at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University.
In 2007, Becoming Capa, a short story he wrote in university was adapted and released as a full-length feature film, Becoming Royston; and in 2008, a photographic novella based on that short story was published.
Dr Charles Merewether
Dr. Charles Merewether is an art historian, writer and curator who has worked in Australia, Europe and the Americas. He worked as collections curator at the Getty Center in Los Angeles from 1994-2004. Between 2004 and 2006, he was artistic director and curator of the 2006 Biennale of Sydney and senior research fellow at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University. In October 2007, he was appointed deputy director of the Cultural District for the Tourist Development and Investment Company, Abu Dhabi. Since March 2010 till June 2013, he is the Director of Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. Dr. Charles Merewether has taught at the University of Sydney, Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, the Ibero-Americana in Mexico City and the University of Southern California, and has lectured at the Beijing Academy of Art, Lingnan University in Hong Kong and the Asia Research Center at the National University of Singapore. Recent edited and co-edited publications include: Beijing-Venice-London: Ai Weiwei-Herzog & de Meuron (London/Basel, 2008), Art, Anti-Art,. Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan 1950-1970 (Los Angeles, 2007) and The Archive (London/Mass.,2006)
Dr Adele Tan
Adele Tan received her PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is currently Curator at the National Art Gallery Singapore. Her research focuses on contemporary art in Southeast Asia and China with a special interest in performative practices and new media. She was the Assistant Editor at the British journal Third Text and is currently a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Singapore. Her articles have appeared in publications such as PAJ, Broadsheet, Yishu, Eyeline and Third Text, among others. Her forthcoming essays include ‘Visualising Digitality: Towards Another Understanding’, co-authored with Martin Constable, in Re:live: New Directions in Media Art History (MIT Press, 2012), and ‘From Political Travesties to Aesthetic Justice – the ugly in Teo Eng Seng’s D Cells’, in an anthology on ugliness and art history (IB Tauris, 2012).
Alexander Supartono (1972) is an Indonesian curator and photo historian specializing in colonial photography and associate curator at Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands. He is the author of numerous art and photography essays and reviews in newspapers, magazines and specialized journals. He is an active editorial board member of the Punctum magazine and the online journal Trans Asia Photography Review. His current curatorial projects include the Noorderlicht’s “The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar” in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Suriname, Brazil (2010-2013), the Southeast Asia section of the Photoquai Biennale, Paris (September 2013), and (Post) Colonial Photostudio 2, Sunderland, UK (October 2013). He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the School of Art History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, working on the historical and cultural (re)contextualization of photographic representations of the Sugar Industry in Colonial Java, while teaching at the photography departments of the Edinburgh Napier University and University of Sunderland.