C.81.15 (detail), Jairo RobinsonEva's Journey (detail), Sergio CamporealeThe Celestial Chamber Orchestra (detail), Carlos EstévezThe Community Decides (detail), William Pinillos


Singapore Contemporary returns to Suntec Singapore on January 19 – 22 with an extensive line-up of exhibitors from across the world. Featuring five principal sectors – Photo17 Singapore, Latin American Voices, Artist Dialogues, China Encounters and Gallery Projects – the Show will also offer tours, talks and more!

C.81.15 (detail), Jairo Robinson


Singapore Contemporary 2017

January 19 - 22, 2017

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre - Level 4


The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns in January 2017 with an extended line-up of leading galleries and artists from Asia and the world. Curated over 6,000 square meters of state-of-the-art-space, the 2nd edition will again present the popular "Artist Dialogues", "China Encounters" and "Gallery Projects" sectors, as well as unveiling "Photo17 Singapore" - an exciting photography-centred sector that will reflect the growing interest in contemporary photography in Southeast Asia and "Latin American Voices" - a special exhibition that will bring the richness and diversity of the Americas to the heart of Singapore. Visitors are also invited to join our enriching program of complimentary tours, live painting demonstrations, talks and special activities for children.




Specially-priced advance-puchase tickets are available on this site or at SISTIC now. Choose a single-day ticket, or a ticket that is good for multiple entries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Singapore Contemporary 2017 is delighted to present a taste of Latin American art to Singapore with Latin American Voices, a special exhibition spread across 210sqm of curated space showcasing over 20 artists from across Latin America, including Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. This singular exhibition will offer viewers a glimpse into the long-standing artistic traditions that colour the narratives of the region with magic, myth and realism.


The richness of Latin American art is derived from a combination of sources including European and indigenous influences. A form of political, cultural and intellectual expression, much of the region’s art grapples with the aftermath of colonialism and the need to express its individual identity.


Bringing an eclectic mix of styles and artists, including emerging, mid-career and established artists whose collectable works hang in prestigious institutions across the Americas, Latin American Voices will offer Singaporeans a unique opportunity to see an incredible array of stunning works that capture the heart and soul of the Americas.


The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary will present its first curated platform dedicated to photography - Photo17 Singapore. The exhibition will be one of the largest photo presentations in Singapore, organised into four sections: documentary, fine art and conceptual photography, as well as mixed media photo and installations. 
Introducing audiences to new and original approaches in photography from artists and galleries, Photo17 Singapore will push the envelop beyond the mundane snapshot, presenting works that demonstrate the flexibility, refinement and creativity that can be expressed through the photographic medium. The exhibition will look closely at the diversity and development of photography from its documentation form to the expanded fields of installations and new media, in the region and beyond. 
With a line-up of photographic works from across the world, including Japan, Malaysia, the USA, China and Australia, Photo17 Singapore will offer viewers an exciting range of diverse techniques and perspectives. Be prepared to be wowed! 



The 2017 edition of Singapore Contemporary invites guests and ticket holders to participate in an enriching and diverse program of Art Tours led by experienced docents, many from the National Gallery and the Singapore Art Museum.



Hidden China

Uncovering the mystique of collectible Chinese contemporary art

"Best of Show" sponsored by Indosuez Wealth Management

A series of highly regarded works selected by our expert jury

Art of Southeast Asia

An artistic journey through Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

Appreciating Contemporary Photography

An in-depth look at the medium with Photo17 Singapore curator, Patricia de la Motte

Meet the Artist

Six intriguing artists share their motivations, inspirations and techniques

Japan and Korea Revealed

Discovering the artistic narrative in Japanese and Korean contemporary art

Contemporary Sculpture

Movement and energy captured in bronze, ceramic, glass and stone



Did you ever wonder why an artist paints the way they paint? What tools and techniques they use to produce amazing works of creativity? See artists in action with our painting demonstrations. Please register at the Live Painting Demonstrations counter at 10 minutes before the scheduled time.


Friday January 20th

2pm  Charlotte Donvang (Denmark) - delve into the human psyche with vibrant, abstract expressions of energy

3pm  Jeff Murray (UK) - discover miniature worlds in pen and ink

4pm  Roger Dean (UK) - explore fantasy landscapes with an iconic album cover artist

5pm  Samran Cheupan (Thailand) - uncover the meaning of the "enso" circle in Zen Buddism


Saturday January 21st

12pm  Jeff Murray (UK) - discover miniature worlds in pen and ink

1pm  Yann Rebecq (France) - travel to a poetic universe inspired by the beauty of Provence and Brittany

2pm  Roger Dean (UK) - explore fantasy landscapes with an iconic album cover artist

4pm  Charlotte Donvang (Denmark) - delve into the human psyche with vibrant, abstract expressions of energy


Sunday January 22nd

12pm  Samran Cheupan (Thailand) - uncover the meaning of the "enso" circle in Zen Buddism

1pm  Yann Rebecq (France) - travel to a poetic universe inspired by the beauty of Provence and Brittany 


Children are welcome at Singapore Contemporary - we hope their experience at the show will be the beginning of a life-long love of art! All programs are complimentary, and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


KIDS ART STUDIO: The Macey and Sons Kids Art Studio, partnering with Little Artists, is a fun place for children from 3yrs to 11yrs to engage in supervised painting, drawing and other art projects. Parents can either join in, or leave children for up to an hour while they explore the show. Experienced art teachers will coach children in the creation of a unique artwork to either display at the show or take home. They will also receive a Certificate. 


KIDS ART TOURS: The Macey and Sons Kids Art Tours, also partnering with Little Artists, are open to children from 5yrs to 11yrs of age, and take approximately 45 minutes. Please meet at the Macey Kids Art Tours counter right inside the main entrance at 10 minutes before the hour, where the tour leader will be waiting.  



Friday January 20th             4pm / 5pm

Saturday January 21st        12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm 

Sunday January 22nd         12noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm 


Macey & SonsLittle Artists Art Studio


The Sovereign Art Charity Ltd Partners With Singapore Contemporary to Establish Students Art Prize


The Sovereign Art Charity Ltd (SAC) has formed a partnership with Singapore Contemporary to establish the Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize, Singapore 2017, with the aim of highlighting young artistic talent in Singapore and underscoring the importance of art in education. All Singapore secondary schools and art institutions will be invited to submit the best artworks produced by students within the academic year. 

SAC Chairman Howard Bilton will lead a panel of local arts professionals in shortlisting 20 finalist artworks to be exhibited during Singapore Art Week and at Singapore Contemporary from 19 - 22 January, 2017. The public will have the opportunity to view the artworks and cast a vote for their favourite piece. The winning artworks in both categories will be announced at the Show. 

Howard Bilton is chairman of The Sovereign Group and founder of The Sovereign Art Foundation. Launched in 2003, the foundation has raised over US$5 million for art-related charitable causes through the auction of artworks shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. 

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