Singapore Art Week returns from 14 to 23 January 2022. 

As Singapore’s signature visual arts season, Singapore Art Week (SAW) represents the unity and pride of a diverse and vibrant arts community. In its 10th edition, SAW 2022 will be a celebration of the Singapore visual arts in its decade of growth - in the practices of Singapore artists, in the formats of presentation and in the spaces these will inhabit.

SAW 2022 will run from 14 January to 23 January 2022, with over 130 events with art across the island and online, featuring new works, transnational collaborations, and virtual art experiences. Audiences all over the world can access and discover the exciting art in Singapore’s arts and cultural institutions and beyond, or engage in enriching discussions, talks, public art walks and tours. A catalyst of creativity, SAW 2022 continues to be a spotlight, gathering and launchpad for the arts community in Singapore.

SAW 2022 is a joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

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HIGHLIGHTS

Talk & Discussion
Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444
15 – 23 January 2022
Join us as a we take stock of current practices and gain insights from networks across local and regional art communities.
Talk & Discussion
Online
22 – 23 January 2022
HORIZONS is an opportunity to travel the world in 24 hours and engage with limitless forward-thinking visions.
Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road, #01-01, Singapore 108932
14 – 23 January 2022
A solo exhibition by Jay Ho that reflects the role of faith in the art-making process, and the seeking of connections across time and space.
Exhibition
42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951
14 – 22 January 2022
Not just seeing, but also feeling art: (W)AVE is a multi-sensory installation that offers the haptic experience of light through wearable technology in a performative environment.
Exhibition
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road #05-03
14 – 23 January 2022
ANTINODES is an attempt to capture the changes in the artistic practices of non-traditional artists from Singapore and its international community.
Aliwal Arts Centre
21 – 23 January 2022
AliWALL Festival is a showcase of participative art experiences at Aliwal Arts Centre uses walls – both physical and metaphorical, as canvases to unite artists and audiences closer to collectively consider what urban living is, now and for the future.
Little India and Katong Joo Chiat
14 – 22 January 2022
After almost two years of uncertainty and warped history fraught by the pandemic, art still strives to permeate life and leave its mark on history
Exhibition
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #05-04, Singapore 089065
14 – 23 January 2022
This group exhibition brings together diverse art practices that engage in acts of deliberately imprecise imitation, generating new meanings and surprising encounters within the gap between copy and original.
Bras Basah Complex
14 – 23 January 2022
In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2022, seven galleries at Bras Basah Complex come together to present an event that exhibits more than 200 works of art.
Maya Gallery
13 January – 3 February 2022
The premise of the exhibition promotes the cohesion between intergenerational artists, nine pairs of cross-generational artists are to collaborate and exchange new ideas and perspectives, channelling it towards art making.
Exhibition
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #05-03, (S)089065
14 – 23 January 2022
Compartment by CTRL UNIT is a manifestation of yearnings in these troubled times. Portrayed through a journey of chambers, it juxtaposes the genuine and the make-believe in a fleeting sanctuary.
Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
14 January – 13 February 2022
Curated by Chan + Hori Contemporary in partnership with Funan, Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Tiger presents newfound collaborations between artists and brands across unique products and services.
Exhibition
Basheer Graphic Books, Bras Basah Complex
14 – 23 January 2022
DIASPORA is a visual art exhibition that builds upon a narrative of the evolving conditions of visual artists in a time of turbulence and uncertainty, privacy issues and how they reach out to a changing audience. It is an invasion and a blurring of public and private space through art interventions.
Exhibition
32 Kaki Bukit Crescent, Level 5, Singapore 416262
3 November 2021 – 28 February 2022
dis/posit{ions includes workshops, digital lectures and an exhibition that uses multiple methods to centre collaborators, participants and audiences into thinking about learning.
Exhibition
CSC Changi Fairy Point Chalet 7
14 – 30 January 2022
“Epilogue” marks The Artists Village (TAV)’s 30th anniversary and a question that has been on the minds of members of the society, “ Should we close the chapter that is TAV?”
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
15 – 23 January 2022
Join us on an exclusive CBD Arts Trail jointly organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, and CapitaLand. Be amazed by the art gems in our midst and discover some treasures that are usually not accessible to the public.
Exhibition
Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road #02-09
14 – 23 January 2022
Fated love sky is a curatorial performance that relearns archaic notions of performance art. The project curates works, text, films, objects and other mediums that centre joy.
Gillman Barracks 9 Lock Road #03-22
14 – 23 January 2022
For the House; Against the House looks at the evolution of Singapore's arts and cultural landscape through a unique debate format where art illustrates the arguments.
NTU CCA Singapore, Block 37 & Block 38 Malan Road
14 – 23 January 2022
Free Jazz IV. Geomancers is a multisensorial hymn to the earth, an exercise in planetary awareness steered by the artistic imagination.
The Engine Room, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
14 January – 17 April 2022
A presentation of recent video essays by Malaysian artist Gan Siong King, featuring Kecek Amplifier bersama Nik Shazwan (2019) and My Video Making Practice (2021).
7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks #01-13, Singapore 108935
14 – 23 January 2022
A World at Every Turn brings together a selection of artists and artworks ‘curated’ by each participating member of the Art Galleries Association of Singapore (AGAS).
Public Art
Lau Pa Sat
7 – 28 January 2022
Set in the historic location of Lau Pa Sat, Hawker! Hawker! brings together Singapore- and New York-based artists, curators, and writers to shine a timely spotlight on Singapore’s evolving hawker culture.
Exhibition
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #05-04
14 – 23 January 2022
Featuring multimedia experiential installations that contemplate hacks for happiness, Happy House is an ongoing study into the state of happiness in Singapore.
Exhibition
204 East Coast Rd Singapore 428903
19 January – 26 February 2022
Hotel Illiterati is an experiential room installation that through aesthetics, optical tactics, conceptual associations, explores the value of hybridity, cosmopolitanism, movement, and openness in our border-shuttering era.
online
12 – 30 January 2022
If Forests Talk 2022 (IFT22) is the second edition of the SAW 2021 online project (https://ifforeststalk.com) that homes in on the tropical rainforests of Singapore, placing its focus upon the early histories of the disciplines of botany and natural history.
Aliwal Arts Centre
14 – 23 January 2022
Islands Time-Based Arts (ITBA) is an artist initiative, a multi-disciplinary platform for the live presentation and discussion of ephemeral art forms.
Talk & Discussion
online
21 – 23 January 2022
"In Suspension”, a 3-day broadcast symposium by Hothouse, with invited moderators and panellists offering intersecting frames and catalysing conversations on art and life that are often kept private.
The Projector (Golden Mile Tower branch)
12 January – 6 February 2022
An exhibition of site-specific works in The Projector, and a retrospective of Indonesian filmmaker, Kamila Andini.
Gallery 2, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
14 January – 3 May 2022
A Machine Boosting Energy into the Universe features Korakrit Arunanondchai’s immersive video installation inviting us to be in communion with machines and ghosts.
Civic District
14 January – 3 February 2022
A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival presents its 6th edition in 2022, with a host of innovative art experiences to excite and delight more audiences than ever before.
Exhibition
Esplanade Forecourt
15 – 22 January 2022
La Tristesse Opera presents North-South Line, a performance art event.
Public Art
Digital billboard at Fortune Centre and Kinex Mall
14 – 23 January 2022
Newly commissioned site-specific video works about the impact of digital technology on advertising.
Exhibition
Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film (Lower Gallery)
11 – 30 January 2022
Proximities is the first solo exhibition by Singaporean artist-curator Zulkhairi Zulkiflee. This debut exhibition at Objectifs focuses on a new video work surrounding Malay masculinities and their plural representation.
Exhibition
NIE Art Gallery. 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
8 January – 20 February 2022
Peripheral Spaces is a visual art exhibition consisting of collaborative installations within an indoor venue and a digital component that extends the artistic experience to the surrounding environment outside.
Exhibition
Main Deck, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #03-07, Singapore 089065
7 – 23 January 2022
Present Realms marks the conclusion of the pilot SAM Residencies programme. Chu Hao Pei, Salty Xi Jie Ng, and Johann Yamin present their continued explorations into rice, rituals, and gaming.
Exhibition
Gallery 1, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
14 January – 17 April 2022
REFUSE explores ideas of decomposition and composition from biological and musical perspectives. Audiences are invited into an immersive world, where the band’s experiments with bio-sonification and fungi create otherworldly soundscapes.
Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road, #01-06, Singapore 108933
14 – 23 January 2022
Ivan David Ng unveils a solo exhibition that reflects our restless nature as human beings, situated in a place between where we are and where we want to be.
Exhibition
#01-05, Blk 39 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
15 – 23 January 2022
S.E.A. Focus is a showcase of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. It brings together some of the finest artists and galleries from across the region to foster a deeper appreciation of contemporary art and artists in Southeast Asia.
Tour & Trail
Various locations and online
14 – 23 January 2022
SAW IN 10 DAYS attempts to trace and map out the diversity and multiplicity of the signature festival's art events, quite literally, through an 8-hour bus tour visiting different exhibitions and shows island wide.
Bedok Reservoir
14 – 30 January 2022
Somewhere in Bedok is an exhibition about the uncanny, set in a residential space that embodies a living museum.
Talk & Discussion
Online
14 – 23 January 2022
Delve into an artist’s practice through the medium of short video interviews. This series of video interviews allow artists to share a glimpse into their practice, lives and philosophies.
Telok Kurau Studios
14 – 23 January 2022
Telok Kurau Showcase is a showcase of the works and the studio settings of artists who are part of the TKS community.
DECK, 120A Prinsep Street, (S)187937
11 – 28 January 2022
An installation of a traditional Chinese street opera stage with new explorations by 5 artists who examine this traditional art and its relevance in our contemporary society.
Exhibition
UltraSuperNew Gallery, 168 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207572
14 – 28 January 2022
The story of calico marks the official launch of the Critical Craft Collective Singapore, an initiative started by Adeline Kueh and Hazel Lim to investigate the relationships between craft and contemporary art, design and new technologies.
Exhibition
Art Agenda @ 63 Spottiswoode
8 – 30 January 2022
With youth and its various associations as a curatorial framework, the exhibition gathers significant early works by Singapore artists across generations.
Various Locations
14 January – 12 February 2022
The 5th edition of Ceramic Expressions: Celebrating Women Artists, seeks to foster new explorations in ceramic art and will showcase a diversity of work by women artists working in the field of ceramics.
Exhibition
Singapore Chinese Culture Center (SCCC)
13 – 16 January 2022
An art exhibition that explores the relevance of painting of the Singapore contemporary art scene. Uncover diverse themes and genres, revealed through the eyes of second generation to emerging artists of MASS.
Gillman Barracks, #03-21, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
13 January – 26 February 2022
Inside the Wild Cube is an exhibition that addresses the White Cube – the architectural, economic and institutional discourses that surround it and the impact of these factors on the process of art-making.
Comma Space 逗号空间
14 January – 13 February 2022
“Visual Thinking: Sense of Knowing” is a group show featuring the process drawings by 11 local artists, which have rarely been seen by the general public.
Primz Gallery, 21 Woodlands Close #08-15 Primz Bizhub Singapore 737854
8 – 23 January 2022
A celebration of the art of Wang Jiafang, spanning a range of media. Drawn from private Singapore collections and curated by Low Sze Wee, this exhibition will present Wang's masterful interpretation of the thousand-year-old genre.
Exhibition
9 Lock Road #02-23 Gillman Barracks S108937
14 January – 5 February 2022
This new body of dreamy, introspective and intimate paintings reflect Alvin Ong’s continued interest in the physicality of the body, as well as how human experiences of inhabitation are being reshaped in the current moment.