Hemali Bhuta and Munem Wasif
An Atlas of Mirrors
Singapore Biennale, 2016
27 October, 2016 – 26 February, 2017
Singapore, 16 May 2016 – The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) announced the names of a further 12 artists who are participating in the Singapore Biennale 2016 (SB2016), one of Asia’s most exciting contemporary visual art exhibitions. Titled An Atlas of Mirrors, this edition will draw on diverse artistic viewpoints that trace the migratory and intertwining relationships within the region, and reflect on shared histories and current realities with East and South Asia. The shortlist comprises established and emerging artists based in or from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, who will be presenting their works at SB2016.
SB2016 will held from 27 October 2016 to 26 February 2017. SB2016 Artists The artists were shortlisted based on their past works and art practices, and were selected in relation to the title and themes of An Atlas of Mirrors. The artists will present either existing works, curatorially selected for their resonance with core themes in the Biennale, or new commissions specially created for SB2016. The works will span various mediums. The 12 participating artists are: Ade Darmawan from Indonesia, Hemali Bhuta from India, Bui Cong Khanh from Vietnam, Chia Chuyia from Malaysia, Deng Guoyuan from China, Patricia Eustaquio from the Philippines, Sakarin Krue-On from Thailand, MAP Office from Hong Kong, Pala Pothupitiye from Sri Lanka, Melissa Tan from Singapore, Vertical Submarine from Singapore and Harumi Yukutake from Japan. Please refer to Annex A for the artist biographies.
Hemali Bhuta at the 2016 Singapore Biennale