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Open Call Showcase 2022—Portfolio Artists

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In a famous metaphor Henry James explains experience: experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an…

Boomers

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

This is a project capturing strangers that are middle-aged men and older. They are often categorised as ‘Ajeossi’, a term…

Mars on Earth

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In 2019, China’s space agency successfully landed the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while NASA now…

Where Does the Sun Rise; Where Will the Moon Shine

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Where Does the Sun Rise; Where Will the Moon Shine (2018) is a series of digital photographic collages made of…

Under the Night of the Unseen Stars

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Artificial lights have always been at the centre of the subjects that I photograph. I like to think of photography…

Dwelling

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Dwelling reimagines photographs commissioned by J.C. Penney during the 1970s for use in their catalogs. Through montage and multiple exposure,…

Ground Truth, or How to Resurrect a Tree

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Ground Truth, or How to Resurrect a Tree is a story about ‘seeing something when there is nothing there.’ Equipped…

Unperson | Portraits of North Korean Defectors

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In George Orwell’s 1984, an unperson is someone who has been vaporised, whose record has been erased. Similarly, the North…

Separate Hidden Rules

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

All living organisms purchased or captured on the Internet are dropped on daily life. Makoto Oono uses a variety of…

Red Flowers 红花

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

When we reach a bottleneck, looking back may be the way to go. When all the eccentric, sentimental, sincere, helpless,…

11,565 kilometres Project

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Since 2018, Zhang Beichen has been investigating the history of the circulation of Chinese artefacts in American museums and initiated…

How to Pickle an Adder

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In 1983 when an inquisitive fisherman picked up a rock and threw it up the steeply-shelving beach at Cell Howell,…

Ghost Island

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Ghost Island seeks to build an epistemological framework and metaphor with which to document and process the dynamic and unseen…

Living Under the Volcanoes

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Indonesia is third in the list of countries with the most volcanoes, after the United States and Russia. There are…

Of Solongs and Ashes

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

tea-leaves salad, tea leave salad with dried beef, hasty hugs, tamarind whiskey sour, military boots, splashes of rains, touches, Yangon,…

The Witch Stage

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

“In my memories, I know that I saw on TV the faces of a group of hysterical women. I was…

Room no.2 and Sunset on Unnamed Lanes (2020)

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Room no.2 examines the interiors of the homes of Khlong Toey – taking a straightforward and unsentimental approach. The collection…

Wandering, Wondering

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Wandering, Wondering is a story of all of us, becoming adults, getting more socialised, and living in a systematic social…

Post

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Post is a work that began on April 1, 2015 and continues to this day. The artist takes multiple exposures…

Work naming has not yet succeeded

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

2019-2020 in Hong Kong, an upheaval of social movement “Anti-extradition law movement” was created due to oppositions of the government’s…

A Visitor’s Book

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Ajeeb Ghar Archive is a research project on museums in India, constituted of photographs of exhibition galleries and comments…

Cornucopia

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

CORNUCOPIA is about abundance in times of pandemic isolation and restrictions. The content of CORNUCOPIA a is formed around the…

Eat A Chili《吃辣椒》

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Eat A Chili: A Photo Novella In this hybrid fiction, the human consumption of chili pepper has surged beyond the…

Elusive Rainbow

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Our lives are shaped by history. We can also shape history. In this book I overlay with a projector on…

Empty Forest

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

‘Empty Forest’ is about a woman called Emma Hauck who was committed to a psychiatric hospital in Heidelberg (Germany), where…

Ground Truth

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

What is the relation between what we see and what is there? Ground Truth observes the evolution of visual technology…

Hayal & Hakikat: A Handbook of Forgiveness & A Handbook of Punishment

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The photographs in this work depict the hands of prisoners from the early 20th century Turkey, drawn from the photograph…

Hijack Geni

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In 2003, when the so-called “It’s me scam” was first becoming known to the public, this crime was perpetrated by…

Hiroshima Graph – Everlasting Flow

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

On an early midsummer morning, from a clear, pure blue sky, a single bomb was dropped. In an instant, the…

How to Raise a Hand

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

How to Raise a Hand is a work shaped by mourning and by the finding of a box containing 313…

How to store your stuff in nature

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

I stayed in Thailand and Indonesia for a year and a half. The new flora in the tropics brought me…

How to Look Natural in Photos

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

How to Look Natural in Photos is a book about a totalitarian system which uses photography for its purposes. It…

Instagrampier

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Instagrampier is a public cargo pier located on the west side of Hong Kong Island. Every day, a great…

Laws of the Haystack

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

“Laws of the haystack” is an investigation into the hidden shapes and meanings of 1 photo. During a holiday in…

Materiality of Grief

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Materiality of Grief is a visual manifestation of loss following the artist’s grandfather’s death. With the use of autoethnography, the…

Polder VIII

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Polder VIII Tuindorp Oostzaan is a special neighbourhood in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It was built 100 years ago on the…

Quatre Mains / Zonder Handen

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

After my father died, I started emptying his house and found a box with old polaroids in. They were taken…

Room no.2

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Room no.2 (2020) is a project exploring Khlong Toey – the largest and most densely populated working-class community in Bangkok….

SOMMERSPIELE (Summer Games)

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The last real summer I can remember was the one in 2016. Warm, sweet, full of promises, so many festivities,…

The Ditch

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Ditch recounts the story of a forgotten defence line built on Öland, a small island on the east coast…

The Good Place

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

“The Good Place” is my observation of Varanasi, one of India’s Holy Cities. Varanasi “The holy land,” as they called…

THE LAST SUMMIT

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

My father died in a slip-and-fall accident on July 15, 2017, at Mt. Ryokami in Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. At…

The Quarantine Report

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

‘The Quarantine Report’ is a body of work I started when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Thailand in March 2020. The…

The Quickening

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Quickening explores the transformation and lived experience of a woman in her motherhood/matrescence and postpartum depression/anxiety. The work interrogates…

The Verdict: The Christina Boyer Case

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Verdict – The Christina Boyer Case is a multi-layered case study of the U.S. Criminal Justice system and mass…

Two Thousand Words

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

‘Two Thousand Words’ is a photobook that analyzes the active resistance, but eminently peaceful, that was carried out in Czechoslovakia…

Undo Motherhood

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Undo Motherhood explores the reasons why a significant number of women around the world today regret becoming mothers. The women…

Utaki

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Ricardo is a produce of the Okinawan immigration to Brazil and he carries the mixture of three cultures in his…

We are Made of Grass, Soil, Trees, and Flowers

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The title “We are made of Grass, Soil, Trees, and Flowers” adds the word “flowers” to the title of Yamamoto’s…

We Were Farmers

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

My family have been farmers for generations, from the 1960s till 2020. “We Were Farmers” is a personal project documenting…

Masterclass: The New Forest

21 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

The New Forest is a five-year collaboration between The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ) and SIPF, unfolding across a series…

Masterclass: Designing Artist’s Books

23 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Designing Artist’s Books is a 3-day workshop for artists, designers and bookmakers who are keen to explore methods and approaches…

Seminar: Photobook Clinic

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Photobook Clinic is an intimate 3-hour photobook dummy review session with Yumi Goto, an independent art and documentary photography curator,…

Seminar: Translation into Concept and Form

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

Translation into Concept and Form is a 4-hour seminar concerned about the ways in which visual content is expressed in…

Portfolio Review
with Industry Experts

24 Sep 2022 — 16 Oct 2022

The Portfolio Review was introduced in 2008 during the inaugural edition of SIPF. Since then, it has grown in its…

Photobook Makers’ Weekend
with Independent Publishers

24 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

The Photobook Makers’ Weekend is a two-day gathering of independent publishers from different cities, with a focus on exchanging knowledge,…

The Ecosystem of Publishing:
Chose Commune x Witty Books

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

The permutations in making a photobook are countless, varying from artist to publisher, designer to print house, editing to sequencing,…

Books As Micro-spaces For Research with K. Verlag

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

How do we build a synthetic editorial-design process that insists on the mutuality of content and form, allowing us to…

Independence in Publishing:
RVB Books x Skinnerboox

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

Why is independence important in publishing? What does it take to stay independent? Project Manager of RVB Books, Miléna Chevillard,…

Publishing as Practice:
Perimeter Books x Temporary Press

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

Perimeter Books from Melbourne and Temporary Press from Singapore are separated by continents, yet connected by multiple commonalities — they…

References from Korea
with Kim Jeong Eun

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Aug 2022

References offer a direction for attention, and particularly in the context of books, they give recognition to existing titles that…

Developing Photobooks
with Reminders Photography Stronghold

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Four Japanese artists — Kazuhiko Matsumura, Kenji Chiga, Shu Watanabe and Yoshikatsu Fujii — each present their photobook developed together…

A Different Reading
with THEBOOKSHOW

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

A Different Reading is a project by THEBOOKSHOW that attempts to open up new dialogues and synergies between 5 artists…

Personal Stories in Indonesian Photobooks
with Caron Toshiko and Andi Ari Setiadi

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Storytelling is a means through which we make sense of the world. Co-founders of Gueari Galeri, Caron Toshiko and Andi…

Contemporary Photography in Taiwan Through The Lens of DEAI

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

A non-profit photography library in Taipei open to public for free, Lightbox is committed to preserving, disseminating and advancing Taiwanese…

Cuttings

16 Aug 2022 — 11 Sep 2022

SIPF Satelllite Cuttings presents new commissions by six Singaporean artists inspired by the natural world. The exhibition considers interactions with environments…

The Salt of the Earth

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Salt of the Earth is a group exhibition that explores the way in which family and the ties that…

Worlds and Spacing 世界与空间

15 Sep 2022 — 02 Jan 2023

Worlds and Spacing – 世界与空间 presents a selection of photographs from three bodies of work created by Chinese artist Maleonn…

Hawaii Nights

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Carpark

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Peace Agency

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Peace Agency is a site-specific installation that transforms a commercial unit and the first floor lift landing of the Peace…

Placemaking at the moment between times

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The non-place – a term coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé to describe places of transience where people remain largely…

Listen…don’t ask what bird is singing

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Listen… don’t ask what bird is singing brings together a group of photographers whose contemporary images continue to encapsulate a…

Twinkling Memories: Picnic

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Curated by Gwen Lee

Twinkling Memories: Binran

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Curated by Gwen Lee