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Masterclass: The New Forest (Robert Zhao)

05 Dec 2020 — 12 Dec 2020

The New Forest marks the beginning of The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ) and SIPF’s 5 years collaboration. At the end of…

Masterclass: Photobook as Object (Yumi Goto)

07 Nov 2020 — 13 Nov 2020

Yumi Goto will lead a 6-day masterclass focusing on the process of storytelling. Through exploring ways to incorporate personal experience…

Masterclass: Perspectives in Our Contemporary World (Stefen Chow)

21 Nov 2020 — 23 Nov 2020

In this weekend masterclass, Perspectives in Our Contemporary World will provide practical learning and review sessions for both emerging and…

335 Days

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The core concept of 335 Days is about the feeling experience of “black.” These images describe the living status and…

A Convenient Sunset | A Convenient Holdup

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

A Convenient Sunset | A Convenient Holdup is the Open Call 2020 Winning Portfolio. “There are approximately 10,268 7-Eleven stores…

BODY COPY

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In this series of 30 constructed self-portraits Moreno responds to found texts on gay and queer hook-up sites. The artist…

Castle of Innocence

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Castle of Innocence is a tale that questions the narratives and myths that shape our perception of protection, violence, and…

Curse of The Wind: A History of Leprosy in China

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Since late 2019, a pandemics has taken the world by storm, forced billions of people into lockdown and is profoundly…

Dharmatā

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Being brought up in a closed and conservative society, I was taught that conversations on our sex, sexuality, body, period…

Echoes and Callings

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In this work, we will be meeting Hannya. And Namanari. And possibly Hashi-Hime. Masks of angry spirits that emerge from…

Ghost Workers

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The neoliberal process in China brought tremendous changes to society — including the massive layoff in the 1990s and early…

RED LOTUS

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Local folklore are symbolic myths are passed down from generation to generation, it is evidential that they affect how people…

WOMAN GO NO’GREE

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Empires, by their very nature, embody, institutionalize difference, both between metropolis/colony and between colonial subjects Imperial imaginary floods popular culture….

A’s Fables

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

A’s Fables comprises a series of photographs of various dimensions, of animals taken at zoos around the world, combined with…

Back Home

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

By accident, or perhaps a twist of fate, I found myself at my late father’s house as the world went…

Blue Persimmons

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

In 2011, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant exploded and scattered the radioactive material around Fukushima, Japan. I have recorded the…

Dialogues of an Introvert

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

This work is based on the opposing concept of the real and the imaginary. The photographs are split into two…

Edible Trip to Innerspace

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

My departure is from the facade, and my arrival is at the self. I’ve spent my career making photojournalism and…

Hidden Motherhood

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Becoming a mother might be commonplace, but some aspects of motherhood still remain off-limits when the subject is discussed. During…

Homebound

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Homebound (2020) is a series of 20 and running images taken at home in 2020 coupled along with hand-sewn doodles…

jane says

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

jane says depicts plants, herbs and flowers as diverse as peony, rue, sage and pennyroyal, which feature in recipes for…

Land/Marks

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

We are often lost upon arrival. Landmarks that attract us from a distance dissolve as we move towards them, akin…

Mountain of Salt

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Mountain of Salt is an ongoing body of work comprised of found images, appropriated text and digital shape collages and…

Nothing’s in Vain

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

In 2011, Malagasy photographer Emmanuelle Andrianjafy arrived in the port city of Dakar, situated on the westernmost African coast, overlooking…

Some Kind of Heavenly Fire

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

I’m from a small town in Northern Finland surrounded by a vast, sparsely populated wilderness. Most pass through the town…

The Aesthetics of Disappearance

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

‘Houseboys’ were a distinctive group of indentured servants in the British colonies. Despite the abolition of slavery by the British…

The Blindness Of The Sea

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Singapore is a country free from the threat of natural disasters. In 2004, when the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami…

This Land Was Made For You And Me

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

“When does history become a memory? How does that memory record a truth? What do you do with that truth?”…

To Search the Secret of the Forest

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

A complex relationship between man and nature defines life in the village of Tangia Basti, South Eastern Nepal. A sprawling…

White Noise

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Sitting by the edge of a chlorinated swimming pool, there is a moment of blindness. The whir of an engine…

Kaufu 舅父

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

I was never close to Kaufu. My only memory of him was of buses. He passed away in 2019, at…

Forget Me Not 勿忘我

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

My grandmother was a dragon. A token of authority, dignity, honour and success, those born into the year of the…

Al Sawaber

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

This Sawaber series documents the vestiges of lives lived in the Al Sawaber, a government housing complex in Kuwait slated…

Inside Out Singapore—Open Call

30 Oct 2020 — 06 Dec 2020

Inside Out Singapore celebrates our diversity in this island city and ignites the spirit of togetherness and hope in our…

Asia Meet: Online Portfolio Review

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

How can we continue to converse ideas across borders to keep the international artistic dialogue dynamic? #SIPF2020’s Asia Meet: Portfolio…

I’ll always be here for you

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

I’ll always be here for you is a body of work that stemmed from my struggle with self-harm. Making this…

Sathorn Sunset

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Miti Ruangkritya (1981) is based in Thailand. His work focuses on an issue or a topic surrounding his life. In…

Flesh and Bloody Weaknesses

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Flesh and Bloody Weaknesses is the acquirement of infinitesimal seconds and fleeting moments and the containment of time perpetually in…

Margins: drawing pictures of home

21 Nov 2020 — 28 Feb 2021

When does one recount or trace the beginning of a story? At what moment does the questioning or the search…

連師子 / Renjishi

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Oct 2021

This is a story of Fumiko Yamato, a Japanese dancer. Though highly acclaimed both domestically and internationally, she has long…

Snowflakes Dog Man

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

My father was a bit plump, he looked grumpy and didn’t laugh much in front of me. As time passed…

Combing for Ice and Jade

05 Nov 2020 — 10 Jan 2021

At the end of the 19th century, thanks to the silk trade, numerous women in Southern China became financially independent….

STILL LAKE 平 湖

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In 2009, on a foggy morning, in a nameless mountain, I was feeling the tranquility of the environment The rising…

To Hans

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Addiction is still a big taboo. With this photo book, Vivian Keulards breaks her silence around the addiction and death…

Mould

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Mould is a reflective documentation of the artist’s struggle with toxic shame, the internalised selfdegradation that are often ignored or…

Mélaina Cholé

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Mélaina Cholé, from Ancient Greek µέλας (melas), and χολή (kholé), is a photographic exploration of humoral theory conceived by Hippocrates….

My First Telik

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Telik is a common name for TV that emerged as first TVs became available in Soviet Union. The acquisition of…

The Amazing ABC of Photography

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The alphabet is reinvented in this display of critically acclaimed photographers exploring new notions of the age-old teaching tool for…

Rabbit / Hare

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

David Billet and Ian Kline made the pictures in Rabbit / Hare on a road trip to Texas. And right…

Sorry, Not Sorry

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

“In 2046, nothing changes and no one knows if it’s true or not because nobody has come back” Extracted from…

Hundred Daughters
Hundred Patience
Hundred Meals

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals reconfigures Kevin WY Lee’s 2019 photobook of the same title within a home setting….

Centralia

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Centralia is SIPF 2020’s Published Photobook Winner. Centralia is an Indian docu-fiction that journeys deep into the forests of central…

Internal Notebook

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

When Japanese photographer Miki Hasegawa (b. 1973) found out 350 children across her country die annually due to domestic abuse,…

It Can Be Better

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

It Can Be Better is a meditation centred around the impact of perfectionistic living habits. It seeks to illustrate how…

Entangled

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Entangled encapsulates a pivotal moment for Maude Arsenault’s work, representing a shift in perspective and personal responsibility. “After years dedicated…

hyle | curtain | backdrop

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Anni Leppälä’s motives derive from memories, loss, longing, and early adolescence, seeking for an experience of connection and closeness but…

Infrastructures

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Infrastructures is a research-based photo project about the Russian and post-Soviet political economy, created in 2016-2019 by Sergey Novikov and…

Aya

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Following the path of Charles Kroehle, a pioneering nineteenth-century photographer who supposedly disappeared in the Peruvian Amazon, Arguiñe Escandón and…

The Hotel: Don-Khang

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The Hotel infers an in-between place of stay during transit. To the artist, it also implies relational, historical and identical…

BATTLESHIP ISLAND

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone of Battleship Island, which used to be…

Beyond the Mountains

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Beyond the Mountains is SIPF 2020’s Dummy Photobook Winner. Located 500 kilometers away from the Tokyo metropolitan area, the disposal…

China Dream

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

‘China Dream’ explores the fractured identity of the second generation diaspora as they’re straddled their birth country and their motherland….

CULTURE OF CONFRONTATION

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The book speaks to the turning point in the history of Ukraine, that touched the whole world, the Ukrainian revolution…

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light visual metaphors are beautifully woven together, addressing challenging concepts such…

Dear Japanese (2012 – 2018)

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Dear Japanese is a photo-documentary centred on Miyuki Okuyama’s research into the  descendants of Indo-European women and Japanese men, who…

AOSTABELLOSGUARDO

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

AOSTABELLOSGUARDO – HYSTEROS+PALLIUM We live only once, it is said, and while we live we born and we die who…

Memory Blocks (2009—ongoing)

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Since 2009, Bob Lee has been documenting HDB homes in Singapore. These public housing units, sometimes derisively referred to as…

66 min.

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Zi-Hua who found a 66 minute beta video tape from home in Taiwan , which is about the wedding image…

Investigation of Love

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Investigation of Love was a project inspired by the artist’s personal experience in applying for a Dutch residence permit, where…

String Theory – Sewing Space

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

String Theory – Sewing Space presents two existing works from the artist – White Uniform and The Women of Empire…

Anything, but Transparent

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Anything, but Transparent is a tongue-in-cheek title extracted from Massot’s writing on photography, and a reference to the dominant exhibition…

SGscenery2020

13 Nov 2020 — 17 Jan 2021

SGscenery2020 follows a project conceptualised by the artist for Singapore’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, ‘SG50’, in 2015 titled Scenery. Featuring “crowd-sourced”…

孤岛 (Gu Dao: Lonely Island)

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

In 1955, more than 3000 landlords, wealthy farmers, counterrevolutionaries, right-wing politicians, and intellectuals, were sent to Gu Dao for re-education….

JAKARTA, modest interventions and minor improvisations

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Jakarta is one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in the world with over thirty million people living in…

Drowned and Talcum

13 Nov 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The photographic series Drowned and Talcum entails Seba Kurtis’ responses to two incidents where refugees lost their lives amidst the…

Loose Relations

05 Nov 2020 — 17 Jan 2021

Loose Relations brings together within a singular presentation the filmic and photographic works of Sherman Ong. The presentation comprises the…

Afterlife

05 Nov 2020 — 17 Jan 2021

Afterlife is the sixth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls inspired by the epic tale The Ramayana. Drawing inspiration…

KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2020

01 Dec 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year organised by the…

Phases

20 Nov 2020 — 19 Dec 2020

Every educational institute is a revolving door – the Singapore Management University (SMU) welcomes and sends off more than 1800…

Alejandro Castellote

06 Nov 2020 — 16 Nov 2020

Alejandro Castellote Independent Curator About the Reviewer In 1982, Alejandro Castellote began working as photography curator. From 1985 through 1996…

Beate Cegielska

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Beate Cegielska Galleri Image http://www.galleriimage.dk About the Reviewer  “As a reviewer, I am interested in seeing contemporary art works made…

Erik Vroons

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Erik Vroons GUP Magazine http://gupmagazine.com About the Reviewer Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) is Editor-at-large for GUP, the international platform…

Fiona Sweet

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Fiona Sweet Ballarat International Foto Biennale http://www.ballaratfoto.org About the Reviewer  A prominent and highly respected arts director and curator, Fiona…

Gwen Lee

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Gwen Lee DECK https://deck.sg About the Reviewer Gwen Lee is the Director and co-founder of the Singapore International Photography Festival…

He Yining

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

He Yining Independent Curator, Writer and Researcher http://www.heyining.com About the Reviewer He Yining (1986), researcher, writer and curator of photographic…

Holly Roussell

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Holly Roussell http://www.hollyroussell.com About the Reviewer Holly Roussell (容思玉) Born 1989, Vermont, United States. Lives and works between China and…

Ihiro Hayami

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Ihiro Hayami T3 Photo Festival Tokyo http://www.tip.or.jp About the Reviewer Ihiro Hayami (b. 1982, Osaka Japan) is the founder of…

Jean-Baptiste Henimann

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Jean-Baptiste Henimann Agence VU’ http://www.agencevu.com About the Reviewer After a master’s degree in research in semiology and analysis of media…

Katya Guerrero

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Katya Guerrero Pioneer Studios/ Luzviminda: Archive of Philippine Photography http://www.pioneerstudios.ph About the Review Katya Guerrero is the founder of Luzviminda:…

Jenny Lindhe

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Jenny Lindhe Landskrona Foto https://www.landskronafoto.org/en About the Reviewer Jenny Lindhe has a background in fine-art photography and works as a…

Kim Jeong Eun

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Kim Jeong Eun IANN / The Reference Soul http://www.the-ref.kr About the Reviewer Jeong Eun Kim is editor-in-chief of IANN, the…

Lee Wei-I

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Lee Wei-I Voices of Photography http://www.vopmagazine.com About the Reviewer  Lee Wei-I started out his career as a journalist. He founded…

Louis Ho

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Louis Ho About the Reviewer Louis Ho is an independent curator and critic. He has lectured at the National Institute…

Louise Fedotov-Clements

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Louise Fedotov-Clements http://www.formatfestival.com http://www.derbyquad.co.uk About the Reviewer Louise Fedotov-Clements is Artistic Director, QUAD & Director, FORMAT International Photography Festival. Louise…

Maarten Schilt

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Maarten Schilt Schilt Publishing & Gallery www.schiltpublishing.com About the Reviewer Schilt Publishing is a publishing house directed to high profile…

Melanie Pocock

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Melanie Pocock Ikon Gallery https://www.ikon-gallery.org About the Reviewer Melanie Pocock is Curator at Ikon Gallery. Together with Director Jonathan Watkins,…

Miho Odaka

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Miho Odaka Curator and Educator About the Reviewer Miho Odaka moved to the U.K. after graduating from Sophia University’s Department…

Moshe Rosenzveig

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Moshe Rosenzveig Head On Photo Festival https://www.headon.com.au About the Reviewer Moshe is the founder, creative director & lead curator of…

Mutsuko Ota

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Mutsuko Ota IMA magazine https://imaonline.jp About the Reviewer Born in Tokyo, 1968, she started her career as an editor at…

Natasha Egan

06 Nov 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Natasha Egan Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago http://mocp.org About the Reviewer Since 2011, Natasha Egan has served…