7 November 2020
Taking the endless expanse of the ocean as a point of departure, CALENDAR OF DILATION, artist Mike HJ Chang's latest solo exhibition at Yeo Workshop, curated by Alfonse Chiu, is an exploration of the relationship between time and the body: the way it flows, alters, and disorients. Featuring recent works, many of which were developed over the pandemic lockdown period, Chang ruminates over the incorporeal entanglements between the self and the world with his characteristic whimsy.
No upcoming exhibition at the moment.
6th September - 1st November 2020
The present exhibition, “sometimes i (you) don’t dive hard enough”, marks Wong’s first solo collaboration with Yeo Workshop. The title of the show is a sound clip, which can be accessed only by scanning the QR code - designed by the artist - that serves as a key visual reference. Most of the paintings in the exhibition were produced in 2014, when Wong was a relatively young artist struggling to articulate a personal creative vision and to negotiate his place in the broad, complex world of contemporary art. Viewed collectively, these works offer an glimpse of the artist’s mental universe…
No ongoing exhibition at the moment.
14 March - 19 April 2020
What is the current that presents a behaved waist is the second solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Stephanie Jane Burt. Adapted from Gertrude Stein’s poetry, the title prefaces a shared inquiry into the very conditions that enable specific ways of looking and behaving to surface. What is this current, Stein asks without a question mark, suggesting a question that has not yet sought its resolution. Burt takes up this similar question, considering the very currents that prescribe images of ideal womanhood and how these scripts can be refracted and divested of power. The exhibition continues…
10 January 2020 - 29 February 2020
Prepare to have all your preconceived notions about Balinese art upended as the Yeo Workshop presents ‘‘Ode to the Sun’’, a solo exhibition featuring artwork by the maverick young Balinese artist Citra Sasmita. A rare exception in the otherwise male dominated world of Balinese art, Citra Sasmita challenges the patriarchal nature of Indonesian society. Her artwork unequivocally rejects the ubiquitous aesthetic depiction of Balinese women as passive decorative elements that exist primarily for the gratification of the tourist gaze. Consummately utilizing traditional elements that have been…
16 November - 22 December 2019
Solamalay Namasivayam: Points of Articulation is a retrospective exhibition dedicated to showcasing the legacy of Namasiavayam. While his significant contributions as one of the pioneers of figurative art in Singapore was previously overlooked, the gallery aims to bring his works and life as an artist-educator to light through this exciting and important archival project.The exhibition showcases more than 30 works done in a variety of mediums to render the human figure; ranging from monochromatic charcoal or ink on paper, to coloured pieces done in pastels or gouache. A prolific artist, these works…
21 September - 27 October 2019
A Journey of Forking Paths is Maryanto’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring latest monochromatic canvas and paper works by the Yogyakarta-based artist.   Hauntingly dark yet sublime, Maryanto’s typical oeuvre depicts landscapes with dualities of once idyllic spaces that have been corrupted by systems of power. The landscapes are rendered beautiful and sweeping by the artist, but in reality are inspired from exploited geographies. The title of the show came about as Maryanto found the image of a forking path apt, in illustrating the duality he encounters in his thought process…
17 August - 15 September 2019
19 July - 11 August 2019
Yeo Workshop is pleased to announce Post-Museum’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, "Food, Lions, and Zombies". The exhibition features works being shown together for the first time. It also includes previously unexhibited works of The Bali Project by The Artist Village, which both founders of Post-Museum are members of.
15 June - 14 July 2019
Yeo Workshop is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Fyerool Darma, “Sunny, your smile ease the pain”. Developed as a tribute to his parents, the title is appropriated from Boney M.’s ‘Sunny’, a song released in 1976, which his parents enjoyed in their youth. Growing up, Fyerool often conflated the word ‘sunny’ (or sun) with seni. While the former references the sun and is associated with light-hearted moments, the latter is an ‘adapted’ word in the Malay language for art - or an aesthetic pursuit.
A selection of artworks each representing an artist’s decisive thesis marrying their innovative belief to a strong craft. A piece of writing will unravel the artworks’ symbolic value by measuring its’ contribution to contemporary culture and context. This gallery programme aims to highlight the histories of these artworks to a nurturing and knowledge-driven community. A catalogue reading each artwork is available in the gallery.
6 May - 23 May 2014
Yeo Workshop is pleased to present selections of past local exhibitions as chosen by five current and prominent Singapore-based curators, namely Savita Apte, Louis Ho, Ho Rui An, Seng Yu Jin, and Charmaine Toh. Each curator was asked for 10 exhibition catalogues that are iconic for his/her understanding of the history of exhibition thus far, to form a basis for his/ her future research. This serves as a scripted archive of Singapore’s exhibition history to serve as platform for future to come. The curators were selected based on their rigorous, active and committed research in the arts, and their…
9 March - 22 April 2018
Together with “ready-made” sculptures, the video, and a collage that speaks the language of abstraction, the artworks relate to each other and confront the world of the visual arts with the world of violence. The gallery space becomes thus a place where his personal experiences clash with the issues of mob psychology, reflecting on his own studies around “the society of the spectacle”, and the universal tension between the individual and the crowd. Marcin Dudek’s practice and research has always attempted to reconcile his own violent past as a teenage delinquent and hooligan, with the…
For its next exhibition entitled "The Body and the Seed", Yeo Workshop is delighted to bring together the work of Mike HJ Chang and Edward Clydesdale Thomson. With bright hues and hints of play, the gallery presents work that considers the body’s orientation within space and the landscape. The human body is interpreted through forms and perspectives that are unconventional, uncanny or even tangential. Painting and wallpaper provide the limbs, movements and angles through which a fresh conception of the human body can be glimpsed. During the closing weekend of the exhibition, choreographer and…
4 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Yeo Workshop presents Threads & Tensions - Stories from Southeast Asia, an exhibition showcasing the work of four contemporary artists who document changing life in the region. As the Southeast Asian region develops rapidly, Jim Allen Abel, Kanchana Gupta, Loke Hong Seng, and Santi Wangchuan present their works through mediums of photography, mix media, the weaving of fabric, and multi-sensory installations. A disparate mix of aesthetics and artistic expressions, the bodies of works by these artists are tied together by their purpose: they explore similar and overlapping themes that reflect a forgotten…
9 September - 29 October 2017
Yeo Workshop is pleased to present ‘Monsoon Song’, the second solo exhibition by Fyerool Darma. Drawing from the aesthetics of urban subcultures, traditional ceremonies and the folk craft of Singapore, Malaysia and the region, this exhibition brings into collision a range of seemingly hostile sounds, images and objects, and gives expression to the synthetic conformation of Southeast Asian cultures.
10 January - 19 March 2017
As an artist working across different mediums, Mu conceptualises and materialises alternatives to a conventional life experience. Viewers are embraced in monochromatic and minimalist installations and confronted with large-scale drawings and photographs, demanding attention and contemplation. Deconstructing Rodin’s The Thinker and Michelangelo’s David, Liquid Truth presents a body of work created through a series of re-photographing, where the iconic images are subjected to distortion, repeatedly photographed in its process. The playful distortion of the three-dimensional statue is rendered…
29 July 2016 to 28 August 2016
3 June - 18 June 2016
Santi Wangchuan’s hand-made woven works are inspired by his family’s traditions and is reflected by integrating religion, stories, equipment and tools that are native to his hometown. Born into a family of traditional weavers, he acquired the skill at a young age from his grandmother, and through his mixed media work, he resourcefully preserves an art technique that is soon to be lost as provincial communities are faced with rapid urbanisation. Wangchuan weaves together intimate memories and relationships, harmonizing items such as personal belongings and remnants of clothes that once belonged…
25 June - 25 July 2016
Yeo Workshop is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Chengdu-based artist Tu Hong Tao. In contrast to Tu’s earlier figurative style, this new body of work takes on abstract and fragmented turns. Tu represents a generation of Chinese artists whose oeuvre deals with the intimate psyche of urban dwellers in a rapidly progressing nation. He cultivated a distinct painting style that featured graphic markers of China’s hyper-capitalism and modernization. For the artist, this became a means of narrating the tension between contentment and isolation that is familiar to city living.…
19 January - 28 February 2016
Yeo Workshop proudly presents the first video-based solo exhibition in Singapore by Contemporary Vietnamese artist Quynh Dong. A selection of three (3) major video-works, inclusive of one new piece, will be complemented by a body of intricate ceramic sculptures. The gallery boldly displays the extensive range of crafted skills by this up-and-coming Vietnamese artist for Singapore’s busiest week for Contemporary Art, “Art Week Singapore 2016”. In the show titled “Long Journey” Quynh introduces us to a selection of varying realities. The gallery space comprises of 3 hyper-real video works…
07 November 2015 - 09 January 2016
18 September - 01 November 2015
24 April - 28 June 2015
Duto Hardono Muhammad Akbar Rizki Resa Utama (aka OQ) Curated by Roy Voragen The exhibition deals with the repetitive, reflexive interaction between people, space/place and time. With flair and a good sense of humor, the artists raise the question whether we can embrace mistakes as a blessing in disguise. Breaks and tears, chance and change are inevitable, even though only slightly visible/audible at first, when an action is – or: has to be – repeated over and over again. Failure and a deviation from perceived standards are common treads to who we are/can be(-come) in particular places and…
6 March - 19 April 2015
Fingerprint Portfolio comprises of 10 young Thai-based artists, Kanjana Chonsiri, Chanoknet Commong, Seksun Toommai, Sittipong Pansomsong, Thidarat Chumjungreed, Santi Wangchuan, Waranyou Changpradit, Watchara Kwangchai, Suttikan Saisuk and Rebecca Vickers, recent and current graduate students from the Silpakorn University. Silpakorn is widely recognized as the leading Thai University in Fine Arts and Archaeology, even though it now includes many other faculties. The show will comprise a collection of unique drawing, painting, photograph and sculptural installations by each of the ten young artists…
17 Jan 2015 - 1 March 2015
21 November 2014 - 11 January 2015
20 September - 9 November 2014
Ad Hoc suggests an improvision, a solution to a problem. The works presented show a small survey of a variety of artists who are at the forefront of contemporary art production and working within Singapore today. This group of artists pose a prescription in their work to tackling the current issues and problems of contemporary society through technique and concept. This exhibition explores these trends in the current showing of prints, paintings and drawings. Presenting recent works by Maryanto, Antoine L'Heureux, Xue Mu, Haruki Ogawa and Ian Woo
1 August - 14 September 2014
Opening Preview: Friday, 1 August 2014, 6pm till late Artist talk:Drawing in Contemporary Singapore, Saturday, 23 August 2014, 4 - 5.30pm A Drawing Show is an attempt to provide a concise take on the medium in Southeast Asia today, a view of the realities and possibilities of drawing. From pencil-on-paper works, to structural interventions, to conceptual approaches to mark-making, we witness a progressive shift away from the object to the body, from an emphasis on the visual complex to the gestural force that animates it. The show, curated by Louis Ho, features the work of four artists: Singaporeans…
New Sensibilities In Sculpture and Painting puts together four artists who use empirical experimentation, challenging today’s digital and static images in their work thus pushing the boundaries of what we understand as painting and sculpture.
16 January 2014 - 16 March 2014
For ‘The Synchronised Power of Our Mass’, Thomas is collaborating with Annika Kuhlmann to combine art, fashion and covert strategies in re-imagining the possibilities of accelerated consumption. Engaging directly in commercial processes, Kuhlmann and Thomas devise together strategic intensifications of crisis towards capitalist hypertension, fetishising paranoia as a lifestyle choice in an economy of fear. At Yeo Workshop they will be introducing Brace Brace, a new luxury safety wear and emergency equipment brand born out of their ongoing inquiry into how connoisseurial consumerism might…
27 November 2013 - 10 January 2014
This group exhibition showcases artworks that were created after, and under, the influence of music and text. The exhibition title refers to electric guitarist Steve Vai’s iconic album “The History of Light”. Works were chosen for their aesthetics and gestures that lie beyond the retinal pleasure of the surface image. The Sound of Light suggests wave matter that transcends beyond optical. The artists have channeled sound waves and the influence of music and trance to mark-make (Mu), spray visual noise or static onto surface (Vao), create performances that contain themselves posthumously onto…
7 September - 23 November 2013
The inaugural exhibition features Edward Clydesdale Thomson, a Scottish/Danish multi-media artist renowned for mimicking design tropes associated with domestic landscapes. 'The Distracted Gardener & The Plumbing Subverter' showcases the artist’s unique sculptural language where seemingly banal objects and imageries are carefully constructed, inviting a re-interpretation of the roles of the artist, the object and the gallery.