President's Young Talents 2018


  • 4 OCT '18 – 27 JAN '19

  • SAM at 8Q

  • Free for Singaporeans & PRs. Ticketing charges for Non-Singaporeans apply.

The President’s Young Talents is Singapore’s premier and only mentoring, commissioning, and award programme, which recognises promising artists aged 35 and below, whose practices chart new dimensions in Singapore contemporary art. Previous PYT artists include Boo Junfeng, Heman Chong, Charles Lim, Donna Ong, Tan Pin Pin and Vertical Submarine, to name a few, all of whom have gone on to develop outstanding work in and beyond Singapore.

Inaugurated by the Singapore Art Museum in 2001 to promote critically engaged practices through discourse and experimentation, the 2018 edition of the President’s Young Talents seeks to afford greater artistic and curatorial growth for the artists involved and curator-mentors respectively. Invited curator-mentors, ranging from past participating artists to independent curators, will form a curatorial committee to shortlist artists for this edition. An independent jury – which will include members from SAM – will be convened to award the President’s Young Talents prize.




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artists & artworks

Yanyun Chen
The scars that write us (2018)

Weixin Quek
sft crsh strl (2018)

Debbie Ding
Soil Works (2018)

Hilmi Johandi
An Exposition (2018)

Zarina Muhammad
Pragmatic Prayers for the Kala at the Threshold (2018)

associated events

Artist and Curator Tour
06 October Saturday 07:30 PM

Artist and Curator Tour


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Civic District Tour
13 October Saturday 04:00 PM
Dictation by Weixin Quek Chong
20 October Saturday 03:35 PM 03:00 PM

Dictation 3.1 by Weixin Quek Chong


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