Since establishment in 2015 NPE Art Residency has hand selected contemporary artists in Singapore, inviting them to expand, nurture and develop their skills, whilst collaborating with other creatives and NPE's fine art digital print and paper experts. Our studio has more in-house facilities than any other art studio in Singapore.
With the 2017 addition of the public gallery we are opening up this incredibly exciting, creative, exploratory space to a wider audience: enabling artists to showcase their resulting works, the new directions of their artistic practice, as well as give insight into their creative practice.
More about NPE Art Residency and our history here.
NPE Art Residency inaugural exhibition:
Deusa Blümke & Hélène Le Chatelier // FOLDS OF MIND
Opening Reception: 22nd June 2017, 6:30pm, NPE Gallery
Exhibition dates: 23rd June - 23rd August 2017, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.
Current Artists in Residence
Hélène Le Chatelier
Previous Artists in Residence
Nicola Anthony (b.1984) is a London-born artist currently based in Singapore. She studied at the University of the Arts London and Loughborough University. Nicola’s artistic practice explores assemblages, kinetic and light sculpture, weaving, and incense-burning on calligraphy papers. She has exhibited internationally in UK, USA and around Asia and Europe in places like Tate Modern, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Shinjuku Creators Fiesta and Aceh Tsunami Museum amongst others. Nicola’s public sculptures and large scale installations have also been commissioned by Singapore’s National Art Council, Marina Bay (Singapore), SG50, Singapore Sports Council and Sentosa Island.
The completion of her NPE Art Residency programme in Singapore culminated in an exhibition at Intersections Gallery titled Intersection, with her poet collaborator Marc Nair, in Jan-March 2017. Find Nicola's artwork at nicolaanthony.com
Chu Hao Pei
Chu Hao Pei (b.1990) is an artist based in Singapore. Formally trained in Interactive Media, Hao Pei began his practice under the School of Art, Design & Media in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His body of works investigates the intervention of a state, culture and nature. The conflicts and tensions arising from the interventions implore him on a fact-finding journey, uncovering various aesthetic strategies in the process. More critically, Hao Pei’s works examine the loss, or potential loss, of nature and cultural heritage as a tactic to draw attention to wider issues of environmental and cultural loss.
Chu Hao Pei completed the series Spaces. Places. Memories. during his residency at NPE, which was exhibited in International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) Hong Kong 2016 and Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting at the Substation Gallery, Singapore. Find Hao Pei's work at chuhaopei.tumblr.com
Dora Ho (B. 1993 Hong Kong) graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2014 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design and Textiles, majoring in fashion textiles.
Dora is NPE's first designer in residence, she is the founder of d o r a . , a label which produces textiles and paper goods.
Drawing from her background in textiles design and her interest in typography, she sets out to create a theme that combines hand illustrated florals and brush lettered words, and in the process she found her calling in wedding design.
Based in Singapore, d o r a . offers customised wedding essentials including invitations, R.S.V.P. cards, envelopes, menus, custom themed maps, custom wedding favours and much more. d o r a . also provides other design services and takes on other design projects. Dora also conducts brush lettering, illustration and textiles workshops at various venues in Singapore.
Find her work at doraprintsandpapergoods.tictail.com
Dr. Nadine Caloc
Dr. Nadine Caloc is a French artist living in Singapore, she graduated with honors from IBA Fine Arts Institute - Lebanese University of Beirut- in 1999, specialising in drawing and painting. She pursued her studies in Paris since 2000 in Art History, then Visual Arts and Aesthetics. She graduated in 2014 from the Sorbonne University of Paris with a PhD degree in Visual Arts, Aesthetics and Art Science, with a very honorable distinction.
Beside her theoretical studies, Dr. Nadine has devoted her career to painting and art teaching, she also participated in many exhibitions between 1996 and the present, in France, the Middle East, Singapore and China. She spend many years developing new methods in art education and tried to explore new cultural backgrounds to enrich her artistic style.
During her NPE residency Dr. Nadine worked on her new series Cheongsam, inspired by her colourful Asian experience. This body of work is a continuity of her previous subject, Group portraits, which she has been developing since 2004. The artist attempts to represent a collective portrait based on good looking women staring at us and vice versa, at times the silence makes us interrogative and perplexed by the 'human wall' she creates. The beauty and elegance of costume conceals different realities and personal moods behind a curtain of beauty, aesthetic appearance and luxury. Find her work at Blue Lotus Fine Art.
Wei Teck Chee
There is a constant Question on Wei Teck’s mind - “What is the Story of my generation with regards to relationship between Humankind and the Urban Environment?” Chee has been a member of Singapore Contemporary Young Artists since 2014, and is a finalist in DRIVE Site-Wide Public Art Festival (2014/2015), Gillman Barracks. His works are featured in APPortfolio Vol.4《亞洲青年創作集錄 Vol.4》 (2015) Published in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan. Finalist in the 6th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA) 2015.
History of NPE Art Residency
NPE Art Residency is an art arm of NPE Print Communications (Previously known as National Photo Engravers). NPE has a long creative history stemming back to 1967 when the main activity was photo engraving. In contemporary times, NPE has an ever growing team of designers and technicians, running Singapore’s leading press and communication agency. This means that our artist residency studio has more in-house facilities than any other studio or creative space in Singapore: Artists can upscale their work and push boundaries using high tech fabrication and production processes, digital fine art printing, giclee prints, ultraviolet printing, book-binding and stitching machines, gold leaf stamping, die-cut, embossing and debossing, to name a few. The NPE Art Residency is founded by award-winning art consultant, artist and educator, Daryl Goh.