Residency Exchange Programme

A highlight of our core programmes, our international residency exchange is a collaborative engagement between Grey Projects and our residency partners. In this programme, we invite artists (Singaporeans and PRs only) to apply for a 4-6 week artist residency with our partners overseas. The residency will include studio visits, open studios, as well as other presentation opportunities in the hosting country. In addition to accommodation and workspace, airfare and a modest production fee will also be provided. In exchange, we host international artists recommended to us by our residency partners.

Artists staying with us will enjoy access to our library/workspace and the residency room. Depending on its availability, the studio space may also be vacant for use. As presentation opportunities and activities such as workshops and artist talks are independently determined with each artist, residency offers do not guarantee the culmination of an exhibition or any similar event.

At the moment, we continue to expand our reach to more international residency spaces, and we are excited about the aspect of forming new partnerships. So far, we have established partnerships with art residency spaces with the following partners:

1) Barcelona, Spain – SingcatHangar, and Les Bernardes

This is part of Singcat, an international residency exchange between Singapore and Barcelona, with our partners Hangar and Les Bernardes. The residency takes place in Hangar, Barcelona in Spain – 3 weeks in Salt and 3 weeks in Hangar.

Past successful residents (Singapore):

2015 – Loo Zihan
2014 – Kray Chen
2012 – Geraldine Kang
2011 – Kelvin Atmadibrata

Open Call page. Applications are currently closed.

2) Bandung, Indonesia – Platform3

An exchange with Platform3, this is a month-long residency takes place in Bandung, Indonesia.

Past successful residents (Singapore):

2014 Ruyi Wong

Applications are currently closed.

3) Taipei, Taiwan – AIR Taipei

This is a month-long artist residency in Taipei, Taiwan, with AIR Taipei.

Past successful residents (Singapore):

2017 – Khairullah Rahim (23 October – 18 December 2018)
2015 – Jacqueline Sim (Residency period: 5 January – 10 February 2015)

Open Call page. Applications are currently closed.

4) Medellín, Colombia – Casa Tres Patios

This is a residency for curators and artist-curators who are interested in working with social and/or urban issues are strongly encouraged to create proposals for research.

This residency is an exchange programme between Grey Projects and Casa Tres Patios, and is a part of the Gift Exchange residency developed by Maja Ćirić and Biljana Ćirić. The Gift Exchange residency was started in order to complete the project Give More Than You Take by Pratchaya Phinthong. The residency explores the notion of ‘gift’ through cultural exchanges that hope to draw connection between different locations and productions, propelling future ongoing relationships.

Institutions participating in the Gift Exchange residency include: Times Museum (Guang Zhou, China), Grey Projects (Singapore), Dom Omladine in cooperation with Šumatovača AIR (Belgrade, Serbia), and Casa Tres Patios (C3P; Medellín, Colombia).

For more information about Pratchaya’s work and the origins of the Gift Exchange, please download this document.

Past successful residents (Singapore):

2014 – Kamiliah Bahdar

Open Call page. Applications are currently closed.

5) Maracaibo, Venezuela – Maczul Studio

This is an exchange with Maczul Studio at the Zulia Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

The residency seeks to support contemporary artists and curators in their research and production of new works, and may result in presentation opportunities such as an open studio and/or exhibition. During the residency, the applicant can look forward to curatorial support in project development, assistance with research and sourcing of materials, as well as networking opportunities with local artists. In addition, the applicant will also have access to a studio space, library, and research center.

Open Call pageApplications are currently closed.

6) Berlin, Germany

Our latest residency

The residency is looking for art writers and curators, with a broad view of what art writing could be. The residency includes presentation opportunities such as readings and/or talks upon the applicant’s return to Singapore. Residents can look forward to curatorial and administrative support in project development and networking opportunities with artists, writers and art spaces in Berlin. The studio is conveniently located to two train stations in old East Berlin.

Past successful residents (Singapore):

2016 – Tania De Rozario

Open Call pageApplications are currently closed.


Past Residents

    Ni Hao
  • 13 April - 13 May 2017

We’re pleased to welcome Ni Hao, our latest artist-in-residence who is here as part of our residency exchange with AIR Taipei. In his works, Hao pursues and articulates the contradictions of power dynamics, hierarchal structures, and cycles and systems that overlap one another. Through his research, Hao traces and maps acts of violence, or the […]


    Chen I-Chun & Helin Luo
  • 20 July - 15 August 2016

We’re pleased to welcome Taiwanese artist Chen I-Chun 陳依純 and curator Helin Luo, who are here as part of a residency exchange organized by Waley Art 水谷藝術, and supported by Grey Projects and the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) under the Southeast Asia-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Collaboration Emerald Initiative.


    Yang Chi Chuan
  • 9 January - 13 February 2016

We’re pleased to welcome Yang Chi Chuan, our latest artist-in-residence, and the first exchange from our residency partner AIR Taipei. Trained in sculpture and new media, Chi Chuan works mainly with sculptures and installations. In recent years, she has developed an interest in incorporating plants into the narrative of her works. During her stay here, […]


    David Mutiloa
  • 23 January 2015 - 5 March 2015

Say hello to our latest residency exchange artist from Spain – David Mutiloa! During his 6-week long residency here, David will explore the sights and sounds of Singapore, which will shape his research on the design process of art-making and its consequential relationship with the viewer.


    David Peña Lopera
  • 11 October 2014 - 7 November 2014

David Peña’s residency is a part of a residency partnership programme between Grey Projects and Casa Tres Patios. To find out more about David and his works, visit


    Radi Arwinda
  • 3 April - 5 May 2014

We’re very happy to welcome our new artist-in-residence Radi Arwinda, a self-proclaimed action figure addict who will be staying with us for a month. His residency is a joint programme between Grey Projects and our new residency partner, Platform3.