Open Studio by Artist-in-Residence Teppei Yamada

  • 20 - 23 February 2019 24 February by appointment only

Open Studio launch:
20 Feb 2019, 6-8pm

Open Studio dates:
21 & 22 Feb, 1-7pm
23 Feb, 1-6pm
24 Feb, by appointment only (email by 23 Feb 6pm to make an appointment)

Having been an actor from the age of three through his adolescence, Teppei’s sixteen years in that practice would condition him to navigate the world through playing different roles. These constant shifts in his identity would eventually birth uncertainties about finding his ‘one’ true self amongst all the different selves that he has created. Considering his true self unknown, Teppei decodes external stimuli around him through his works, and reflects upon his creations as mirrors to his true self. Using sound and video in his multimedia installations, Teppei seeks to better understand the structure of the world around him.

Over the past few weeks, Teppei has been developing his recent project, ‘Apart and/or Together’, an exploration of human heartbeats and their symbolic dual nature of individuality and universality. Collecting the sounds of Singaporean heartbeats, Teppei aims to render these fleeting sounds into tactile and visible media, allowing viewers to engage with the habitually intangible in novel ways. Despite the anonymising nature of their sonic medium, Teppei hopes to translate the beatings of the collected multicultural hearts into forms which portray an inner liveliness – a shared personal space – which will inspire empathy beyond language and racial differences.

Join us on the 20th of February from 6 to 8 pm for the launch of Teppei’s Open Studio, where you’ll get to chat with him and see the new work produced during his residency. The studio will remain open to visits from 21 to 23 Feb, viewing on 24 Feb is available via appointment only. To make an appointment, please send an email to by 6pm on the 23rd.

Teppei’s residency at Grey Projects is part of an exchange with our residency partner Akiyoshidai International Art Village.

Learn more about his works at