Institute of Southeast Asian Arts
Since 2010, the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISEAA) has facilitated in-curricula assimilation of Southeast Asian arts with contemporary arts training at NAFA. ISEAA has promoted the study and
research of Southeast Asian arts, influencing the multidisciplinary nature of art studies at the Academy and accumulating a growing resource of innovations from students in our bachelor and diploma programmes. Through spearheading masterclasses, forums,
workshops, artists-in-resident programmes, performances and exhibitions, ISEAA nurtures NAFA’s creative courage.
Inaugurated in 2004, the Art Galleries (AG) at NAFA strives to cultivate excellent aesthetic standards in exhibition presentation and leads the materialisation of artistic projects with both conventional and new media.
The programmes feature academy‐wide and departmental projects, commissioned or curated international programmes, as well as displays of artists and artworks closely tied to the histories of the Academy and art in Singapore.
AG’s microsite compiles an extensive pool of resources to support the learning and development of Southeast Asian arts. Visit the ISEAA & AG microsite at https://iseaa.nafa.edu.sg/.
Publications at https://shop.nafa.edu.sg/.
Living Archive of Contemporary Asian Art (LACAA)
The new Living Archive of Contemporary Asian Art (LACAA) is a student-led resource centre and online repository committed to artistic knowledge production in Southeast Asia. Through
documentation, interviews and critical analysis, students from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art programme capture and engage with the practices of artists from the Singapore and Southeast Asian region. LACAA therefore functions as a nexus of
teaching and learning, where students embark on artistic research methodologies as they investigate the roles and contributions of the artists they identify, while simultaneously disseminating regional theory and contemporary art praxis to a broader
Visit the LACCA microsite at https://www.lacaa-fa.org.