An exhibition by Singapore-based artist collective, instinctive

Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
26 to 29 April 2018
Thu to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Admission to the exhibition and talks is free

Opening Reception: Thu 26 Apr, 7pm

Artist Talk
Sat 28 Apr, 2pm to 3pm
With Claire Deniau, Deusa Blumke, Justin Lee & Kim Kei.

Panel Discussion: Coming Together; Gaining Momentum
Sat 28 Apr, 3.15pm to 4.30pm.
With Deusa Blumke, Martha Chaudhry, Natalia Ludmila, Shih Yun Yeo & Urich Lau. Moderated by Jennifer K.Y. Lam. More info here.

Register for the talks here. Admission is free.


instinctive is a Singapore-based artist collective consisting of artist-members from across the globe. It was first formed in 2016 with artists coming together in the tenets of collaboration, cultural exchange and friendship. The exhibition brings together 12 artists of diverse practices and working across various mediums to explore the oft-overlooked aspect of size and scale in both the artwork and its subject.

The exhibition features works by Alba Escayo (Spain), Chang Hui Fang (Taiwan), Claire Deniau (France), Deusa Blumke (Brazil), Justin Lee (Singapore), Kim Kei (USA), Martha Chaudhry (USA), Natalia Ludmila (Mexico), Paul Campbell (USA), Shin-young Park (New Zealand), Urich Lau (Singapore) and Yeo Shih Yun (Singapore).

Header image: Natalia Ludmila




Panel discussion: Coming Together; Gaining Momentum
Sat 28 Apr, 3.15pm—4.30pm
with Deusa Blumke, Martha Chaudhry, Natalia Ludmila, Shih Yun Yeo & Urich Lau
Moderated by Jennifer K.Y. Lam.

In light of this being an exhibition organised by an artist collective, the title (in)significant also alludes to the strength, energy and potency when a group of individuals act as a cohesive collective. Under instinctive, these individuals can carve a space for themselves to exhibit and platform new works, and to make an impact on the art scene—that is, to be rendered significant through collective action.

This panel discussion explores the possibilities but also the limitations of collaborations and cooperatives. How do a group of artists gather momentum, and sustain it? Speakers will share on the different structures of self-organisation, the goals and objectives they have set for themselves, and their desired yields in coming together.