Artist-in-Residence (A.i.R.)

Artist-in-Residence (A.i.R.) is a year round programme at DECK that aims to nurture new, experimental photographic endeavours in Singapore and Asia. In a free and conducive environment, the artist-in-residence gets to hone and develop his/her craft through various supporting activities such as field trips and industry consultations. Each round of A.i.R. concludes with an exhibition showcasing new work produced, as well as public programmes such as talks, tours and workshops helmed by the artist.

  • A.i.R is open to all-year round application, and open to all nationalities.
  • Interested artists working with the medium of photography may apply by submitting the following information:
    1. CV & Bio
    2. Portfolio in PDF format ( & website url if applicable)
    3. A cover letter proposing a project to carry out in Singapore.
  • Reply to applications will take approximately 4 – 6 weeks.
  • Duration of A.i.R ranges between 2 months – 3 months depending on the nature of projects
  • A.i.R is also open to curators and historians who research and present photography.


Current A.i.R

Tristan Cai is an artist who works between Singapore/Washington D.C. His research-based art
critically reflects the veracity of our histories and the ways which we have culturally synthesized
knowledge in relation to our visual culture.
Cai has exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, San Francisco Foundation, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Kumho Museum of Art and National Museum of Singapore. He earned his M.F.A from San Francisco Art Institute along with the institute’s most coveted fellowship award. He is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Past A.i.R.

  • Tristan Cai
    • December 2018 – January 2019
    • April 2019
  • Abednego Trianto
    • 3 February 2017 – 28 February 2017
    • 21 July 2017 – 20 August 2017