“INSTINC is not a commercial gallery... It’s a project of an artist dreamer…”
Established in 2004, INSTINC is an artist-run institution that promotes a new language of art. Following the tradition of painting, INSTINC has pushed the paradigm to realize a wide array of art forms, including but not limited to installation, performance and video art. One of INSTINC's key missions is to encourage collaboration, cultural exchange and sharing of ideas in contemporary art with local as well as international artists. Therefore in 2009, INSTINC launched its international artist residency program. Through exhibitions, art workshops, artists' talks & collaborations, INSTINC aims to establish an exciting platform where artists and the public can engage with contemporary art and critical discourses. To further promote the contemporary art scene in Singapore, in 2011, INSTINC spearheaded its inaugural “Squares Invasion” Painting Competition in search of artists in the forefront of contemporary painting.
For an artist-run space to not only survive 10 years but to keep going and continue to grow, is truly something incredibly precious. Aside from courage and persistence, and the ability to turn chance into good fortune, this milestone could only have happened with the support and generosity of countless individuals.