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Club, 1-30 September 2016, SURVEY: SPACE, SHARING, HAUNTING, Substation, Exhibition View. Courtesy Post-Museum.

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About us:
Post-Museum is an independent cultural and social space in Singapore which aims to encourage and support a thinking and pro-active community. It is an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people. In addition to their events and projects, they also curate, research and collaborate with a network of social actors and cultural workers.

For Bukit Brown Index (2014-) is an ongoing project which indexes the case of Bukit Brown Cemetery. The struggle to conserve Bukit Brown is not read as a sentimental conservation but a struggle over Singapore’s Soul. Part of a worldwide movement, part social experiment, Post-Musem’s Really Really Free Market (2009-) form a temporary ‘free’ market zone based on alternative gift economy. The project creates a temporal physical manifestation of a micro-utopia where the fundamental economic structure is altered with a structured that value acts of ‘giving, sharing and caring heart’.

Currently operating nomadically, they continue to organise and host various events and activities in different spaces.


Professional Experience

2013 – PresentCo-founded Awaken the Dragon Festival

• An art project inspired by the last 2 remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore.
• Clay workshop for 5,000 members of the public.
• Event organising for the 3 day festival at Jalan Bahar.
2011 – PresentCommunity Service

• Maintain an interest in the development of civil society movements in Singapore.

• Co-founded SOS Bukit Brown and involved with the campaign to preserve Bukit Brown Cemetery.

• Co-founded The Soup Kitchen Project Singapore programme which distributes food once a week to the needy in Little India area.
2007 - Present: Founded Post-Museum

• Managed and operated an independent cultural and social space in Singapore, serving as an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people.

• Managed and operated an art project / Restaurant / Bar called Food #03.

• As of mid-Aug 2011, Post-Museum has moved out of its Rowell Rd premises and is currently nomadic.

• Experience in organising activities for different communities like art, environment, human rights and workshops.

Publications

2018:Woon, T. W., & Teo, J. (2018). On being un-institutional: why independent art spaces should still pop up. In U. Meta Bauer & A. Rujoiu (Eds.), Place.Labour.Capital. (pp. 58-63). Singapore: NTU CCA Singapore & Mousse Publishing.
2017:Woon, T. W., & Teo, J. (2017). The Collective Moment: Post-Museum’s Rowell Road Period In J. Luger & J. Ren (Eds.), Critical Artscapes / Resilient Artists: Worlding the Discussion on Art and Space. London: Routledge.

Woon, T. W. (2017). Still Here Somehow: Artists and Cultural Activism in Singapore's Renaissance. [Online Journal]. Oncurating(35), 140.
2016: Woon, T. W., & Teo, J. (2016). Post-Museum in conversation with Susanne Bosch. In S. Bosch & H. B. Mendolicchio (Eds.), Transactions in the Field: Goethe Institute.
2012: Woon, T. W. (2012). Art in Knowledge-based Economy: Artist/Cultural activist strategies in Singapore's Renaissance. (Doctorate of Creative Arts Thesis), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=188635&local_base=GEN01-ERA02
2010: Czegledy, N., & Woon, T. W. (2010). Nina Czegledy and Woon Tien Wei. In S. Cook, B. Graham, V. Gfader & A. Lapp (Eds.), A Brief History of Working with New Media Art: Conversations with Artists (pp. 165-180). London: The Green Box.

Reviews and writings on Post-Museum

2017:Southeast Asia Research Trip: 83 Art Spaces in 9 Countries
Nozomu Ogawa
Japan
2016: The Business Times Feb 6, 2016
Picture perfect picnics
by Rachel Loi and Tan Teck Heng
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/food-drink/picture-perfect-picnics

This is Singapore
TV programme
Channel U / Toggle
http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/this-is-singapore/ep4/359253

Creative Singapore, Paradoxes and Possibilities: The Geographies of Cultural Activism in an Authoritarian City-State
Jason Luger
London

Singapore: Censorship, Institutions, and Alternatives
June Yap
Singapore
2015: Creative Responses to Sustainability: Cultural Initiaties engaging with social and environmental issues
Singapore Guide
Yasmin Ostendorf
Asia-Europe Foundation

Challenges and Opportunities for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Digital Era in Asia
Lorraine Lim
UNESCO

The Work of Art in the Nation-State: Nostalgia and Politics in Contemporary Singapore
Jarrod Sim
London
2014: Behind the Globalism: Sketches on Asian Contemporary Art 2009-2014
Kuroda Raiji
Japan

Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State
Lynette J. Chua
Singapore
2009:Fukuoka Now Sept 2009
Fukuoka Now Ltd
Japan

Selected Group Shows

2017:The Village (is) Kitchen
Dameisha Village
7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)
Shenzhen, China

Meta-graphy
DECK
Singapore

Meta-graphy
Meme Gallery
Taipei, Taiwan

Teratotera
Musashino Place
Tokyo, Japan

Guerilla Art Hunt
Sungei Road Market
Singapore

CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17
NTU-CCA
Singapore
2016:SURVEY: SPACE, SHARING, HAUNTING
The Substation
Singapore

MOVE W I T H (OUT) Krisis
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham, UK

The Kula Ring
Singapore International Festival of Arts
72-13
Singapore

Der Kula Ring
Goethe-Institut Kultursymposium
Galerie Eigenheim
Weimar, Germany

Public Art Festival
Singapore Art Club at Gillman Barracks
Singapore
2015:Jakarta Biennale 2015
Gudang Sarinah & Rusun Marunda
Jakarta, Indonesia

M.E.L.T.ING Project: Reviving from Melting and Ashes
Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art
Taipei, Taiwan

CULTUREHACKSG 1.0
NUS Baba House
Singapore Art Week 2015, Singapore

Awaken the Dragon 2014 Exhibiton
The Agora
Singapore
2014:Un-Earthed
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore

Awaken the Dragon Festival 2014
Various sites around Singapore
Singapore

More than [show] business: Post-PopUp
Contemporary Center of Art
Singapore
2013:Awaken the Dragon Festival 2013
Various sites around Singapore
Singapore

Untitled II (Dawu)
The Artists Village Show
Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore
Singapore

Dialogue the Promise
Chiang Mai University Arts Centre
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012: Untitled (Lions' Dream)
Artist's Caravan
Singapore

Busan Biennale
Busan Museum of Art
Busan, South Korea
2011: Activist Care Centre
Show Room, Post-Museum
Singapore

Server Foundation: Indexes
Online Project
2010: Structural Integrity
Arts House Meat Market
Next Wave Festival
Melbourne, Australia
2009:Live and Let Live: Creators of Tomorrow
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM)
4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale
Fukuoka, Japan
2008:Local_local
Castlefield Gallery
Asian Art Triennial Manchester
Manchester, UK

Talks and Conferences

2018:Independent Art Spaces in Singapore: A Conversation
Supernormal.sg
Zarch Collaboratives
Singapore

EDEN Conversations 004: Mapping Frontiers
Brack
Zarch Collaboratives
Singapore

International Conference of Sustainable Art: Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change
Bamboo Curtain and Treasure Hill Artist Village
Taipei, Taiwan

Site and Space in Southeast Asia
Bukit Brown
Singapore

Cultural Industries and Intellectual Property in Southeast Asia
Applied Research for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore
2017: The Art of Conviviality: Tools for Shared Values & Communities
Brack
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore

CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference
CiMAM
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore

SIFA Seminar
Bukit Brown
Singapore

Artist Talk
School Of The Arts
Singapore

Art and Activism in Singapore
Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar
Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Conference on Civil Society Organization
HK Citizen
Hong Kong

Community Arts Roundtable
Institute of Policy Studies
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore

Remapping Arts, Heritage, and Cultural Production
Asia Research Institute
Singapore

Public Summit: Modalities of Exchange
Ideas Fest Cities For People
NTU-CCA
Singapore
2016: ANCER Research Camp: Collective Creative Practices in Southeast Asia
Lasalle College of the Arts
Singapore

One By One Metre Space Rough Tours
Flanuer Gallery
Singapore

Guest Speaker for Spaces of the Curatorial. Printed Matter(s)
Workshop led by Regina Maria Moeller
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

Guest Speaker for Professional Practice Module
Lasalle BA Fine Art
Singapore
2015:TransActions in the Field
Goethe-Institut
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bicara Titian Budaya: Forum on Engaging Singapore-Malaysia Artistic & Cultural Communities
Black Box, Publika
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2014: Curatorial Roundtable Public Talk Series
Curating Lab
Singapore
2013: Artist-activists in Busan, KL and Singapore
Lostgens
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012:2011 Asian Arts Space Network Meeting
Kunsthalle Gwangju
Gwangju, South Korea