DrWoon Tien Wei


Dr Woon Tien Wei

Lecturer, Fine Arts
Dr Woon Tien Wei
  • Doctorate of Creative Arts, Curtin University
  • BA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Dr Woon Tien Wei is an artist and curator based in Singapore. He received his education at Goldsmiths College in London and completed his Doctoral of Creative Arts at Curtin University in 2012. His doctoral research focused on artistic strategies in Singapore's renaissance period.

Woon has been an active figure in Singapore's artistic community for many years, having served as the president of The Artists Village in 2001, co-artistic director of The Substation in 2020 and co-founded collectives like Danger Museum, tsunamii.net and p-10.

Woon's artistic practice is based on collaboration and interaction with other individuals, organisations, and collectives. He is passionate about social and cultural issues, and his work frequently addresses land contestation, urban legends, and social movements.

Woon hopes to create a more interconnected and engaged community through his collaborations with the collective Post-Museum and other groups.

Research and Practice


  • Reimagining Singapore: Self and Society in Contemporary Art, foreword in Chee-Hoo Lum et al. (eds.), (Springer Nature) (2023)
  • DO-IT-YOURSELF Bukit Brown Tour: A Pocket Guide by the People, (Selitar Press) (2022)
  • On Being In-curatable: Between Nations. In Art You have to lose your way to find yourself in the right place. (pp. 8-9), (NUS MUSEUM) (2019)
  • Art Asia Pacific, Lee Wen’s Independent Archive (2019)

Group exhibitions

  • Alternative Ecology, Objectifs, Singapore (2024)
  • Present Tense 2023: Perilous Playground, Chinese Cultural Centre, San Francisco (2023)
  • Networks: Remapping the South, M+, Hong Kong (2023)
  • SAW IN 10 Days, Singapore (2022)
  • Renew Earth Sweatshop, Singapore (2020)
  • Every Step in The Right Direction, Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2019)
  • Master Tools, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands (2019)
  • Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial, Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center-Sugarfield, Tainan, Taiwan (2019)


  • Tropical Lab seminars, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2022)
  • Singapore: From Cultural Desert to Global Art City, Westpac Future Leaders Scholars visit, The Secret Little Agency, Singapore (2022)
  • Ocean Culture and Pop Music Center public art installation project C project art participation project, National Kaohsiung Normal University International Conference Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2022)
  • Inventory: Reconsidering Curatorial Practice, NTU Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Objectifs, Singapore (2019)
Research Interests
  • Public space
  • Urban participation
  • Collectivity