Gallery Children’s Biennale has been a key programme of National Gallery Singapore since 2017, embodying the Gallery’s commitment to inspiring young, curious minds with art.

For each edition, the invited artists are asked to explore new ways of engaging the public through the development of participatory, immersive, and interactive artwork installations. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautionary measures that followed, the Gallery had to rethink the notion of engagement. The decision was made to present the Biennale in a hybrid exhibition format that features online and on-site artworks. Every artwork in the Biennale is a space for self-expression and creative exploration, empowering children with a renewed sense of empathy and confidence to engage with the ever-changing world around them while embracing the shared values of acceptance, openness and diversity.

This year, artists were asked to address the theme, “Why Art Matters”. Nine artists from Singapore and Southeast Asia conceived new online interactive works and physical installations. These artists are Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan (Philippines), Nona Garcia (Philippines), Joyce Ho (Taiwan), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Sandra Lee (Singapore), Nandita Mukand (India), Jeremy Sharma (Singapore), and Speak Cryptic (Singapore).

This edition of the Gallery Children’s Biennale will also include a range of programmes for children and families that aim to inspire young minds with artistic experiences that can transform a child’s understanding of the world around them, and what is creatively possible.


Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

Nona Garcia

Joyce Ho

Khvay Samnang

Dinh Q.Lê

Sandra Lee

Nandita Mukand

Jeremy Sharma

Speak Cryptic X ADDADDADD

National Gallery Singapore wishes to acknowledge the following individuals and organisations for their generous contribution to Gallery Children's Beinnale 2021.

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Suenne Megan Tan


FESTIVAL CURATOR Vanini Belarmino


FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS Maria Khoo Joseph Nathaniel Mah Nurdiana Rahmat


FESTIVAL PROJECT MANAGERS Gina Ang Colinn Shae


FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTS Clarice Chan Siti Nurul Ain Bte Mohd Razali Lim Sin Hui


FESTIVAL COLLABORATORS Big Eyes, Big Minds
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Prum Ero
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Mengju Lin
Kamini Ramachandra
Ruello Lozendo
Moses Sia
Eugene Tan Yan Zhi
Kavern Tan Nicholas Tee
Vincent Yong
Natalie Tse


WITH SUPPORT FROM
Mohd Azmi Nur Basyirah Elaine Chan Jammy Chang Javier Chen Mark Chia Chia Wei Kian
Choo Chin Nian
Esther Conyard
Elaine Ee
Foo Huey Chien
Ho Kee Sin
Lisa Horikawa
Hilmi Jumaat
Hu Qiren
Esther Huang
Huang Meili
Muhammad Iskandar
Natalie Khoo
Thomas Koe
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Maarof Zulkifli
Maisarah Binte Mohd Kamil
Debbi Tan
Patricia Lee
Liow Kar Hui
Tracy Lai
Eric Oh
Rizuan Ooman
Roger Nelson
Rohaizad Bin Omar
Wilson Phng
Aldo See
Shabana Iqball
Shaherah Bte Arshad
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Skyler Tan
Joseph Ting
Teh Guang Ming
Alicia Teng
Teo Hui Min
Gwen Thiam
Tian Hui Shi
Justina Ung
Jasmine Wang
Wong Jia Min
Roy Xu
Ye Shufang Dave Yeo
Angie Yong


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Vivian P J Chandran