Renewable Coexistence: Silvana S. Foundation Commission Award Exhibition, 2nd Edition

Featured at the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) for the second time, the Silvana S. Foundation Commission Award recognizes artists’ ability to interweave environmental, wildlife preservation, and humanitarian concerns into their photography. The winner of this edition’s Silvana S. Foundation Commission Award is Ian Teh, a British-Malaysian documentary photographer whose works are motivated by the environmental issues of urbanization and development.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted widespread, collective reflections on the changes that are needed for a more equitable and sustainable world. With our human lives intrinsically intertwined with other animals, how can we co- exist in sustainable ways that benefit human beings and the planet? This second edition of the commission award welcomes explorations of renewal, regeneration, and synergistic co-existence with a sensitivity toward the conditions needed for our shared survival for generations to come.

Renewable Coexistence features new commissions by Ian Teh, The Line of Least Resistance, alongside selected works by Silvana Sutanto presented by Silvana S. Foundation. A special mention award was given to Farzana Akhtar to highlight her project, A Litany for Survival, and the importance of her social message to the public at large. Her works will be presented as a digital showcase at Mizuma Gallery. The exhibition will begin with an Artist’s Talk by Ian Teh on Saturday, 17 September 2022, 3pm to 4pm; followed by Vernissage from 4pm to 7pm. Due to limited capacity, kindly RSVP to to register your attendance by Thursday, 15 September 2022.

Renewable Coexistence will run from 17 September to 9 October 2022 at Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939. The gallery will open from 11am-7pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 11am- 6pm on Sundays. The gallery will be closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.

Renewable Coexistence is jointly organised by Silvana S. Foundation, Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), and Mizuma Gallery. Part of the proceeds from this exhibition will go towards Make-A-Wish Singapore.

Mizuma Gallery
22 Lock Road, #01-34 Gillman Bararcks, Singapore 108939
+65 6570 2505

Opening hours:

Tue–Sat: 11am–7pm
Sun: 11am–6pm
Closed on Mon & PH