Adriane de Souza, Blake Ballard, Brian Contreras, Buda Adrian, Caedon Liu, Elaine Nguyen, Huang Shuyue, Hyunju Lee, Isa Pengskul, Jana Jovašević, Jonathan Liu, Junchen Zhou, Leng Wen, Marin Kawase, Megha Jairaj, Momoka Ando, Nikoleta Dimitrov, Nikolett Huszti, Nisa R. A, Noah Chapin, Patricia Meier, Rachel Dorsey, Samuel Beilby, Shinya Akutagawa, Sneha Lakhotia, Tanya Cubric.

Participating institutions:
Aalborg University, Budapest Metropolitan University, California Institute of the Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Köln International School of Design, LASALLE College of the Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Musashino Art University, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, RMIT, Sanata Dharma University, Tokyo University of the Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, University of Arts in Belgrade, University of California, Davis, University of Washington, University of Western Australia, Virginia Commonwealth University and Zurich University of the Arts.

Tropical Lab is an annual international art camp organised by LASALLE College of the Arts for masters degree and Ph.D candidates. Over two weeks led by Senior Fellow, Milenko Prvački, students from international art schools and institutions undertake workshops and seminars in Singapore exploring various aspects of history, geography, culture and aesthetics.

Theme: Playground
Playground – a vast, open free space set for socio-cultural, physical-embodied and artistic creative explorations. Often deeply associated with the developmental journey of humans as children, it has historically remained a boundless space of raw discovery, joy and social bonding. From spaces fecund with human potential, playgrounds have transformed, in much of the late twentieth century, into normative, adult spaces – determined and managed by adults as to what people (both as children and adults) should explore, how to consume and perform play. Attendant to this is how to determine the safety and surveil interaction with others.

Curated by Hajnalka Somogyi
Curatorial Assistant Nikoleta Dimitrov