Jason Wee (b. 1979, Singapore) is an artist and a writer working between contemporary art, architecture, poetry and photography. His art practice contends with sources of singular authority in favour of polyphony and difference. He transforms these histories and spaces into various visual and written materials, and is keenly interested in their secrets and their futures, their idealisms and their conundrums. Wee is the founder and director of Grey Projects, an artists’ space, library and residency that focuses on curatorship, new writing, design propositions and art.
His art is recently seen in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2022-2023), Other Futures Festival Amsterdam (2023) and past exhibitions include: the 6th Singapore Biennale (2022), Para Site, Hong Kong (2021), the Chelsea Art Museum, the 1st Asia Society Triennial, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA (2020), ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2019), Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin, Germany (2015, 2009), Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2009), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2015) and amongst others.
Residencies and fellowships include The Arts House-National University of Singapore (2014-2015), ZKU Berlin (2016), NTU-CCA Singapore (2016-2017), and New Museum NTU-CCA IdeasCity (2020). In 2019, he curated Stories We Tell To Scare Ourselves With at MOCA Taipei. In 2015, he curated Singapur Unheimlich at ifa galerie Berlin and Stuttgart. Other curatorial projects include Beyond LKY (2010), Useful Fictions by Shubigi Rao (2013), When You Get Closer To The Heart, You May Find Cracks by the Migrant Ecologies Project (NUS Museum, 2014). His artist-initiated projects include Walk Walk Don’t Run (Islandwide Singapore, 2023, 2021), Tomorrow Is An Island (Villa Vassilieff, 2016), ART OPENINGS: The Expanded Field of Art Writing (NTU CCA Singapore, 2018) and PostSuperFutureAsia (Taipei Contemporary Art Center 2017, Ilmin Museum, 2019).
He’s the author of three poetry collections, including In Short Future Now (Sternberg Press, 2020). He edited numerous publications including the bestselling SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century (Math Paper Press).