垂直潛水艇 Vertical Submarine

「偶爾畫畫、偶爾書寫、偶爾素描;但總是吃、喝和睡。」是Vertical Submarine 對自己下的定義。

來自新加坡的三人藝術團體Vertical Submarine,由Joshua Yang、Fiona Koh及Justin Loke於2003年组成,作品涵蓋裝置、油畫及素描等,足跡遍及西班牙、台灣、香港及韓國等地。團體名稱取作Vertical Submarine,即是對「顛覆 (subvert)」一詞抱持濃厚興趣,決定顛覆「顛覆 (subvert)」為「vert-sub」,再加以延伸成 Vertical Submarine。


Vertical Submarine 獲獎無數,三人於校園相識,2008年舉辦團體首展,2009 年即獲新加坡美術館 (Singapore Art Museum, SAM) 頒發「總統青年人才獎 (President’s Young Talents, PYT)」,自此共同踏上藝術創作之路。


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精選獲獎紀錄 Selected Merits

2011       Celeste Prize (Installation), organized by Celeste Foundation, New York

                 Nominated for Signature Art Prize (Asia Pacific) 2011

2009       President’s Young Talents 2009 Credit Suisse Art Residency Award

2005       Singapore Art Show 2005: New works, Judge’s Choice



展覽紀錄 Exhibitions

2015        Residency and Research at Foundation La Roche Jacquelin, Singapour en France – le festival,     

                 Anjou, France

                 A View with a Room,  Musee d' art Contemporain (MAC)  Lyon,Singapore in France Festival,      

                 Organized by The National Heritage Board (NHB),  France.

                 Singapore: Inside Out , Singapore Tourism Board (STB), SG50 celebrations, Beijing, London, New

                 York, Singapore.  

                 John Martin: The Butcher and The Surgeon, dialogic, Singapore

                 Collective Form, screening of short films that explore themes of space and identity, Objectifs,


2014        The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from SE Asia, ARTER (Vehbi Koc Foundation), Istanbul              

                 Objects and Narrations for Project Lava 2014, co-organised by The National Arts Council and People’s Association, Singapore

                 Mirrors and Copulation, Arter, Istanbul

                 Eville, part of the Singapore Night Festival 2014, artspace@222, Singapore

Where have all the Tempinis gone?, Part of Coming Home, Passion Arts Month 2014, A Collaboration with Tampines GRC

Fool’s Gold for Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), part of iLight at Marina Bay, Singapore

2013         Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Southeast Asia Pavilion, Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

                  Hokkien Rhymes, Esplanade, Singapore

                 Wallflowers (Gardens by the Bay Station), Thomson Line Art in Transit, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

                 The Logbook of Public Ideas Vol. II, Associate Artist Research Programme , The Substation, Singapore

                 The Forest, a short film supported by Media Development Authority, Singapore

                 FOURPLAYS: ABCD, Theatreworks 72-13, Singapore

                 Lenin in Warsaw, Richard Koh Fine Art Booth, Artstage 2013, MBS Convention Centre, Singapore

                 Worlds Apart Fair, Conrad Centennial Singapore

2012         A View with a Room, Human Scale, curated by Eugene Tan, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

                 This is not a Demonstration, with Quelic Berga, Centre Cultural "Les Bernardes" de Salt, Fundació Atrium Artis, Girona, Catalonia, Spain

                 Incendiary Texts II: Thirty-six Eastern Vulgarities… in Roman Letters, Richard Koh Fine Art and Umahseni AIR, Jakarta, Indonesia

                 The Forest, Roundtable: Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, Korea

                 This is not a Demonstration, with Quelic Berga, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore

                 Incendiary Texts II: Thirty-six Eastern Vulgarities… in Roman Letters, Richard Koh Fine Art, Art Hong Kong, 1x 8 Booth, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

                 Landed Poverty, a community sculpture commissioned by People’s Association, Bishan Park, Singapore

                 Planting Shadows (Nocturnal), commissioned by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), part of iLight at Marina Bay, Singapore

                 Incendiary Texts II: Thirty-six Eastern Vulgarities… in Roman Letters, Richard Koh Fine Art,  Artstage 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

                 Logbook of Public Ideas: Volume I, Associate Artist Research Programme, The Substation, Singapore

2011         Humanity will not be Happy until… Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia

                 A View with a Room, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York

                 Incendiary Texts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore

                 Chocolates for Blood, for Future of Imagination 7, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore

                 Dust: A Recollection, Theatreworks, Singapore

                 UnderWriter’s Table, commissioned by Singapore Art Museum

                 Asia: Looking South, Arndt Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

                 Postcards from Earth, Objectifs – Center for Photography and Filmmaking, Singapore

                 Open Studios, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

                 Armchair Philosophy, Langgeng Gallery, Art Stage 2011, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2010         How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, commissioned by Pasagüero, Mexico D.F., Mexico

                 Simulacro Naturale at Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico D.F., Mexico

                 The Bag of Samuel Chen (La Bolsa de Samuel Chen) at CONEJOBLANCO Galeria de Libros, Mexico D.F., Mexico

                 The Garden of Forking Path for ‘Memories & Beyond - Kuandu Biennale’ by Kuandu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

                 Flirting Point (Hispanic version)commissioned by Festival Ingravid, Figueres, Spain

                 Kiam Hu for ‘Cheong Soo Pieng: Bridging Worlds’ commissioned by The National Art Gallery, Singapore

                 ‘Now & Next’, Guangju National Museum, South Korea

                 ‘Space & Imagination Exhibition’, Chonnam Provincial Okgwa Museum, South Korea

                 Abusement Park, part of ‘The Night Festival 2010’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

                 The Garden of Forking Paths at Grey Projects, Singapore

                 The Colour of Money: Our Two-Dollar Education for i-AM Deciphered, Post-Museum, Singapore

                 Flirting Point, commissioned by Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2009         Flirting Point for ‘Zoukout 09’, Siloso Beach, Singapore

                 Suspicious Article: The Bag of Samuel Chen with Samuel Chen for ‘These Things Must Be Done To Get Along In Life’, Post-Museum, Singapore

                 The Sun as the Ceiling Light for ‘OH! Open House’ by Salon Projects, Niven Road, Singapore

                 Planting Shadows for ‘Nature Borne – Singapore & Korea Joint Sculpture Exhibition’, Singapore Botanic Gardens

                 Analogic for ‘Singapore Art Show 2009’, Post-Museum, Singapore

                 A View with a Room for ‘President’s Young Talents 2009’, 8Q SAM, Singapore        

                 Shopping for a Personal Letter with Kooy Siew Yen & He Yue, Wheelock Gallery, Singapore

2008         Fool’s Gold for ‘Zoukout 08’, Siloso Beach, Singapore

                 Singapore Young Contemporary Artists exhibition and website launch, Sculpture Square, Singapore

                 Decomposition II: Publications is Prostitution (Vertical Submarine’s inaugural solo show) part of ‘Substation’s Open Call’, Substation Gallery, Singapore

2007         Foreign Talents for ‘Raised’ a part of Curating lab (coordinated by Sculpture Square), Singapore Art Show 2007, Singapore

                 Shut for ‘Autobiobliophiles’ (co-organized by the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong), Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong

2006         EVERY marx NEEDS AN engels, for ‘Withdrawing’Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery 2, Singapore

                 Dead books: Decomposition, ‘Txtrapolis: Contemporary Text-based art from Singapore’, The Film Center, University of Philippines

2005         Spacepork for ‘Singapore Art Show - New works by Singapore Artists: Open section’, Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library Building, Singapore

                 Dead books: Decomposition, ‘Txtrapolis: Contemporary Text-based art from Singapore’, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery 2, Singapore

                 Think Pig Think Spacepork, ‘tickleart series’ curated by Arto Mato and Danger Museum, CityLink Mall, Singapore

2004         R (A) - Rated Artistic: Artists Take On Cinema, ‘The 6th Annual Worms Festival’, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

                 Tally-Vision, Windows @ Wisma Atria, Wisma Atria, Singapore


策展計畫 Curatorial Projects

2014         Objects and Narrations for Project Lava 2014, co-organised by The National Arts Council and People’s Association, Singapore


駐村與講座 Talks & Residencies


2015        Singapore festival in France 2015, Residency and Research at Foundation La Roche Jacquelin, France

2011         Associate Artistic Directors for Theatreworks, Singapore

                 Associate Artist with Substation, Singapore

                 Artist residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

                 Artist Talk, Young Collector’s Club, Jakarta, Indonesia  

2010         Seminar at Casa Refugio, Mexico D.F.

                 Seminar at Gimnasio de Arte, Mexico D.F.

                 Art residency at Pasagüero, Mexico D.F.

                 2010 Forum of Asian Contemporary Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

                 Creatives in Residence at 72-13, TheatreWorks, Singapore