Jason Martin, Melville, 2013. Mixed media on aluminium. Diameter: 160cm
Jason Martin, Melville, 2013. Mixed media on aluminium. Diameter: 160cm

Collaborations is a joint exhibition between Lisson Gallery and STPI that brings together a careful selection of works in a wide range of media by accomplished artists Richard Deacon, Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jason Martin and Jorinde Voigt. This showcase will consider the role of collaborations in the development of an artist’s vocabulary, and the possibilities such partnerships enable. Together with artworks that mark their evolving practice as established artists in the fields of sculpture, painting, film and others, the exhibition will also display works that Deacon and Gander produced in collaboration with STPI. In a 2014 interview with The Guardian, Deacon says of his different collaborations, “I work with a lot of materials – I collaborate with the earth and I can be as interested in weaving cloth as I am in metal. But I am also clumsy and I break things. So the relationship between my clumsiness and my interest in the qualities of materials has found a solution in partnerships or collaborations. It enables me to do the things I want to do.”

Each of the artists have extended the core vocabulary of their work into new iterations through creative collaborations with specialists in a wide range of media. Collaborative innovation is at the heart of STPI’s mission and most of the artists shown here have a strong relationship with STPI: Richard Deacon and Ryan Gander were recent residents while Shirazeh Houshiary will complete her residency this September, with her solo exhibition scheduled for March of next year.

The Exhibition runs from 13 September – 17 October 2015


Artist talk with Jason Martin

Sunday 13 September 2015 2.30 – 3.30pm,

STPI Gallery Mid-Week Screening

Wednesday 23 September 2015 7pm,

STPI Gallery Coffee & Conversations: Shirazeh Houshiary

Saturday 26 September 2015 2.30 – 3.30pm, STPI Gallery


Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Since being founded in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, it has championed the careers of artists who have transformed the way art was made and presented. These include seminal artists such as Sol LeWitt and Richard Long, as well as a whole generation of significant British sculptors from Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon to Shirazeh Houshiary. It continues to support the future of its artists, the legacy of historical figures, the evolving practice of established artists and the wide-ranging potential of emerging and new talents.


STPI is an internationally renowned space in Singapore with a creative workshop focusing on innovative print and paper techniques. We offer a dynamic residency programme for leading artists from around the world, where they can experiment and push the boundaries of artistic creation with alternative methods and materials. The combination of a critically acclaimed residency programme, gallery and exceptional workshop expertise make STPI one of the most-cutting-edge destinations of contemporary art in Southeast Asia.