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Johann Yamin (b. 1994, Singapore) works across video, the internet, and installation. He is also engaged with curatorial work, acts of support, and writing. His topics of interest include new media technology, optics, affect, cinema, video games, and media histories. His projects and short films have been presented in Singapore and New York.

Selected exhibitions and projects

2021–22 Present Realms, Singapore Art Museum

2021    Pilot programme for SAM Residencies, Singapore Art Museum

2020–21 Viscous Fairy Grottoes: Arcades Project, soft/WALL/studs, Singapore

2020    Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future, Eyebeam, New York. With soft/WALL/studs and collaborators
2019    A Weekend Affair, Fairy Point Chalet, Singapore

2019    Sim Lim Square Art Residency, Singapore Art Week


2021    “At Home with Art, Together” with SAM Residencies, Singapore Art Museum

2019    “Johann Yamin on Regional Media Histories, Mapping the Underbelly of Digital Landscapes and Questioning Systems of Power” in Object Lessons Space, Issue 09/2019 

Selected writings

2021    “Animal Crossing While Sobbing on a Friday Night: Towards Infrastructures of Pleasure and Plight” in Singapore Art Museum Residencies e-Journal

2020    “Uncursing Cotton” with Jimmy Ong in Perspectives Magazine, National Gallery Singapore 
2019    “Illusions Expanding: The Gaming Worlds of Lawrence Lek” in Vulture Magazine, Issue 24: Human

2019    “Gaming Systems: Several Looping Actions Around Sim Lim Square” in Sim Lim Square Art Residency Catalogue

2019    “Jimmy Ong × Han Chung” and “ila × Xiou Ann” for OH! PASSPORT

2017    “Trash Talk” in Altars for Four Silly Planet by Marcus Yee