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Johann Yamin’s projects have taken shape as essays, moving image installations, and text-based videogames, alongside curatorial work and varied forms of support. His writing and research focus on emerging media, digital cultures, and histories of technology. He was previously Curatorial & Research Resident at the Singapore Art Museum in 2021, and a 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future Fellow at Eyebeam, New York for co-organising the online project, Pulau Something.

Selected exhibitions and projects

2023    Another Space: Beta Test, Another Department, Singapore

2023    School of Alternate Internets (in collaboration with Feelers), Potato Productions, Singapore

2023    Open Systems Broadcasts, Singapore Art Museum

2021–22 Present Realms, Singapore Art Museum

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

2020    Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future (with Pulau Something co-organisers), Eyebeam, New York 

2019    EATEN: A Capsule Museum for Future Possible Past Beings, Art After Dark, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
2019    A Weekend Affair, Fairy Point Chalet, Singapore

2019    Sim Lim Square Art Residency, Singapore Art Week

Selected writings

2023    Yamin, Johann and Alex Mitchell, “Excavating Amnesia: A Media Archaeology of Early Internet Art from Singapore,” Southeast of Now 7, no. 2 (October 2023): 47–78.

2023    Yamin, Johann and Samantha Yap, “Flesh Coded and Performed: An Interview with Margaret Tan,” in Hothouse’s Mindspace series

2022    “Several Branching Paths on a Little Server in Singapore in Vulture Magazine, Issue 28: Fluid Futures

2022    “Introduction” in IN SUSPENSION (Singapore, Hothouse: 2022)

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


2023    “The Archive is a Series of Systems: 7 Questions with Johann Yamin & Morgan Sammut” in Palah 파랗 Light Lab Blog 

2022    “INTER–MISSION: Sim Lim Square Art Residency” in The Singapore Mall Generation: History, Imagination, Community, ed. Liew Kai Khiun (Singapore, Marshall Cavendish: 2022)

2022    “Local Artist Johann Yamin Takes Inspiration from Video Games (他从打游戏打出艺术灵感?)” in NUYOU, March 2022 [English text]

2022    “Singapore Art Museum’s new exhibitions at Tanjong Pagar Distripark” in Plural Art Mag, 13 January 2022.

2021    “At Home with Art, Together” in Singapore Art Museum Blog

2021    “Pilot Programme for SAM Residencies” with 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

2019    “Proof of Work: Art in Sim Lim Square” by Adeline Setiawan in SO-FAR, 17 January 2019