Fadhil Nasser

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2016-2019
Fadhil Nasser

An analytical Arts Manager whose interest lies specifically into curatorial practices and project management, Fadhil possesses a wide skill set, including critical and leadership skills. He is constantly on the hunt for challenging projects that allow him to work alongside artists and other creatives.

Email

fadhnass@gmail.com

Top Skills

Leadership, Critical-Thinking, Analytical Skills, Easily Adaptable, Conversationalist

Experience

Gallery Assistant

FOST Gallery

2017

Assist Exhibition Manager with the administrative and creative task; Managing correspondence to monitoring visitors. Responsible for the safety of the gallery’s collection and the computer systems; Setup and breakdown exhibits and coordinate on- and off-site event

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Chief Education Officer

The MeshMinds Foundation

2018

Responsible for education partnership with tertiary schools; specifically secured a legal agreement with LASALLE College of the Arts for the student-artist showcase in January 2019 as part of Singapore Art Week 2019. Designed artist incubation seeding programme, and ensures the dynamic relationship with artists and partners.

Project Leader

The MeshMinds Foundation

2017 - 2018

Executed an 8-day exhibition, MESHMINDS 1.0: ARTXTECHFORGOOD at ArtScience Museum as a project leader; Planned and coordinated exhibition programmes with artists, partners and the public; Led the production and logistics effort with various stakeholders.

Marketing Comms Manager

Rock and Indie Festival (RIF)

2017

Spearheaded the marketing efforts for a music festival in LASALLE College of the Arts, Devised the marketing plan by implementing the communication strategies for audience development; Collaborated with media partners to produce post-event documentation.

Art Mediator

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

2016 - 2017

Facilitated the exhibition, The World Precedes the Eye, an affiliate project of Singapore Biennale 2016; Conducted guided tours for the public.

Dissertation / Thesis

Artist-run Space: The Development of Alternative Art Publics

This dissertation examines the current emergence of artist-run spaces in Singapore from 2011 to 2018. This research came about from the ongoing discourse about artist-run spaces and re-examines the notion of ‘alternative art publics’ through the lens of production, distribution and consumption of art. The term ‘alternative’ is premised on Ross Haenfler’s subculture theoretical framework which identifies a contemporary work of subcultural elements: diffuse networks, shared identity, shared distinctive meaning, resistance and marginalisation. Also, the term ‘art publics’ embodies the significant factors of participation, collaboration and conversational encounters. As Dave Beech suggests in seeking the ‘really new art publics’, the theoretical framework for ‘art publics’ is shaped by Claire Bishop’s Participatory Art, Grant Kester’s Dialogical Aesthetics and Nato Thompson’s Socially Engaged Practice. To develop a substantial methodology, the research will critically analyse five selected artist-run spaces - Peninsular, soft/WALL/studs, Supernormal, –Tom and Coda Culture - to study their modalities, programmes and the relation with its art publics. The bulk of this research is dedicated to discussing the outburst of these spaces and critically reflecting on how they develop a network of communities within the space and also the wider sphere. In an attempt to evolve this discourse, the research aims to hypothesise that artist-run spaces generate alternative art publics in Singapore’s ecology of art spaces.