Jeffrey Say has been teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts since 1997, during which he helped to develop its art history programmes. In 2009, he designed the first Masters programme that focuses on Asian modern and contemporary art histories. He is presently its programme leader. In his professional capacity, Say has curated visual arts exhibitions and contributed essays to both local and overseas exhibition catalogues. In addition, he gives lectures on art history to museum docents, schools and universities, banks and conducts art history enrichment courses for working professionals. As an art historian, Say has undertaken the first extensive study of the history of sculpture in pre and post-war Singapore, for which he has done pioneering research. He is presently co-editing an anthology of selected writings on Singapore contemporary art which will be launched in 2015. Say is also a commentator on the visual arts for The Straits Times.
Wulan Dirgantoro completed her PhD at the University of Tasmania, Australia in 2014. She also holds a BA Fine Arts from the Bandung Institute of Technology and a MA Art Curatorship degree from the University of Melbourne. Her PhD dissertation entitled “Defining Experience: Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia” explored the discourse around feminisms and feminist strategies in modern and contemporary Indonesian art. Prior to joining LASALLE, Wulan has had teaching and research experience in Australian and Indonesian universities. She has also worked in various cultural institutions in Indonesia and Australia in the past decade. Wulan has contributed to various publications and exhibition catalogues in Australia, Indonesia and Japan. Her research interests focus on visual culture, gender theories, feminisms, memory and affect in contemporary art, and human-animal interactions. She is the co-author of The Curtain Opens: Indonesian Women Artists (with Carla Bianpoen and Farah Wardani, YSRI, 2007). Wulan currently holds a research fellowship with The Power Institute Foundation for Arts and Visual Culture’s Ambitious Alignment: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art project, funded by Getty Foundation. Her research project looks at the representation of trauma in Indonesian modern paintings, 1970-1990.