Staff

Jeffrey Say
Jeffrey 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. As an art historian, Jeffrey undertook the first extensive study of the history of sculpture in pre and postwar Singapore, for which he has done pioneering research. In his professional capacity, Jeffrey has curated visual arts exhibitions and contributed essays to both local and overseas exhibition catalogues (Brother Joseph McNally’s East, West, North, South, USA, 2001, Karl Duldig Sculptures/Drawings, Vienna, 2003, Singapore Art Museum’s The Big Picture Show, 2007). He is a frequent public speaker on art history at the museums and art galleries. In addition, Jeffrey has given lectures on art history to museum docents, schools and banks and conducts art history courses for working professionals. He is the co-editor of Histories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader in Singapore Contemporary Art (2016). Jeffrey is also a regular commentator on the local visual arts scene.

Clare Veal
Clare received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral thesis entitled “Thainess Framed: Photography and Thai Identity, 1946-2010” examined the role of photography in the construction and destabilisation of discourses of Thai national identity. Clare has research and teaching experience from institutions in Australia, Thailand and Singapore. From 2015 to 2016, she was a participating scholar in the Power Institute’s ‘Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art’ research programme. She is the editor for the Asian Art section of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2016) and has contributed papers to a number of edited volumes, journals and exhibition catalogues. In addition to her work as a consultant for a survey of the Chang Tang collection in Bangkok, Clare has cocurated exhibitions including, Storytellers of the Town: Works by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (2014) and Retold-Untold Stories: Phaptawan Suwannakudt (2016). Her research interests include intersections between technology and visuality in Southeast Asia, visual culture and politics, gendered approaches to Southeast Asian art history and non-Euramerican theories of photography.