INSTINC D – Art Festival 2022 Residency and Exhibition

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INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022 showcases 21 digital artists in the region with a collaborative physical and metaverse exhibition of the Top 3 and best of 20 digital artists by public voting and esteemed judges in the scene.


Alvin Mak (Hong Kong)
Anya Palamartschuk (United Kingdom)
Chan Wan Kyn (Singapore)
Elaine B. Chao (USA)
Igor Šćekić (Croatia)
IOYOI (Taiwan)
Jakestudyos (The Philippines)
Julie Watai (Japan)
Juzo (USA)
Kevin Oramas & Ernesto Cisneros (Cuba)
Kinnara : Desi La (Japan)
Lazarus Chan (Hong Kong)
Nina Sumarac (Cyprus)
Pornwipa Suriyakarn (Thailand)
Radzi Kalong (Malaysia)
Satrio Yudho Pratomo (Indonesia)
SEOHYO (Korea)
Tina Yeung (Hong Kong)
WMD Collective (Germany)
Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore)
Warrragwag (Singapore)

(Physical Exhibition) INSTINC Space @soho2, The Central, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street soho2 #04-163 Singapore 059819 (Closed on Mondays)

(Metaverse Exhibition) 

Date & Time
(Opening Reception) 28 September 2022, 6 PM – 9 PM

(Physical Exhibition) 29 September to 9 October 2022, 12 PM – 7 PM


9 September 2022, Singapore – Supported by stART Fund and United Overseas Bank (UOB), INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022 is a showcase of the best digital artists in the region now, with a collaborative physical and metaverse exhibition on of the 3 winners and best of 20 shortlisted digital artists by public voting and esteemed judges in the scene, accompanied by artists talk, panel discussion, and an NFT workshop hosted by Singapore based multidisciplinary artist Dom Ho. Curated by Hilda Chan and Iven Cheung from MUSTHAVEKEYS (Hong Kong) and organised by INSTINC SOHO in Singapore, the festival opens itself to everyone from every background who is passionate about digital arts. 

Based on this year’s theme of Ignite the Future, imagines an age when the metaverse becomes inseparable from our lives. Exploration and exposure to uncharted realities have been a perpetual human condition. As described in Plato’s cave, the transitional stage could be both exciting and alienating. How will the metaverse change the way we experience the world? Does the future of humanity lay in virtual reality? How shall we embrace our existence in the metaverse? 

The Festival has concluded its Open Call, Public Voting, and Esteemed Judges round, seeing itself move towards the final stages of Artists-in-Residency and Exhibition Launches. We are proud to announce our Top 3 Winners, our People’s Choice, and Best of 20 works with you in the Media Release, as we welcome them to join us in the collaborative spirit of INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022.

INSTINC D:Art Festival Top 3


Link: (View artwork here)

Seohyo (Korea)

Seo currently works as a full-time faculty member at the Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI). Her major works include Snow White on the Table (2006), The Shape of Water (2011), and Museum of Memory Told by Object (2012 – 2014). She has also presented the results of her Creative Computation class at A Balancing Act (2018) and One-way ticket to Mars (2019) in conjunction with Kunsthal KAdE in the Netherlands. She has participated in events such as the Asia Triennial Manchester, the KOBE Biennale, the Ogaki Biennale, the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, the Gwangju Design Biennale, and an exhibition commemorating 50 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Argentina. She has also collaborated with Nike, Shu Uemura, Shiseido, Guerlain, and Vogue.

Into the Light I

Link: (View artwork here)

Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore)

Wyn-Lyn Tan is a fine arts painter and has been working in the traditional art space for over 15 years. Drawing upon geology, physics, alchemy, and ecology, she investigates the potentiality of painting to discover space, light, and new dimensions. In pushing the boundaries of painting, her works have included videos, installations, sculptural objects, and most recently, generative art videos and NFTs. She has exhibited widely in Singapore, New York, Norway, and Art Basel Hong Kong. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum and numerous other public and private collections.

Path Project: Purdue (Day 4)

Link: (View artwork here)

Chan Wan Kyn (Singapore)

Chan Wan Kyn (b. 1994, Singapore) graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and 2021, respectively, from Purdue University and was the pioneer class of SOTA, Singapore. Pursuing engagements at the interface of art and engineering, he continually seeks to meld Art and Engineering into a harmonious hybrid that will inspire people to see connections between the subjects that lie on opposite ends of the academic spectrum and to create inspirational and aesthetically pleasing works of art. Performative documentation such as Lux (2021), has taken him on meditative journeys through Singapore’s Green Corridor, allowing a time of reflection where the urban meets the natural environment in Singapore and is now a continuing project.

People’s Choice (through Public Voting)

Gente de Mar

Link: (View artwork here

Kevin Oramas (Cuba)

Kevin Oramas, the main reason for my work is to connect with the dark reality that we carry inside, to come face to face with our demons, those fears that we always avoid, those traumas that we never face. For this, he uses Digital Manipulation | Photography | Digital Drawing | 3D Digital art

Ernesto Cisneros (Cuba)

Ernesto Cisneros has an extensive musical career developed as a pianist in various groups and successful incursions in the world of cinema, television, and emerging digital art. Passionate about art and technology, he has firmly integrated into the community of NFT artists, participating in the consolidation of a large community of Spanish-speaking artists to change the art market’s paradigm based on blockchain technology.

Special mention to our kind sponsor:

Official PC Sponsor

As part of INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022’s ethos of encouraging, supporting, and celebrating every artist’s journey towards artistic virtuosity through the running of this festival, we strive to ensure and hold space to allow our winning artists the creative freedom as much as possible, and ensure that their artistry is not limited to the digital medium, but translated clearly as presented physically at our exhibition. INSTINC D:Art Festival is proud and honoured to announce our official PC Sponsor, Dreamcore, whose superior equipment and craftsmanship seek to empower end-users and deliver exceptional experiences, resonates with INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022 greatly.

Dreamcore makes Singapore’s most advanced custom PCs and notebooks for everyday users, professionals, and enterprises. Dreamcore assists with upgrades or repairs: excellent service, fast turnaround time, and fair pricing.

Please refer to the following annex for more information. 

1. Press Kit [Link here]

2. Festival Programme [Link here]

3. Best of 20 [Link here]

4. Top 3 [Link here]


Founded in 2004 by Yeo Shih Yun, INSTINC is an artist-run institution based in Singapore. INSTINC has been an active player in the arts ecology through their exhibition programming and curation, as well as through community engagement through their workshops and artists’ talks. Their long-running residency program continues to build upon regional and international ties. The vision for INSTINC is one of collaboration and connection, producing immersive large-scale projects that cross the genres of installation, new media, performance, painting, and sculpture, partnering with brands such as Volvo and Guinness in the past.

“Our mission is to maintain artistic independence and foster community through experimental collaborations. Our vision has always been artist-focussed, and we aim to foster an environment where our artists may continue to inspire us and our community” – Yeo Shih Yun, Founder and Artistic Director of INSTINC


MUSTHAVEKEYS, a Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary curatorial studio and art agency, serves to build the KEYS that connect the creative minds with the community – KEYS in the form of ground-breaking art and cultural initiatives that generate meaningful exchanges among artists, designers, and community partners; KEYS forged with partners to champion multidisciplinary collaborations from concept to final creation; and KEYS for the public to open doors to unconventional cultural engagements and art appreciation. In 2020 and 2021, MUSTHAVEKEYS curated the two editions of “Up Close – Hollywood Road”, a first-of-its-kind exhibition that took contemporary art into the everyday environment and operation of local antique shops, creating dialogues between past and present arts and traditional crafts. In addition to in-house projects, we partner with organizations and businesses across industries to create new works of art and unique cultural experiences. MUSTHAVEKEYS was founded by the curator duo Hilda Chan and Iven Cheung in 2020.


Media Contact

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