Juria Toramae (b. 1983) is a visual artist and photographer based in Singapore. Guided by an interest in place attachment and displacement, her practice reflects on the ways in which the environment changes. Her work often employs archives, fieldwork, and photography to construct realities that are grounded in social memories. Since 2013, her work has been showcased at the Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, the Singapore International Photography Festival, The Photobook Exhibition for Athens Photo Festival (Greece), the Obscura Festival of Photography (Malaysia), and the Chiang Mai University Art Center (Thailand).


Selected Exhibitions

2017 Across the Sea of Stars, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Thailand

2016 “Points of Departure”, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore 

2016 “Islands of Memories - Pulau Ubin”, Pesta Ubin, Singapore

2016 Repurposing Nostalgia, 42 Petain road, Singapore

2015 Points of Departure, National Library Building, Singapore

2015 Interstitium, Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, Singapore

2013 “Temporality”, Noise Singapore 2013 Festival Showcase: The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Singapore

Selected Awards / Grants / Nominations

2015 GABRIELE BASILICO PRIZE in architecture and landscape photography (nominated)
2014 irememberSG Fund, National Library Board, Singapore

2014 Honorable Mention, Category: Deeper Perspective, IPA International Photography Awards 2014

2014 Honorable Mention, Category: Digitally Enhanced, Panoramic, IPA International Photography Awards 2014 

2014 Honorable Mention, Category: Collage, IPA International Photography Awards 2014 

2014 Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art, Prix de la Photographie, Paris 

2013 Noise Singapore: The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) 2013, National Arts Council Singapore

Book Publication 

2015 Points of Departure (with selected text by Jerome Lim), ISBN: 978-981-09-4950-1

Selected Authored Essays

2016 “Notes on outlying islands and reefs of Singapore, Mynah Magazine 

2015 Points of Departure: Charting Memories Through Collective Imagination”, BiblioAsia, Jan-Mar 2015, pp. 60-62

2015 SG50 Showcase - Points of Departure: Juria Toramae on iremembersg.com, 2 Feb


2016 “Pulau Ubin hosts a five-week open house”, The Straits Times, 13 May

2015 Mapping memories, The Star Newspaper, Art, p. 7, 12 Apr

2015 From beaches to beans: Time and material in 4 shows, Today Newspaper, Arts Reviews, 9 Apr

2015 Juria Toramae’s Points of Departure, Culturepush.com, 21 Mar

2014 SMP Features Two of Our Fund Awardees, Singapore Memory Project, Issue March 

2013 Spotted! Juria Toramae, Culturepush.com, 23th Aug 

2008 Religious Interplay, The Star Newspaper, Theatre, p. T20, 19 Dec 

2008 All About School, The Star Newspaper, Arts, p. T26, 4 Sep