NOURI – Call for Artists (2022)


Nouri is pleased to announce our inaugural Call for Artists (2022). Interested artists are invited to submit their work for our upcoming cycle of exhibitions. Curated by our Appetite Art Team, successful artists will be considered for either group and solo exhibitions for a duration of 2 to 3 months.

Situated within our soon-to-be-renovated Restaurant Nouri, this would be a rewarding opportunity for artists to engage with this unique and relational site. Artists will receive curatorial, installation, marketing and networking support from the Art Team, introducing their practice to new audiences and communities.

The deadline for this cycle of submissions is 28 February 2022.

Who are we?

Helmed by Chef Ivan Brehm, Restaurant Nouri’s cuisine is a product of creative interpretations of research into food as material culture. Rooted in the Latin word for nourishment, Nouri has been awarded a Michelin star since its inception.

Beginning as a research arm of Nouri in 2018, Appetite opened in 2020 as a multidisciplinary concept space which brings together an R&D kitchen, art gallery and record bar to create a new kind of community across boundaries. Sitting at the crossroads of gastronomy, the visual arts, and music, Appetite’s mandate is to explore intimate appreciations of these creative forms of expressions and promote transdisciplinarity with thorough research, food and wine, and meaningful experiences.

Every three months the team curates new exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists alike, including Pinaree Sanpitak, Ugo Rondinone, Haegue Yang, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yanyun Chen among others. Our current exhibition, STAGING: MAPPLETHORPE, is open from 11 January – 9 April, 2022.

Crossroads Cooking, Crossroads Thinking.

Crossroads is an approach to systems thinking in food and domains beyond. Both spaces practice Crossroads Cooking, a culinary philosophy rooted in research and transculturalism, taking food as a medium to showcase the similarities and universal touchpoints we all share irrespective of our backgrounds. We consider cooking as part of a larger system of interrelated and interdependent parts, including but not limited to globalisation, critical culture, the environment, contemporary art, and literature. At Nouri and Appetite, we aspire to create food that is as much a cerebral and emotional experience as it is a gustatory one. This framework extends beyond our culinary research and experimentations into other fields of practice, as we root our work in interdisciplinarity. For more information, click here.


To apply, please fill in the application form and send it via email to by 28 February 2022, 10pm, with the header “Application: Nouri Call for Artists”. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March 2022.

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