About S.E.A. Focus

S.E.A. Focus is a leading showcase and art market hub dedicated to Southeast Asian contemporary art. It aims to bring together a fine curation of established and emerging artistic talents to foster a deeper appreciation of contemporary art and artists in the region.

As the anchor event of the Singapore Art Week, it offers an exciting and complementary blend of art experiences for collectors, artists, galleries and the public. The initiative celebrates the best of contemporary art in Southeast Asia and is led by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Tune in to this speech by Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law, Mr Edwin Tong, speaking on the occasion of S.E.A. Focus at Singapore Art Week 2021.

About SAM S.E.A. Focus Art Fund

The SAM S.E.A. Focus Art Fund is a new programme established in 2023 to recognise iconic works of contemporary Southeast Asian art and to ensure their longevity for current and future generations by facilitating their entry into Singapore Art Museum (SAM)’s collection. Outstanding work(s) presented at each edition of S.E.A. Focus will be chosen by a selection panel and acquired directly from the exhibition for the SAM collection.

The fund kicked off with the support of founding sponsor, the Yenn and Alan Lo Foundation, established by the Hong Kong and Singapore-based husband-and-wife arts patrons Yenn Wong and Alan Lo. Launching with a seed amount of USD25,000 per edition, Wong and Lo have committed to support the Art Fund for the next three years.

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