16—19 January, 2020
Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Advisory Committee

Jim Amberson

Originally from the USA but based in Asia since 1998, Jim Amberson is a Director in a Multinational Insurer. He has been actively collecting Southeast Asian contemporary art for more than 15 years, acquiring works by Sopheap Pich, Dinh Q. Lê, Yee I-Lann, Handiwirman Saputra and more. Amberson's interest in the region extends to a Masters of Arts Degree from the National University of Singapore in Southeast Asian Studies and publications that include "Deep S.E.A.: Contemporary Art from South East Asia" and "The Little Red Dot: Becoming a Red Hot Home for Art". Amberson is frequently invited to panels to speak on collecting Southeast Asian art, and has loaned his collection to numerous international exhibitions.

Patricia Chen

Patricia Chen is a writer focused on visual arts. Her series of independent films on leading art collections and collectors, Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary and The 24-Hour Art Practice, have been screened in The Netherlands (Authentication in Art Congress 2016, The Hague), Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. As a writer, Patricia has penned columns on Southeast/ Asian art and contributed to ArtAsiaPacific, Financial Times, The Art Newspaper and Flash Art. She also authored Uli Sigg in Conversation: Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art (the second edition is in the works). Patricia created Southeast Asia’s first modern and contemporary art indices - her published articles and public lectures via quantitative data analyses and primary fieldwork have inaugurated ways of advancing the study of art and the art market.

Aaron Seeto

The Director of Museum MACAN, Aaron Seeto, has vast experience working to advance the goals of contemporary arts organisations and curating significant exhibitions of artists from the Asia and Pacific regions. Seeto was formerly Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia where he led the curatorial team at the eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) in 2015. For eight years prior, he was the Director of Sydney's ground-breaking 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Alexandra Seno

Alexandra Seno is an art critic and Head of Development at Asia Art Archive, an independent non-profit focused on education about and research on contemporary art from Asia. She was a business researcher, reporter, and then an editor. She worked at Time Inc from the mid-1990s, and then was Hong Kong correspondent for Newsweek Magazine In the last 10 years, she served on several non-profit arts bodies: the board of independent Hong Kong space Para Site, the advisory council of Spring Workshop, and the executive committee of The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong.