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.
Kwok Kian Chow
Writer, curator and museum advisor, Kwok Kian Chow is an associate professor and programme leader of Arts and Culture Management, and Wee Kim Wee Centre senior fellow at the Singapore Management University (SMU). A museum professional with more than 20 years of experience, Kwok was senior curator (1992-1994) of the National Museum of Singapore, director (1994-2009) of the Singapore Art Museum, and director (2009-2011) and senior advisor (2011-2015) of the National Gallery Singapore.
Lu Xun lives and works in Nanjing China. He is a collector of contemporary Chinese and international art. In 2013, he founded the new Sifang Art Museum designed by the renowned American architect Steven Holl. He worked closely with architects and artists to plan and commission more than 40 buildings and art installations in the Sifang Collective, which was nominated by The New York Times as a "Leading Culture Destination in Asia and the Pacific" in 2015. Lu has been selected for "40 Under 40" by Apollo Magazine as well as "The World's Top 100 Art Collectors" by Artnet. He currently sits on the board of Acquisition Committee of the Tate Modern and is a founding member of Delfina Foundation's Asia Pacific Committee.
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.