SILVERLENS was established in 2004 in the Philippines at a time when the art industry was still very much in its nascent stages. The initial aim of the gallery was to provide a platform to showcase photographic works. Over time, this aim has expanded to highlight a wide range of practices and expressions within region’s contemporary art practice.
In 2008, SILVERLENS introduced artist representation with an initial roster of five artists. This number has expanded to twenty-five artists. In order to cultivate a holistic practice, its program is focused on artists with strong conceptual grounding and who work across various media.
From 2012 to 2015, SILVERLENS operated in Singapore at Gillman Barracks art belt, thus expanding its program and building deeper connections with regional networks—curators, artists, and collectors.
For sixteen years now, SILVERLENS has been making headway in contemporary Southeast Asian art through artist representation, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, and art fair participation. Its continuing efforts have earned it recognition from both artists and collectors as a leading contemporary art gallery in Southeast Asia.