Jackson See Sweh Yong
Chairman, Singapore Contemporary Advisory Board, Art Patron and Collector
An avid art collector and patron of the arts, Jackson See has been collecting works from both north and south Asia for the past 25 years. In 2012, he was a member of the Tate Modern’s Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee. See has been key in helping to develop the required infrastructure in Singapore necessary to nurture young artists and to provide them with viable career paths. He endeavours to identify and support young talented visual artists and supports non-profit organisations such as Art Outreach, a non-profit that teaches art outside of the classroom and instead, inside a gallery or museum. His hope is to see the next generation of creative minds flourish in Singapore.
Architect, Art Advisor and Collector
Quek Tse Kwang is an architect by profession and is a co-founder and director of RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd. He served as an advisor to many Singapore art institutions including the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, the National Art Gallery of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum and the Istana Art Collection. In addition T.K. is an international judge for the Tun Foundation’s annual Painting of the Year competition in Myanmar and serves on the art auction vetting committee for The Edge’s Malaysian auction events. In 2010, he published “30 Art Friends: Appreciating Southeast Asian Art”, followed by “Art Friends 2” in 2013.
Writer, Curator and Museum Consultant
Writer, curator and museum consultant, Kwok Kian Chow is also associate professor and programme leader of arts and culture management programme at the Singapore Management University. A museum professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Kwok was formerly the director of Singapore Art Museum and of National Gallery Singapore. A three-term board member of the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Modern Art, Kwok sits on many visual arts advisory boards and panels, and is holder of the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the officier and chevalier titles in the French Order of Arts and Letters.
Art Collector Chiara Rosenblum was born in Paris, and now lives in Singapore. She studied at the Ecole du Louvre, and served as Editor-at-Large for the French contemporary art magazine “Be Contemporary” in 2007 and 2008. In 2010, Chiara co-founded the Rosenblum Collection & Friends with her husband Steve Rosenblum who is Chairman and co-founder of French online retailer PIXmania. She was awarded the 2014 Montblanc Prize for Culture & Art; is an art committee member of MuMo; and is a committee member of The Art of Collaboration event at Singapore Tyler Print Institute.
Artist, Curator and Author
Michael Lee spends his time between Berlin and Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss. Michael has staged solo exhibitions at leading galleries in Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore; is a published author; has participated in numerous biennales and other international platforms; and has undertaken acclaimed curatorial projects including “Between, Beside, Beyond: Libeskind’s Reflections and Key Works 1989 – 2014” at the Singapore Art Museum in 2007. Michael’s many accolades include the APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 (People’s Choice Award), conferred by the Singapore Art Museum; and the Young Artist Award (Visual Arts) 2005, from the National Arts Council of Singapore. His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery, Singapore; the National University of Singapore Museum; and the Singapore Art Museum.