ANGELINE CHAN, DIRECTOR & Partner
Angie Chan, a patron and collector, has been heavily involved in the Singapore art scene for 10 years. During an international corporate career with a global energy company, Angie lived and worked in 5 countries and later returned to Singapore in 2007.
In 2010 Angie co-founded Chan Hampe Galleries, with a mission to build a portfolio of local artists and with gallery locations in Raffles Hotel, Chinatown and Geylang.
Angie and her husband Nick Davies have been keen to support the art ecosystem in different ways. In 2014 Angie founded the not-for-profit organisation Visual Arts Development Association which sponsors active programmes to exhibit and promote local artists through a patron and grant funding system. In 2015 both Nick and Angie launched the Chan-Davies Art Prize which sponsors a selected BA and MFA LASALLE graduate for 12 months to prepare and present a solo exhibition.
In 2017, due to ownership changes, Chan Hampe Galleries was rebranded as Chan + Hori Contemporary and relocated to Gillman Barracks. The new partnership with internationally renowned curator, Khai Hori, aims to push the boundaries in the world of commercial art.
NICHOLAS DAVIES, CHAIRMAN
Nicholas Davies is Chairman of Chan Hori Contemporary. Previously he had a 35 year career in the energy and infrastructure industry both as a senior executive/CEO and as a Non-Executive Director/ Chairman for public listed companies. Nick currently has his own business interests in Indonesia and Australia and is a collector and patron of the arts including the annual award of the Chan Davies art prize (with wife Angie Chan) to Lasalle graduates. He has lived and worked in 7 different countries
KHAIRUDDIN HORI, CURATORIAL DIRECTOR & Partner
Khai Hori, an internationally-renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art, and was also Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Khai has been known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating, influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation.
His past projects include Entwine – Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists (2019), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore; Atypical Singapore (2018 – 2020), Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok; D/SINI (2018) Gillman Barracks, Singapore, LOCK ROUTE (2017), Gillman Barracks, Singapore; In Praise of Shadows (2016) a sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore; The Light of the Light (2016) by Quistrebert brothers; Tianzhuo Chen (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sous la lune (2015), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Secret Archipelago (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Open SEA (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; Welcome to the Jungle (2013), Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan; If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Retrospective of Lee Wen (2012), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Negotiating Home, History and Nation (2011), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Thibault Drouet D’Aubigny, GALLERY DIRECTOR
Thibault Drouet d’Aubigny joined Chan + Hori Contemporary as Gallery Director in July 2019. Previously he had a 15-year career in Europe and Singapore, leading projects for auctioneers, commercial art galleries, museums and interior designers.
Since 2016 he worked within the Exhibition Department as Project Manager at ArtScience Museum, Singapore. Key examples of projects he led included, The Universe and Art (2017), Specters and Tourists (2017) and Art from the Streets (2018). From 2012 to 2016, he worked as an interior designer at Tino Zervudachi & Associés in charge of four private projects including two major private houses in Switzerland and in Montenegro. His balanced mix of design experience and practical thinking and financial acumen were essential for managing such large-scale projects. From 2006 to 2012, Thibault held various positions in the art industry such as at the Paris Flea Market, the biggest antiques flea market in Europe, working with auctioneers at Hotel Drouot and then as Gallery Director at Chahan Gallery. Thibault helped Paris-based interior designer Chahan Minassian in launching the gallery in 2008 and furthering its direction through participation and exhibitions in Paris, London and New York.
Thibault holds a Bachelor’s with Honours Degree in Cultural Management, Major in Art Market and Valuation, Furniture and Art Objects from IESA (Institut d’Etudes Supérieurs des Arts) and an associate degree of law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Bradley Foisset, Business Development Manager
Bradley Foisset is Business Development Manager of Chan + Hori Contemporary. Previously he had a 15-year career in the Art Education industry, a mentor to several start-ups and has completed various international consulting projects. Since 2010 he served as chief curriculum architect in collaboration with multiple Singapore government agencies in developing curriculum within the arts resilience framework. He is also Business Development Manager for the 2018 DISINI Visual Arts Festival, with the aim to continue offering increasingly vital and creative environments to experience artists works. He has worked closely with the roster of artists and clients to help realise their ambitious projects and dreams. As a business development manager, he has a decade of global experience managing projects in 6 countries, working and communicating directly with multi-national project stakeholders. Working at the intersection between business and contemporary art he is responsible for augmenting Chan + Hori Contemporary’s presence within the Contemporary Art world and within the South East Asian markets. He also contributes his time actively in various voluntary organisations and mentorship programmes in Singapore.
Deborah Lim, Assistant Curator
Deborah Lim joined Chan + Hori Contemporary as Assistant Curator in March 2018 and previously worked within the Public Programmes team at National Gallery Singapore, at Ode to Art gallery and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). She graduated with a Master of Arts (Distinction) in Curating & Collections from Chelsea College of Arts (London) in 2017 and majored in Arts & Culture Management as part of her Bachelor of Business Management degree at Singapore Management University. Interested in how to generate interactive exhibitions – moving past the use of technology as a tool, she has curated/co-curated exhibitions such as Singapore Utopia (2019) and 2018 UNTAPPED (2018) at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore; D/SINI - a nine-month-long public art festival at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2018); Tuck Muntarbhorn: Stillness Speaks at Fassart Gallery, Istanbul (2017); Artists’ Lives & Chelsea College of Arts: An Audio Exhibition in collaboration with the British Library, London (2017); Jocelyn Herbert: Design for Film in collaboration with the National Theatre Archive, London (2016) and the reading rooms for Kit Poulson: Mutter and Monica Ross: A Critical Fine Art Practice at Chelsea Space, London (2017, 2016). In 2019, she was involved as Project Manager for the Entwine – Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore and the presentation of Crossing Shores by Speak Cryptic, a six-month-long public art sculpture commission at East Coast Park for the Singapore Bicentennial.