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. The testament to this approach was the successful curation of LOCK ROUTE, the first international outdoor sculpture exhibition at Singapore’s visual art precinct, Gillman Barracks, which attracted an estimate of 10,000 visitors on opening night in 2017.
His past projects include In Praise of Shadows, sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore (2016); “What happens now?”: Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab (2016); The Light of the Light by Quistrebert brothers (2016); Tianzhuo Chen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Sous la lune, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2015); Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Open SEA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2015); Welcome to the Jungle, Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan (2013); If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); and Negotiating Home, History and Nation, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011).
Lisa Polten, Director
Lisa Polten is Director at Chan + Hori Contemporary since February 2018 and has previously worked as Gallery Director for ARNDT Fine Art, Singapore (2016-17) as well as Gallery Manager for ARNDT Berlin, Germany (2011-16).
In 2013 she co-curated the annual exhibition series “Berlin Masters”, showcasing the most promising master students from two of Berlin's universities of fine arts. Young talents such as Julian Charriere (Venice Biennale 2017, Arsenale), Julius von Bismarck (The Antartic Pavillon, Venice Biennale 2017) as well as Jeewi Lee (Villa Romana resident 2018, Florence Italy) were firstly presented to a wider audience. Lisa has edited several exhibition accompanying catalogues, i.e. FX Harsono “Gazing on Identity”. She holds a M.A. in History of Art from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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 co-curated exhibitions such as Tuck Muntarbhorn: Stillness Speaks in 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).
SEra Law, gallery manager
Sera Law joined Chan + Hori Contemporary as Gallery Manager in January 2017 and held previous accounting positions in different industries spanning finance to insurance. She served as Accounts Executive at the art gallery Fill Your Walls LLP in 2009, which then evolved into Chan Hampe Galleries (currently Chan + Hori Contemporary). She has overseen technical installations of over 30 exhibitions of local and regional artists within Chan + Hori Contemporary and the Visual Arts Development Association (Singapore), while also serving as an artist liaison and press relations representative. Key exhibitions she has assisted with include Swallow Shadow by Ruben Pang (2017) and Perfect Stranger by Dawn Ng (2018) – prominent local artists represented by Chan + Hori Contemporary.