ANGELINE CHAN, DIRECTOR
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
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).