President - Khai Hori
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 DISINI - a public art festival from January to September 2018 and 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).
Advisor - Angeline Chan
Angeline Chan, a patron of the arts, has been involved in the arts scene in Singapore since 2008. She is a co-owner of the Chan + Hori Contemporary gallery which has been at the forefront of supporting Singapore artists since its inception. In 2015, together with her husband Nick Davies, they established the first annual fine art graduation prize (Chan-Davies Art Prize) with LASALLE College of the Arts, for the most promising artist, one winner each for the Bachelor and Masters courses. The award will encourage a new generation of emerging contemporary artists to remain in their fine art practice after study.
Angeline Chan, a qualified accountant in the UK, spent 13 years in the oil and gas industry with senior executive positions in Asia, Europe, the US and Australia.
Vice-President - Charmaine Wai
Charmaine Wai is an experienced advancement and development professional. Believing that business can be a force for good, Charmaine leads Global Programmes Development at Essilor International SA. Her current role seeks to enable better access to vision care, poverty alleviation and rural development for the bottom-of-the-pyramid sector globally. A strategic thinker, she has held leadership roles in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, INSEAD and the National Gallery Singapore. Prior to that, her previous financial and banking experience included debt capital markets at Standard Chartered Bank in various Asian cities.
She is inspired by the creative arts in various incarnations, whether it is found in the visual arts, yoga/meditative arts, dance, theatre, music, and culinary arts. She also loves to meet new people and travel throughout the region, and brings a global perspective to her adventures. Charmaine aspires to lend this sensibility, along with her passion for supporting creative endeavours, to each of her personal and professional pursuits.
Treasurer - Samantha Segar
Samantha Segar’s professional career encompasses fine art, project management, luxury marketing, and leadership roles in non-profit organisations. She holds an MA in Asian Art History. She is currently General Manager of The Substation.
Secretary - Alicia Chan
Alicia graduated with a double degree in law and accounting from the University of Western Australia and specialises in private wealth and tax matters. She was working in a leading international law firm before moving into one of the largest private banks in the world. Alicia has experience advising multinational corporations on their tax and corporate restructuring matters, and currently assists high net worth families with their wealth planning (including philanthropy) needs.