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Art Outreach Singapore

Go Pro with Ken Tan test

What does an impactful professional portfolio look like? What do gallerists look out when selecting artists to represent? How and why should an artist secure gallery representation?

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Go Pro with Ken Tan test
Go Pro with Ken Tan test

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06 Jun 2023, 7:30 pm

Art Outreach Singapore, 5 Lock Rd, #01-06, Singapore 108933

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*Please Note! Participants need to register individually. You may not list your name twice for 2 seats or register more than 1 ticket during checkout. Priority will be given to practicing artists and curators, along with art students.

What does an impactful professional portfolio look like? What do gallerists look out when selecting artists to represent? How and why should an artist secure gallery representation?

Join us in a new series of professional development talks and workshops that focus on providing practical, illuminating and tailored insights to guide practitioners along their journey to a career in the arts.

This inaugural session features Ken Tan, Director of Lehmann Maupin Gallery, who will draw on 15 years of experience of working with artists in museums and galleries across the world, as he shares advice and tips on how gallery-artist relationships work, what qualities gallerists look out for in their artists, and how to build a strong portfolio that puts you in good stead to secure meaningful career opportunities.

The 60-minute presentation will close with a 30-minute Q&A session. Spaces are limited and registration is essential, so register now and share your questions with us. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the talk commencing at 7.30pm.

Speaker Bio

Ken Tan is a Singaporean art professional and Director at Lehmann Maupin – a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Seoul – where he oversees the expansion of client relations in Southeast Asia and the development of further institutional opportunities for its artists.

Over the past 15 years, Ken Tan has produced art and cultural projects across New York, Singapore, Tokyo, and Melbourne. Most recently, he was the Senior Director at Arts House Limited, where he oversaw the Singapore International Festival of Arts and Singapore Writers Festival. Prior to this, he was the former Executive Director of Global Artistic Programs and Deputy Director at the Asia Society Museum New York, where he launched the inaugural Asia Society Triennial, and the former Director of Marc Straus Gallery in New York, where he managed the programming of over 30 exhibitions and events for 20 international artists.

Throughout his career, Tan has been committed to promoting contemporary art and artists from diverse backgrounds. His dedication to promoting contemporary art and supporting artists has made him a respected figure in the global art world.

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