IMPART Awards Jury
Tan Boon Hui
Tan Boon Hui is Vice President for Global Arts & Cultural Programs, and Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, where he leads the organisation’s acclaimed programmes and collection, which comprises the Mr and Mrs John D Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Traditional Asian Art and the Contemporary Art Collection of photography and new media works by Asian and Asian American artists. In 2015, he was Artistic Director for Singapour en France, le Festival, the largest multidisciplinary presentation of contemporary culture from Singapore and Southeast Asia in France. Tan is founding board member of the International Biennial Association. From 2009 to 2013, he was Director of the Singapore Art Museum.
Patricia Chen is a seasoned arts manager, film producer and author. Her series of independent films on leading art collections and collectors, Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary and The 24-Hour Art Practice, have been screened internationally in France, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. As a writer, Patricia has contributed to Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Financial Times and Art Market Report on the Asian art market and scene. She also created Southeast Asia’s first modern and contemporary art indices based on regional auction prices. Her published articles and public lectures on the Southeast Asian art market inaugurated ways of advancing the study of art and market via quantitative data analyses and primary field work.
Catherine David is a French art historian, curator and the Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, where she has spearheaded an internationally diverse program. In 1997, she was the first woman and first non-German speaker to curate documenta X in Kassel, Germany. Since 1998, she has been Director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations, which began at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. Between 2002 and 2004, David was director of the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Honor Harger is the Executive Director for ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, where she has spearheaded exhibitions that explore aspects of science including big data, particle physics, natural history, marine biology, cosmology and space exploration. A curator from New Zealand, Harger has over 15 years of experience of working at the intersection between art, science and technology. She was the former Artistic Director of Lighthouse in Brighton, and has curated many international events including Transmediale in Berlin and the AV Festival in the UK. She was the first webcasting curator for Tate Modern in London and has lectured widely including at the conferences TED, and LIFT, as well as at the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, California Institute of the Arts and the American Film Institute.
Russell Storer is Director (Curatorial & Collections) at National Gallery Singapore, where he has co-curated the exhibitions Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, A Fact Has No Appearance and YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow. He was previously Head of Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, where he was co-curator of the 6th, 7th and 8th Asia Pacific Triennials (2009, 2012, 2015), and curator of Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth (2013). . A co-curator of the 3rd Singapore Biennale (2011), He also writes widely on Asian and Australian contemporary art.