Curated by Serenella Ciclitira (Founder, Global Eye Programme), Honor Harger (Executive Director, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore), Nigel Hurst (CEO, Saatchi Gallery, London) and Tan Boon Hui (Curator and Festival Programmer), the exhibition explores a myriad of contemporary themes including identity, history, fiction, as well as personal and national narratives.

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Serenella Ciclitira

Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art

Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder of The Eye Programme and a member of its curatorial board. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. Winner of the Parallel Prize, Gillian Carnegie, was later nominated for the Turner Prize and Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber went on to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Martin Westwood, a former Parallel Prize winner, was featured in the Art Now exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005.

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Nigel Hurst

CEO, Saatchi Gallery

Nigel Hurst is Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011) and Korean Eye (2012). He has also been a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009.

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Honor Harger

Executive Director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

Honor Harger is the Executive Director for ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. A curator from New Zealand, she has a strong interest in artistic uses of technologies and in science as part of culture. Honor brings with her over 15 years of experience of working at the intersection between art, science and technology. She is responsible for charting the overall direction and strategy for ArtScience Museum. Through her career, Honor has held several key appointments in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, and has curated many international exhibitions and events around the world. From 2009-2010 she was guest curator of Transmediale, an international festival of art and digital culture in Berlin. From 2004–2008, she was the director of the AV Festival, the UK’s largest biennial of media art, film and music. She was the first webcasting curator for Tate Modern in London from 2000-2003, where she also curated events and concerts on art and technology.

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Tan Boon Hui

Curator and Festival Programmer

As a curator and programmer, his research and writing interests focuses on the contemporary artistic expressions of Southeast Asia and Asia and the remaking of traditions among artists today. Presently, Boon Hui is Group Director, Programmes at the National Heritage Board and artistic director for ‘Singapore in France 2015, the Festival’- an interdisciplinary festival of visual and performing arts, design and film in France. He is a founding board member of the International Biennial Association. Prior to this he was Director of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from 2009 to 2013, overseeing the transformation of SAM into a leading centre for contemporary Southeast Asian and Asian art. He was Project Director for the Singapore Biennale 2011 and 2013. He was also co-curator for the Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed, having initiated the group curatorial model and regional focus that has defined this edition of the Biennale. He has presented and written extensively on Singapore and Asian art for international conferences and publications.