Executive Producer/Author

Published writings on Asian art and art scene by the writer, Patricia Chen, can be found at www.patchenlaw.wordpress.com

Patricia Chen is columnist of Asian Insider , a column on the Asian art scene in Flash Art, who has also contributed to The Art Newspaper, Financial Times and Art Market Report. Patricia was introduced to the Southeast Asian art world through her column in C-Arts, “Collectors’ Guide to the Southeast Asian art market“ in 2009. She created Southeast Asia’s first modern and contemporary art indices and is a familiar face in the art scene, as a writer, moderator and researcher-presenter of new content bridging art and business, that aims to bring transparency into the art market. Patricia has been awarded grants for script development by the Singapore Film Commission for 2 documentary short films on Asian art collecting and collectors and has been taking classes on screenwriting, film editing and documentary crafting in preparation for the film projects.

Patricia’s foray into the world of visual arts started with her involvement as General Manager of Sculpture Square, a contemporary art space in Singapore. There, she was perhaps best remembered for starting arts circle gatherings through Square Fridays and her efforts in debuting cutting-edge art-education initiatives that attracted 6,000 children from schools and the community. Patricia graduated summa cum laude from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a Master’s degree (Distinction) in Art Business.

The writer can be contacted at : seasiaguide@gmail.com

Speaking/ Moderating Engagements

Apr 2012 Moderator, Panel Discussion on the occasion of the opening of new OHD museum, Magelang, Yogjakarta : Pitching Indonesian art to International Museums : Issues, pitfalls and strategies and Charting Indonesian art for growth in the international art market : issues, pitfalls and strategies

Panelists : Magnus Renfrew, Director, Art Hong Kong; Lorenzo Rudolf, Director, Art Stage Singapore; Pearl Lam, Director, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai & Hong Kong; Helena Spanyaard, Art Historian, The Netherlands; Kwok Kian Chow, Special Advisor to National Art Gallery, Singapore; Dr. Oei Hong Djien, Collector, Indonesia

Nov 2011 Lecture to Master’s students and faculty of Sotheby’s Institute, London “An Introduction to the Southeast Asian Art Market

Nov 2010 Moderator, Panel Discussion : “If I had to start over”. Dr. Oei Hong Djien, Collector, Indonesia; Deddy Kusuma, Collector, Indonesia; Marjorie Chu, Dealer, Singapore

Apr 2009 Presenter, Public Lecture – C-Arts Talk in collaboration with Singapore Art Museum @ Grand Indonesia, Jakarta : “The Southeast Asian art market and the global financial crisis”.

Oct 2008 Presenter, Public Lecture @ Art Singapore :”Southeast Asian art through the financial lens” to incorporate content of Master’s thesis, “Is the Southeast Asian art market riding on a bubble?”.

The writer can be contacted at : seasiaguide@gmail.com

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