S.E.A. Focus


23 Jan 2019 to 27 Jan 2019


Jan 23, 3pm-9pm, Vernissage

Jan 24, 3pm-9pm

Jan 25, 3pm-10pm (Art After Dark)

Jan 26, 11am-7pm

Jan 27, 11am-9pm


Gillman Barracks

47 Malan Road #01-25, Singapore 109444


+65 6734 5168 or [email protected]

S.E.A. Focus is an upcoming international art fair that will be held in Singapore this coming January 2019. The fair - initiated by STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery is said to be a "platform to foster deeper appreciation and increase demand for Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art through dynamic collaboration between international and local galleries."

The inaugural edition of the fair will take the form of a boutique art fair and will be held in a special pop-up structure at the Gillman Barracks visual arts cluster.

Participating galleries are as follows:

47 Canal (New York City)
Art Porters
Art Seasons
Art-2 Gallery
artcommune gallery
artinformal (Manila)
Chan + Hori Contemporary
Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles)
CUC Gallery (Hanoi)
Gajah Gallery
Galerie OVO
Galerie Quynh (Ho Chi Minh City)
Gallery Ver (Bangkok)
Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
Nadi Gallery (Jakarta)
Niagara Galleries (Melbourne)
Richard Koh Fine Art
RUCI Art Space (Jakarta)
STPI - Creative Workshop and Gallery
The Columns Gallery (Seoul)
The Drawing Room (Manila)
Tomio Kayama Gallery (Tokyo)
Wetterling Teo Gallery
Yavuz Gallery

A series of talks will take place throughout the fair. The list of topics and speakers are as follows:

Jan 24

3pm to 4pm

The Globalisation of Art Markets: Stress Points and Growth Factors of a Regional Market

Tim Etchells, Managing Director of SME London Ltd, moderated by Emi Eu, Executive Director of STPI - Creative Workshop and Gallery

4.30pm to 5.30pm

Building New Cultural Capital for Southeast Asia

Aaron Seeto, Director of Museum MACAN, Tan Boon Hui, Director of Asia Society Museum, and Ursula Sullivan, Co-Director of Sullivan+Strumpf, moderated by Johnni Wong, Co-Author of "Southeast Asian Art: Auction Benchmarks & Market Insights"

Jan 25

3pm to 4pm

Patronage Today and Beyond: A System of Support and Friendship

With Alain Servais, Independent Financial Consultant, Alan Lo, Co-Founder and Director of Classified Group, and Jam Acuzar, Founder and Director of Bellas Arts Projects (BAP), moderated by Patricia Chen, Filmmaker and Arts Writer

Jan 26

2pm to 3pm

Fostering Diversity in the Art Ecosystem

With Chomwan Weeraworawit, Founder of Mysterious Ordinary, Nathalie Johnston, Founder and Director of Myanm/art, and Seelan Palay, Visual Artist, moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia

3.30pm to 4.30pm

Private Collecting: Motivations, Tastes, and Narratives

With Dr. Cheryl Loh, Collector, Dr. Wiyu Wahono, Collector, Lu Xun, Founder of Sifang Art Museum, moderated by Sharanjit Leyl, Producer and Presenter at BBC World News