about about

about

about SAM 

 

Singapore Art Museum opened in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, we present contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective for artists, art lovers and the art curious in multiple venues across the island, including a new venue in the historic port area of Tanjong Pagar.

 

SAM is building one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art, with the aim of connecting the art and the artists to the public and future generations through exhibitions and programmes.  SAM is working towards a humane and sustainable future by committing to responsible practices within its processes.  

 

Our Vision

SAM will inspire humane and sustainable futures through transformative, thought-provoking and meaningful everyday encounters with art of our times.


Our Mission

SAM will present contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective in active dialogue, discovery and collaboration with our constituents; through our collection, research, exhibitions and programmes.

 

our board

CHAIR 

 

Mr Edmund Cheng
Deputy Chairman
Wing Tai Holdings Limited


BOARD MEMBERS

Mr Eugene Tan 
Chief Executive Officer
and Director
Singapore Art Museum

 

Mr David Heng 
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Temasek Trust Asset Management Pte Ltd

 

Mr Michelangelo Samson
Chief Executive Officer Philippines
Head of Client Coverage ASEAN
Standard Chartered Bank

 

Mr Tay Yu Jin
Equity Partner & Head, International Arbitration (Asia)
Mayer Brown (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

 

Prof Fumio Nanjo
Senior Advisor
Mori Art Museum

 

Ms Junie Foo
President
Singapore Council of Women's Organisations

 

Mrs E-Len Fu
Director and Founding Partner
Kids21 Pte Ltd

 

Ms Sumitra Pasupathy
Co-Founder & Board Director
Playeum Ltd

 

Mr Teh Hua Fung
Co-Founder and Group President
Group ONE Holdings

 

 

EX-OFFICIO

Mr Tan Xuan Rong
Director (Arts and Heritage)
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

 

Mr Low Eng Teong
Chief Executive Officer
National Arts Council

our management and curators

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Eugene Tan

Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

Elvin Wong

Director (Office Administration)

 

Kevin Lim

Director, Innovation & Technology

 

Esther Conyard

Director (Marketing Communications, Visitor Experience & Business Development)

 

Ong Zhen Min

Director (Content Publishing)

 

Mohd Suhirman Bin Sulaiman

Deputy Director (Production Management)

 

Ong Puay Khim

Deputy Director, Collections and Public Art

 

Haeju Kim

Head (Residencies) & Senior Curator (Curatorial & Collections)

Michelle Goh

Chief People Officer and Director (Strategy & International Partnerships)

 

Ho Kee Sin

Director (Facilities Management & Operations)

 

Terence Chong

Director (Finance & Governance)

 

June Yap

Director (Curatorial & Collections)

 

Susan Goh

Deputy Director (Human Resource)

 

Mark Chee

Deputy Director (Estates, Project & Sustainability)

 

Tamares Goh

Deputy Director, Biennale and Programmes

 

Tan Shir Ee

Head (Partnerships & Patronage)  

 

CURATORIAL TEAM

June Yap

Director (Curatorial & Collections)

 

Haeju Kim

Senior Curator & Head, Residencies

 

Hsu Fang-Tze

Curator

 

Berny Tan

Curator, Design

 

Teng Yen Hui

Assistant Curator & Manager, Collections 

 

Kenneth Tay

Assistant Curator

 

Angelica Ong

Curatorial Assistant

 

Siobhan Tang

Curatorial Assistant, Design

 

Ong Puay Khim 

Curator & Head, Collections and Public Art

 

Duncan Bass

Curator, Media & Tech

 

Joella Kiu

Curator

 

Selene Yap

Curator

 

Syaheedah Iskandar

Assistant Curator

 

Tiara Izzanty

Assistant Manager, Curatorial and Collections

 

Angela Pinto

Curatorial Assistant

 

Seline Ilana Teo

Curatorial Assistant 

 

 

annual reports

 

Our Annual Report covers the period from 1 April through to 31 March each year, in accordance to the fiscal year. You may download our Annual Reports below:

 

 

media

SAM offers visits to the museum's exhibitions for members of the media who hold a valid media pass. Please contact us at least 3 working days in advance to arrange for a media visit.

 

For media photography and filming requests, please download and complete the Media Shoot Application Form and email it back to us at least 2 weeks in advance. Applications are subject to approval by the museum. 

 

For any other media enquiries about SAM, please email us [email protected].

 

 

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about contemporary art

Contemporary art is created by artists living and practicing in the here-and-now, particularly the 21st century. Contemporary art may be regarded as both art of the present-day, as well as art of a historical category, that for the Southeast Asia region may be seen as emerging from the 1970s, and in the case of Singapore, reaching a critical juncture in the 1990s.
 
Contemporary art reflects on contemporary society and the issues surrounding people and the world we live in. The areas that contemporary art explores include our everyday realities, questions about personal, cultural and national identity, and reflections of humanity’s impact on the environment. 
 
Contemporary artists work in a wide range of mediums, and their artworks can be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Contemporary art utilises a combination of materials and methods, and concepts play a prominent part to challenge traditional boundaries and ideas of how art is defined—or even what constitutes art.
 
When engaging with contemporary art, viewers are encouraged to consider whether the work is "thought-provoking" or "interesting". Beyond asking "Is this work aesthetically pleasing?", viewers can also reflect if the artwork questions the status quo, or changes perspectives on an issue.

quotations & tenders

INVITATION TO QUOTE (ITQ): FOR PROVISION OF FREIGHT SERVICES FOR LOST & FOUND EMBODIED ARCHIVE EXHIBITION

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2024/0005
Date of Publication: 27 May 2024
Closing Date: 4 June 2024
Closing Time: 6pm

 

Vendors are to submit their quotation and other relevant/required supporting documentation to [email protected] by 4 June 2024, 6pm.

 

For further clarifications, vendors may email to the following:

 

Mish’aal Syed Nasar

Manager, Production Management

9626 5191

[email protected]

 

Andrew Lee

Manager, Production Management

9106 8234

[email protected]

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Please click on the link below to download the tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2024/0005)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE (ITQ): FOR EVENT ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MINI ART CARNIVAL

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2024/0007
Date of Publication: 29 May 2024
Closing Date: 6 June 2024
Closing Time: 4pm

 

Vendors are required to attend mandatory site briefing as per details below:

Date : 3 or 4 June 2024
Time : 2pm to 6pm
Location : Blk 39 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065, the closing date of the tender.
Contact Person : Chua Qing Hui,[email protected]

Vendors must register their wish to attend (together with information on the persons attending the site briefing) through email to Chua Qing Hui no later than 31 May 2024, 4pm.

 

Vendors are to submit their proposals and other relevant/required supporting documentation to [email protected] by Thursday, 6 June 2024, 4pm.

Please note that Proposals submitted after the Closing Date/time shall be disqualified, at the discretion of SAM.

 

Vendors who wish to seek clarifications shall submit their written request to the contact person below:

 

Chua Qing Hui

Manager, Learning

6696 9770

[email protected]

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Please click on the link below to download the tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2024/0007)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

corporate governance

corporate governance

 

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