Affordable Art Fair Singapore is excited to announce the 2016/2017  Young Talent Programme in collaboration with ION Art. The Young Talent Programme is designed as a platform for emerging artists (without gallery representation) aged between 18 and 35 years, who are born in or residing in Southeast Asia.

From an Open Call up to 8 selected artists will be given the chance to be seen by galleries, art institutions as well as the wider art loving public, through exhibiting their work at the Affordable Art Fair in November 2016. Of these selected artists who show at the fair this November, 3-4 artists will be awarded the unique opportunity to work with a Curator for 10 months to create an exceptional body of work ready for a three week solo show at ION Art in 2017.

Entires to the programme are now closed, but if you have any enquiries about the Young Talent Programme, please feel free to contact Alexis our Programmes and Communications Manager at or the Programme Curator Seah Tzi-Yan at

The 2016 Advisory Committee comprises of:

  • Camilla Hewitson, Regional Managing Director Asia, Affordable Art Fair
  • Irene Tan, ION Art
  • Seah Tzi-Yan, curator of YTP, Theo Arts Professional
  • Boo Sze Yang, veteran Singaporean artist
  • Benjamin Hampe, from Chan Hampe Galleries

About ION Art
ION Art is a unique proposition of ION Orchard, bringing to the landmark mall an ‘integrated mall experience’, featuring the best in shopping, dining, art and design from the world over. The structured art and design programme, which is focused on the exhibition of modern and contemporary art and design, offers ION Orchard’s visitors an opportunity to savour a diverse range of visual arts, including multi-media and digital art.

The initiative includes permanent signature sculptural and media installations positioned throughout the mall, as well as a spectrum of art-based events and exhibitions held throughout the year in the ION Art gallery (a dedicated art space in excess of 500 sq m), and at other locations in the mall. Through collaborations with the art community and other strategic partners, ION Art is committed to bringing quality art programming for ION Orchard, to showcase emerging and established artists and designers, focusing on Asian artists and designers at various stages of their creative development. For more information, please click here.