Young talent programme 2015, in collaboration with ION ART

Affordable Art Fair’s Young Talent Programme 2015, in collaboration with ION Art, provides a significant platform for talented young artists between the ages of  18 and 35 to be spotted by galleries and art institutions, as well as to be introduced to the art-loving public. Our objective is to identify young talents early, providing guidance and commentary on their artistic development. The Programme creates an opportunity for emerging artists to build a strong CV and experience in the art industry and to be in a programme which provides a focal point for contemporary art dealers and their collectors to access fresh artists’ works from the region. The programme is open to artists 18 – 35 years old in 2015, who are born/resident in South East Asia and who do not have gallery representation.

The Prize
Selected artists win an opportunity to exhibit their works at the Affordable Art Fair in November 2015. Of these, two to three artists will win the coveted chance of a solo exhibition provided by ION Art in 2016. The winning artists will work with our programme curator, allowing them a year to develop their practice.

Applications to the YTP 2015 is closed. Watch this space to see which rising stars will be showing at the fair this November 2015.

2014/15 Solo Winners’ Exhibition: 2 – 22 September 2015@ ION Art, ION Orchard, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn

  • Khin Thethtar Latt
  • Zhang Fuming
  • Wong Kel Win

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.

Admission to the ION Art gallery is free.

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