Young Talent programme 2013, in collaboration with ION Art

Affordable Art Fair’s Young Talent Programme 2013, in collaboration with ION Art, provides a significant platform for talented young artists under the age of 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.

Apart from the exhibition of artworks at Affordable Art Fair 2013, the culmination for two or three of the awarded young artists will be a three-week curated solo exhibition supported by ION Art in 2014. The solo shows will run concurrently, forming a visual discourse for both artists and audience.

The Prize

Selected artists win an opportunity to exhibit their works at Affordable Art Fair in November 2013. Of these, two or three artists will win the coveted chance of a solo exhibition provided by ION Art. The winning artists will work with our programme curator, allowing them a year to develop their practice.

The programme is open to artists 18 to 35 years old in 2013, who are born/resident in South East Asia and who do not have gallery representation.

The 2013 Advisory Committee of trusted and recognized supporters of the visual arts in Singapore comprises Benjamin Hampe, Boo Sze Yang, Camilla Hewitson, Wendy Cheong and programme curator Seah Tzi Yan.

2013 Artists

Abednego Trianto Kurniawan
Eunice Lim
Hazel Huang
Hilmi Johandi
Lennard Ong
Noor Iskandar
Wilfred Lim
Willis Turner Henry

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 is focused on the exhibition of modern and contemporary art and design, and offers ION Orchard’s visitors an opportunity to savour a diverse range of visual arts, including multi-media and digital art. The initiative includes significant sculpture and media installations at the mall, as well as an annual programme of art-based events and exhibitions at ION Art gallery, now a major Orchard Road art destination. Through collaborations with the art community and other strategic partners, ION Art is committed to bringing quality art programming for ION Orchard.

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