Wednesday 16 October｜5.45–6.30pm
“Spiritually Millennial: Art and Religiosity in the Mind of the Asian Millennial Artist”
Khairuddin Hori, Curatorial Director at Chan + Hori Contemporary and former curator at the Palais de Tokyo and Singapore Art Museum.
Moderation : Süreyya Wille, former Global Strategic Partnerships lead at Artsy
Khairuddin Hori, an internationally renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art, and was also Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Khai has been known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation.
His past projects include Entwine – Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists (2019), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore; Atypical Singapore (2018 – 2020), Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok; D/SINI (2018) Gillman Barracks, Singapore, LOCK ROUTE (2017), Gillman Barracks, Singapore; In Praise of Shadows (2016) a sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore; The Light of the Light (2016) by Quistrebert brothers; Tianzhuo Chen (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sous la lune (2015), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Secret Archipelago (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Open SEA (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; Welcome to the Jungle (2013), Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan; If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Retrospective of Lee Wen (2012), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Negotiating Home, History and Nation (2011), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Specializing in contemporary art from Asia and the Middle East, Süreyya Wille has worked with auction houses, galleries and online platforms promoting these growing markets. Most recently, Süreyya worked on the Global Strategic Partnerships team at global art platform Artsy, based in London. In this role, she drove partnerships with the world’s most noteworthy art fairs, gallery weekends and gallery associations, helping them reach a wider audience of collectors and art lovers. Her work seeks to make art accessible to the rapidly growing audience of the digital age.