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

 

Ho Kee Sin

Director (Facilities Management & Operations)

 

Kevin Lim

Director, Innovation & Technology

 

Esther Conyard

Director (Marketing Communications, Visitor Experience & Business Development)

 

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)

Tan Shir Ee

Head (Partnerships & Patronage)  

Michelle Goh

Chief People Officer and Director (Strategy & International Partnerships)

 

Terence Chong

Director (Finance & Governance)

 

June Yap

Director (Curatorial & Collections)

 

Ong Zhen Min

Director (Content Publishing)

 

Susan Goh

Deputy Director (Human Resource)

 

Mark Chee

Deputy Director (Estates, Project & Sustainability)

 

Tamares Goh

Deputy Director, Biennale and Programmes 

 

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 FOUNDATION WORKS TO ONE SITE IN SPOTTISWOODE PARK ESTATE FOR PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2024/0004
Date of Publication: 3 June 2024
Closing Date: 14 June 2024
Closing Time: 4pm

 

Mandatory site briefing
Date: Friday, 7 June 2024
Time: 10:30AM
Location: 110 Spottiswoode Park Road,088643

Please register your attendance via email before 7 June 2024, to [email protected].

 

Interested vendors are to submit the Quotation Proposals via email to [email protected], no later than 4pm on 14 June 2024.

 

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

 

To seek clarifications, interested vendors may email to the following:

 

Ms Tan Pey Chuan

Manager, Public Art

69957 480

[email protected]

 

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2024/0004)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE (ITQ): FOR LAPTOPS AND SERVICES FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM (SAM)

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2024/0008
Date of Publication: 3 June 2024
Closing Date: 11 June 2024
Closing Time: 4pm

 

Interested vendors are to provide the required documents and quotations via email to [email protected], no later than 4pm on 11 June 2024.

 

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

 

To seek clarifications, interested vendors may email to the following, no later than 12pm on 10 June:

 

Muhd Syakir

Assistant IT Manager

66979 781

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2024/0008)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE (ITQ): FOR ADOBE APPS & SERVICES FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM (SAM)

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2024/0009
Date of Publication: 7 June 2024
Closing Date: 18 June 2024
Closing Time: 2pm

 

Interested vendors are to revert with the required documents and quotation via email: [email protected], no later than 18 June 2024, 12pm.

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

 

For further clarifications, interested vendors shall submit their written request to the contact persons below,

 

Muhd Syakir

Assistant IT Manager

66979 781

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2024/0009)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

corporate governance

corporate governance

 

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