Patricia Chen is a seasoned arts manager, and independent film producer and writer. She started the Leading Patrons of Asian Art in Conversation series of films and publications. Ms. Chen has contributed to ArtAsiaPacific, Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Financial Timesand Art Market Report on the Asian art market and scene. Between 2009 and 2012, Ms. Chen was columnist of Asian Insider (Flash Art) and Collectors’ Guide to the Southeast Asian art market, (C-Arts). She also created Southeast Asia’s first modern and contemporary art indices based on regional auction prices. Her published articles and public lectures on the Southeast Asian art market inaugurated ways of advancing the study of art and market via quantitative data analyses and primary field work. She has been invited to present her research on the art market in Indonesia (C-Arts in partnership with Singapore Art Museum), Seoul (Arts Council Korea), London (Sotheby’s Institute) and Singapore (LaSalle College of the Arts and the Singapore Art Museum).

In the nineties, Ms. Chen was Founding General Manager of Sculpture Square, a contemporary non-profit art space in Singapore that she ran for 6 years, with funding support from developers, foundations and governmental agencies in Singapore. Apart from working with curators and artists in the region, she also started Sculpture Carnival, an art education event that attracted 6000 children over 4 days annually. 

Ms. Chen has extensive experience in the communications and advertising industry, having headed regional corporate communications function and developed the regional corporate identity with Henry Steiner for publicly-listed WingTai Asia. She graduated summa cum laude from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a Master’s degree (Distinction) in Art Business. Her projects have been funded by public grants including those from Media Development Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and the National Arts Council.

Today, Ms. Chen does camerawork and editing of her films. The 24-Hour Art Practice was screened to critical acclaim at the Authentication in Art Congress 2016 in the Hague, to an audience of international art experts, authenticators and art historians. Her short film, Uli Sigg : China’s Art Missionary, and publication, Uli Sigg In Conversation : Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art, were launched in May 2014 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. In 2016, she was co-organiser and co-curator of SCOUT: Emerging Artistic Practices – Singapore, a project presenting the practice of 25 artists in 16 shipping containers, held at Gillman Barracks in Singapore. She is also a jury member of the IMPART Art Awards.

Ms. Chen is currently producing an independent film on respected art historian, TK Sabapathy.  She is based in Singapore

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