Art Advisory Services from The Artling
Talenia Phua Gajardo
Talenia is the head Art & Design Hunter and CEO of The Artling. She is a Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation scholar and received her BA (Hons) Architecture from Central Saint Martin’s in London. In 2013, as she was working on various interior design and architecture projects, she discovered that there were no aggregated online platforms to discover contemporary art in the region; The Artling was thus founded to fill this gap in the market. Prior to The Artling, Talenia founded her own interior architecture and design practice which she started after working for Zaha Hadid Architects for several years in London. Talenia’s life passions are intertwined with the world of contemporary art, architecture and design. She has served as design judge for Dezeen’s Awards, was on Hong Kong’s Design Trust benefit committee for three consecutive years and was a Milken Institute Young Leader Circle member. She has also spoken at numerous international conferences and has been part of panels for UBS, DBS, The Milken Institute, Facebook, SuperReturn Asia, Dezeen, Art Basel and STPI. Besides The Artling’s digital platform, they also offer end-to-end consultancy and sourcing services for both private and corporate clients. Working with private collectors, interior designers, architects and property developers, The Artling assists with developing art themes and narratives, guiding concept design processes, and sourcing and commissioning site-specific artworks. Their portfolio of esteemed clients include the likes of LVMH, Google, GIC, JLL, Pontiac Land Group, Frasers Hospitality, Just Co, Shiseido and many more. TheArtling.com, now lists over 4,000+ designers, artists and galleries from all over the world, with new artworks and design items added to the site daily. The Artling works internationally and is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Shanghai and Zurich.
Kim is the Gallery Director of The Artling and a long-standing founding member of the team. Kim manages The Artling’s online platform, where she oversees an online inventory of close to S$320m, working with artists, designers and galleries from all over the world. She also leads the company’s various consultancy projects across the globe, sourcing and commissioning artworks for private and corporate clients, ranging from the Google offices in Singapore to the Ritz Carlton in the Maldives. In 2019, she worked closely with world-renowned creatives such as Daniel Arsham and Japanese design studio nendo for The Hour Glass's 40th Anniversary exhibition. Kim has spoken about art collecting, the regional art scenes, and the crucial synergies between art and technology at various conferences, such as Art World Forum in Singapore and Hong Kong and the 2nd Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference in Singapore, as well as panels for Hermes and The Art Week Conversations in Singapore. She joined The Artling in 2014 upon returning to Singapore after spending a number of years in the United States and Russia. She has a degree in Art History and Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She previously worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in the American Art curatorial department.
Having lived in Dubai, London and now Singapore, Madi’s curiosities of the world contribute towards her motivations of constantly seeking fresh new perspectives of the art world. Madi joined The Artling in 2018, and has worked on projects in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea & Australia with private and corporate clients such as JustCo, Jones Lang LaSalle & Shiseido. In 2021, she project managed the The Creative Studio (a four-month arts residency programme launched by The Artling and Straits Clan) and supervised the selected artists throughout the residency. She received her Masters with a Distinction in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. She previously interned at Contemporary Art Society (UK) and London Art Fair.
Terry handles Business Development for The Artling’s China office. Based out of Shanghai, he maintains strong connections with Chinese galleries and artists, while also servicing both private and corporate clients in China. Prior to joining The Artling, Terry was Marketing Director of J:Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai that focused on furthering the practice of emerging Chinese and regional artists. He also has project management and marketing experience with BROWNIE PHOTO, Pearl Lam Galleries in Shanghai and in the real estate business. With over 10 years in the industry, he is well equipped to operate and understand both the academic and commercial aspects of the art world.
Manou joined The Artling team as an Art Consultant during her time in Singapore. Since her move back to Switzerland, she has taken on the role of Business Development in Europe. With a degree in Business from Istituto Marangoni in London as well as a Master’s in Digital Marketing from ESSEC University, she is combining her knowledge in both fields, implementing business strategies with media/marketing techniques as The Artling expands to offer their services in Europe. As the former Managing Editor of the Swiss edition of L’Officiel, L’Officiel Homme & L’Officiel Art, Manou has an extensive industry background ranging from fashion to art and has worked with KOL’s, industry professionals as well as artists & designers first hand on various events and projects.
As The Artling’s Creative Lead, Tina manages all visual elements for The Artling, working with clients for VIP events and consultancy projects. She completed her BA (Hons) in Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts, with a major in Graphic Design. Tina is an interdisciplinary designer, with her works having been showcased at Tokyo Design Week and included in projects in Singapore and Taiwan.
Ivy works as a Project Coordinator for the Artling. Born and raised in Taiwan, Ivy received a BA in French Language and Literature at Fu Jen Catholic University, then obtained her MA in Contemporary Art Market at Institut d’ Études Supérieures des Arts in Paris, France. She previously interned at Lili-Ubel Gallery (Paris) and worked as a Project Manager at noiseKitchen Art for 4 years (Taipei, Taiwan).
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