“There are so many amazing and talented artists in Asia and we are on a continuous hunt to find these talents, bring them to light and make their work accessible to the international market. It is also important to highlight the increasing number of highly established galleries that are representing Asian artists in the region and to make their collections visible as well.” Talenia received a BA(Hons) Architecture from Central Saint Martin’s in London, is a Loke Cheng Kim Scholar, and lived in London for almost 10 years. She is now based in Asia where she continues to search for artists and galleries all around the region.
Kim manages The Artling's online platform, working with artists and galleries from all over the world, as well as working on art consultancy projects, sourcing and commissioning artworks for private and corporate clients, ranging from the Google offices in Singapore to the Four Seasons resort in the Maldives. Kim 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.
Born and raised in Germany, Martin obtained a masters degree in Economics and Information Technology at the University of Applied Science (FHDW). After graduating in 2005, he joined Bayer AG, building financial web-applications. He later moved on to ProUnix GmbH, maintaining a large web-based petition system for renowned German charity organisation "Aktion Mensch". While pursuing his corporate career, Martin discovered the Python programming language and began working on commercial side projects. The hobby quickly grew into a full business. In 2010 he visited Singapore and decided start his own web agency in the sunny nation state. To this day, he has advised many Singaporean startups and strives to enrich the local tech scene as an active member of the Python User Group and the organizing committee of the annual Python Conference in Singapore.
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. 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 Chong 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.
Grace Ignacia See completed her BA (Hons) in History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as holds a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory. She previously interned at Christie’s Auction House and Saatchi Gallery during her time in London and worked at the National Gallery Singapore towards their opening.
As The Artling’s Graphic Designer, Tina is a lover of everything visual. She completed her BA (Hons) in Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts, with a major in Graphic Design. An interdisciplinary designer, she loves tactility when applied to printed media, and previously showcased at Tokyo Design Week.
A self-learned, second-career software developer, Yi Sheng has always had an insatiable appetite for making work processes more efficient and beautiful. He previously worked in external financial audit and wealth management, where he was already automating processes with Excel and VBA. He is now a full stack developer for The Artling and an active member of the Singapore Python User Group. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the National University of Singapore.
With an attraction to software development for his love for games, Peng Yu obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Real-Time Interactive Simulation from DigiPen. He started his career building educational games for an ed-tech startup and got an opportunity to join The Artling as a web developer in 2017. He is now a full stack developer absorbed in exploring the rapidly evolving web development scene.
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