Who we are
ART SG is jointly organised by three leaders in international Art Fairs; Tim Etchells, Sandy Angus and Magnus Renfrew who have had a track record of creating exceptional art fairs globally, including ART HK (now Art Basel Hong Kong) which was the first major event to put Asia and Hong Kong on the international art fair landscape. Most recently, the trio launched Taipei Dangdai, which held its impressive inaugural edition in January 2019.
Tim Etchells is renowned for creating market leading trade and consumer shows around the world. Having been the driving force behind the launch of ART HK, his art fair portfolio includes Sydney Contemporary and Art Central (Hong Kong).
Sandy Angus is the owner of AngusMontgomery Arts, an independent exhibition and events company at the forefront of trade and consumer shows in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their art fairs include Sydney Contemporary, Art Central (Hong Kong).
Shuyin YanG, Fair director
Having worked across auctions, galleries and art fairs, Shuyin Yang has extensive art world experience, much of which has been spent in Southeast Asia. Shuyin started her career in art at Christie’s, working in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. She then joined a contemporary art gallery as a director of the Singapore space, helping to develop their gallery program and art fair strategy. Shuyin was appointed Fair Director of Art Central Hong Kong in 2017, where under her leadership the Fair saw its strongest edition to date. Shuyin brings incomparable knowledge of the Southeast Asian art world, with deep ties and networks spanning artists, galleries, collectors, curators and key-players.
Magnus Renfrew, co founder
Magnus Renfrew has twenty years’ experience in the international art world, the last decade of which have been spent in Asia. Previously, Renfrew served as founding fair director for ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair (2007-2012) and Art Basel in Hong Kong (2012-2014). In January 2019 he launched new contemporary art fair, Taipei Dangdai, where he serves as Director and Co-Founder. Renfrew has been widely recognized for his contribution by art industry media and has been named twice in ARTREVIEW as one of the 100 most influential people in the international art world. In 2013 he was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2016 Renfrew founded the ARTHQ / Group, a leading service provider for the art world with offices in Hong Kong and London. In 2017, his book Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong’s Art World was published by Penguin. Renfrew served on the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2014-2016) and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong.
Lourdes Samson – Philippines / Singapore