judges -australasia

 
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Emilya colliver

Australasia

Emilya Colliver is Founder and Director of Art Pharmacy Consulting and Art Pharmacy online, an online gallery aimed at representing emerging Australian artists. She’s also runs Culture Scouts walking tours, which curates walking tours through Sydney’s cultural hubs for visitors and curious locals.

What they say

What do you love about art?
It’s very accessible, even though people might not think it is. It exists not just in museums or galleries, but all around
Artwork that first blew your mind?
Zhang Huan’s photographic/performance work ‘12 Square Meters’ (1994). Zhang covered his body with a mix of fish oil and honey, before sitting in a public bathroom for an hour in the middle of summer; allowing flies to settle on him before washing them off in a nearby pond
Your surreal go-to object?
Anything that is stuffed

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Audrey YeO

Australasia

Audrey Yeo is Founder and Director of Yeo Workshop, a gallery located in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks Art district. The gallery promotes local and international contemporary artists. Audrey also runs an art appreciation club and publishes The Singapore Arts Club, an annual magazine that covers the Singaporean art scene.

What they say

What do you do?
Pursue beauty. Question what beauty is. But practically: develop artistic practices, encourage artists and manage the gallery’s programme
What do you love about art?
The ability to see and perceive many different lives within this lifetime, and expand thinking.
Your surreal go-to-object?
Durian (Southeast Asian fruit)

Vicky Xu

Australasia

Vicky Xu is Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office, an independent consultancy based in Hong Kong. As a connoisseur of modern and contemporary art, Vicky regularly advises clients in China and elsewhere on art investment. She is a specialist in the acquisition of rare art and masterpieces.

What they say

Artwork that first blew your mind?
Guangle WANG's Terrazzo. The passage of time is visualized as the light patches on the floors
Your surreal go-to object?
Xiaogang ZHANG's Bloodlines series
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
Abstract Expressionism. The awe-inspiring of Abstract Expressionism makes you step into the paintings

 
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Alice Russotti

Australasia

Alice Russotti is currently based in Singapore, where she’s researching the contemporary art of Southeast Asia. Before moving to the East, Alice worked as an advisor and curator for The Vinyl Factory in London. She has also worked in the Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s (New York) and Sotheby’s (London).

What they say

What do you love about art?
I love that wherever you go in the world there is an urgency for people to communicate through art, and that in all far flung places that you travel you can seek it out knowing that it will lead you to the most unexpected places and realisations
Your surreal go-to object?
Your surreal go-to object
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
A little bit of madness that changed everything that would follow

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Nathalie Johnston

Australasia

Nathalie Johnston is Founder and Director of Myanm/art, a project space and resource centre in Yangon (Myanmar) that investigates contemporary Myanmar art and promotes artists to local and international audiences. Nathalie has published articles in various publications to build knowledge of the arts in Myanmar through the mainstream media.

What they say

What do you love about art?
The window it provides to an artist’s soul, a country’s plight, or a global challenge
Artwork that first blew your mind?
Joseph Beuys '7000 Oak Trees' for documenta 7
Your surreal go-to object?
A clock. Time flies

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Amelia Abdullahsani

Australasia

Amelia Abdullahsani is a curator, art advisor and collector who specialises in Contemporary Southeast Asian, European and American art. As Founder and CEO of the advisory firm Ameliorate International, she advises collectors on investment in blue-chip art. Amelia has twenty years’ worth of experience in commercial art galleries and non-profit art institutions.

What they say

What do you do?
I’m the Founder and CEO of Ameliorate International. I ameliorate people's lives with art
Artwork that first blew your mind?
101 Spring Street. The entire building - the exterior and its contents - is a work of art. Sublime. I get transformed each time I walk into 101 Spring
Favourite art ‘-ism’?
It's a toss up between Alcoholism and Abstract Expressionism

 

Mandy d'Abo

Australasia

Mandy d'Abo was previously Founder and Director of Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong. Focused on championing exciting international artists in the burgeoning Hong Kong art market, Cat Street Gallery quickly became a dynamic force in the local art scene. Mandy has just returned permanently to the UK and is embarking on a host of new art ventures.