Boon Hui TanAsia Society

    Boon Hui Tan is vice president for global arts & cultural programs and director of Asia Society Museum, New York, where he leads the organization’s global arts and cultural activities. He oversees Asia Society Museum’s acclaimed exhibition programs and collection, which comprises the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Tradition­al Asian Art and the contemporary art collection of pho­tography and new media works by Asian and Asian American artists. Addition­ally, he directs the organization’s initiative Transfuze: The Asia Arts and Museum Network. Previously, he was assistant chief executive (museum & programs) at the National Heritage Board (NHB) in Singapore, overseeing exhibitions, programs, and outreach events across the Board’s museums, institutions, and di­visions. He was artistic director for the 2015 Singapour en France, le Festival, the largest multidisciplinary presentation of contemporary culture from Singapore and Southeast Asia in France, and is a founding board member of the Interna­tional Biennial Association. As director of the Singapore Art Museum from 2009 to 2013, he led the transformation of the museum into a contemporary art insti­tution focused on Southeast Asia and assembled the largest public collection of contemporary art from the region. He conceived the regional focus and group curating approach of the groundbreaking “Singapore Biennale 2013: If The World Changed,” as well as serving as its project director and co-curator.

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