SINGAPORE - Art Stage Singapore, the flagship event for Southeast Asian contemporary art, announces the appointment of Mr Tom Tandio as the fair's Regional Director, Indonesia. Renowned as one of the most contemporary and connected Indonesian collectors, Mr Tandio will represent Art Stage Singapore in Indonesia, the largest art market within the Southeast Asian region.
Mr Tandio, who grew up in Singapore, will be working exclusively with Art Stage Singapore. With this appointment, Art Stage Singapore strengthens its presence and relationship with the Indonesian art world, assuring the integration of this important market into the Fair and of Singapore as the visual arts hub of the region, said a press statement.
"Art Stage Singapore is not only showcasing Southeast Asia in an international light, but one of its most important responsibilities is to connect and match-make the Southeast Asian art scenes among themselves. In the interest of the entire region, its mission is also to strengthen Singapore as the central hub. I am therefore very glad that Tom is joining us. Indonesia is Southeast Asia's biggest market and Tom is the right man to help us strengthen our ties with Indonesia. In having him as part of the team, Art Stage Singapore is taking the next important step as Southeast Asia's flagship and top international event", says Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and Fair Director, Art Stage Singapore.
"Indonesia is a prominent market for Art Stage Singapore with its Southeast Asian focus. As a presence of Art Stage Singapore in Indonesia, I would like to further develop a personable relationship with the arts community locally whilst facilitating greater exchanges between Indonesia and the region. I am truly excited to introduce the ever-expanding collecting community in Indonesia to other artistic talents in the region via Art Stage Singapore. Equally thrilling for me is to be part of a dynamic team that has its objective to develop and enhance the regional art scene in a meaningful way," says Mr Tom Tandio, Regional Director Indonesia, Art Stage Singapore.