23 Dec 2015

Pearl Lam Galleries announces the appointment of Managing Director – Asia, Josef Ng

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SINGAPORE—Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to announce the appointment of Josef Ng as its Managing Director – Asia. Taking up the position in December 2015, Ng is based in Shanghai and Singapore, and will work alongside Gallery Founder Pearl Lam to develop key frameworks of the galleries, including curatorial and programming, business development, and marketing, across the four major exhibition spaces in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai. Prior to his role at Pearl LamGalleries, Josef Ng has served as the Director of Shanghai Gallery of Art. He also held positions as Artisticand Executive Director of Tang Contemporary Art, Director of Gallery VER in Bangkok, and co-founded an art curatorial/advisoryfirm,ARJHT.He has curated, amongst group shows, solo exhibitions for significant artists, such as Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Yan Lei, Gao Weigang, Hou Chun Ming, Wang Du, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Navin Rawanchaikul, Sakarin Krue-on, and MAP OFFICE. A specialist in Asian Contemporary Art, Josef Ng is listed as one of the 55 cultural voices in Asia by Studio Voice, an Art and Culture publication based in Tokyo.

“I am delighted that Josef Ng has joined us as our Managing Director – Asia. Josef has a strong background and wealth of experience in contemporary art, especially Asian art. I look forward to the invaluable support we can gain from Josef working alongside our team to shift discourses and build upon the significant platforms to further strengthen Pearl Lam Galleries’ profile in the international contemporary art industry.” —Pearl Lam, Founder, December 2015

“I have been highly impressed by the seriousness with which Pearl, the founder herself, and fellow senior directors have been developing a strategy to guide the Galleries’ future respectively in their own countries, clearly about to enter an exciting phaseof its history. At a time when identity, shared culture and values are increasingly relevant to us all, Pearl Lam Galleries is compellingly placed to generate a discourse by reflecting on artistic, cultural and social history—in short, on what binds us together. It is with great excitement that I join Pearl Lam Galleries; it is an honour to lead the Galleries at a particularly vital time in its development, to build upon its remarkable success and accomplishments, and to work with its team in shaping thefuture direction.” —Josef Ng, Managing Director – Asia, December 2015