Academic Advisory Board
Patrick Gillot, Director
Former Business Development Director of ArtAsiaPacific magazine, Patrick Gillot now serves as a director of the artasiapacific foundation. In this role, he advises on the foundation’s finances and overall mission, bringing a wealth of international business experience and strategic planning assets to the board.
Mr. Gillot comes from a successful background in the finance and banking industry, where he currently is CEO Hong Kong and Head of Global Markets, Asia for First Abu Dhabi Bank. Prior to this role, he was a non-executive director at China Citic Bank International, COO Asia-Pacific and Hong Kong Branch CEO at BBVA and CEO Japan at Standard Chartered Bank. He was educated at Univeristy of Oxford’s Said Business School, HEC Paris and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). Mr. Gillot also served as chairman of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Charity Foundation in the early 2000s.
Elaine W. Ng, Director
Elaine W. Ng is the editor and publisher of ArtAsiaPacific, a 25-year old publication dedicated to contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. In the mid-1990s she worked at Hanart TZ Gallery, one of the first pioneers of contemporary art from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. From the 2001-2002 Ms. Ng managed Videotage, one of Asia’s first non-profits for film, video and new media, founded in 1983. Ms. Ng has curated programs and presented papers on contemporary art in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. Ms. Ng has also been a jury member of UNESCO Digital Arts Award (2003) at IAMAS, Gifu, Japan, Ars Electronica Prix Ars (2004, 2005, 2007) in Linz, Austria; Abraaj Capital Art Prize in Dubai, UAE (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); and in Hong Kong, the SCMP Art Futures (2009, 2010), Societe Generale Chinese Art Award (2010); Lane Crawford Art Futures (2011), Art Basel Hong Kong Discoveries Prize (2012, 2013, 2014), Art Central RISE Award (2016) and the Ateneo Art Awards Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism, Philippines (2016, 2017).
She currently sits on the advisory board of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, New Hall Art Collection at Cambridge University, and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. Additionally, Ms. Ng is a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts and acts as a mentor to art students for the mentorship program initiated by Seoul National University and Hyundai Motor Company. She is also a board member of Asia Art Archive in America, where she serves as secretary.
Tony Albert, artist, Sydney
Rasheed Araeen, artist, London
Siah Armajani, artist, Minneapolis
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, artists, Brisbane
FX Harsono, artist, Jakarta
Salima Hashmi, artist, curator and educator, Lahore
Ho Siu Kee, artist and professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hou Hanru, international curator and artistic director of MAXXI, Rome
Alfredo Jaar, artist, New York
Eungie Joo, curator of contemporary art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mami Kataoka, chief curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Kimsooja, artist, Seoul and New York
Lee Ufan, artist, Tokyo and Paris
Song Dong, artist, Beijing
Russell Storer, senior curator, National Gallery, Singapore
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, artist and filmmaker, Chiangmai
Wong Wai Yin, artist, Hong Kong