One of the key market makers for Southeast Asian art, Wang Zineng led the curation and sale of Southeast Asian art at Christie’s from 2011 to 2016 before founding Art Agenda, S.E.A.. During his time at Christie's, Zineng established numerous record prices for Southeast Asian artists and the largest ever auction sale total for Southeast Asian art in 2015. He also expanded the geographical footprint of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art at auction beyond Singapore and Hong Kong to salerooms in New York and Shanghai, and was the principal driver behind private sales of Southeast Asian art at Christie’s. Zineng previously worked as an independent curator and managed collections acquisition at the National Gallery, Singapore. He has also curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artists at the Singapore Art Museum and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum.
Born in Indonesia and based in Singapore, Jefferson is in a strategic position of being able to navigate these two significant art hubs in Southeast Asia. Graduated with a masters degree in architecture, his interests are however not limited to just the built environment. Jefferson previously interned at Christie's Singapore, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, FARM Architects and Ong&Ong. He also independently manages projects in curation, interior design and graphic design with clients based in Europe and Asia. Jefferson aspires to utilise his multi-disciplinary background to promote the appreciation of Southeast Asian art within the region and beyond.
Well informed in the practical and theoretical concerns of design and architecture, Jefferson creates and manages all aspects of visual, communication, spatial design for Art Agenda, S.E.A., ranging from exhibition layout and aesthetics to catalogues and other visual aids.
Chingyi joined Art Agenda, S.E.A. in August 2018, upon graduating with a BA (Hons) in Art History from the University of Warwick. Her current role sees her working across aspects of research and writing, administration, social media optimisation, and client relations.
Prior to this position, Chingyi had various art world experiences in Europe and Asia – at the 57th Venice Biennale (British Pavilion), in the Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s Hong Kong, and at Gajah Gallery, Singapore. Hoping to share her passion for Asian modern and contemporary art with existing and new clientele, she strives to hone her specialist knowledge in that area to better engage and inspire them.