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Artesan is an art gallery and studio based in Singapore, specializing in Contemporary Pan-Asian Art. Since its inception in 2005, its main emphasis has been Filipino artists. Since 2010, it commenced to showcase artists from other areas such as Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia. For the past fourteen years, Artesan Gallery + Studio has engaged in major collaborations with the National University Museum, National Arts Council of Singapore, The Lee Foundation in Singapore, LASALLE College of The Arts ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), The National Center & Community for the Arts in the Philippines, INSEAD Singapore, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, the Nanyang Technological Institute, and the prestigious Ateneo Art Gallery in Metromanila. It has showed 11 artists in the Florence Biennale in 2015, and has exhibited 5 artists at the Palazzo Mora in 2017, and 2019, during the Venice Biennale.
Artesan is also the founder of REAP (Residency & Exchange Art Program) in Singapore, as well founder of Art-on-Tour, the first roaming gallery in Asia.
In June 2012, Artesan opened its second gallery at the famed Raffles Hotel Arcade located in the heart of Singapore to elevate the perception of the thriving Asian art community both locally and internationally.
In July 2019, Artesan opened its new space at the iconic Esplanade, renewing its commitment to spread the fascination and appreciation for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art.
(Background Image: March of The Sycophants by Iggy Rodriguez, Oil on Canvas, 2014)