ABOUT ART EXPO MALAYSIA PLUS
The Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) is celebrating its 11th edition in 2017 as the longest running international art fair in Southeast Asia, a rainbow package of art from the East and West, from the South and Central America, apart from Central Asia. This year, the art fair runs from October 12 to 15, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), featuring 70 established and reputable art galleries / groups from 25 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation and photography) under one roof.
The Art Expo Malaysia Plus is an upgraded art fair in standards and procedures with a spruced up presentation. Also, ensuring that more reputable artists, bona-fide better run galleries and artwork stipulations get priority. Last year, there were more than 25,000 visitors flocking the art fair.
Datuk Sim Tiak Choo, Vincent
Founded Art Expo Malaysia in 2007. Event organising chairman of 1st Malaysia World Art Tourism Expo 2006. Co-founder (together with Lim Eng Chong) and Director of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers. Founder-chairman, Yayasan Seni Li Chi Mao. Vice president, Malaysia-China Culture & Arts Association. Committee member, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce. Committee member, Malaysia-China Friendship Association.
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Master strategist of Art Expo Malaysia. Transformed the fair into a sustainable business, which has propelled the local art industry into greater eminence. Instrumental in getting participation of reputable galleries at home and abroad, acquiring sponsorships, bringing structure to the organisational system, building valuable connections with specialists and experts from various fields, and forming links with media, resulting in strategic outreach across 62 countries. Publisher of Malaysia Art Gallery Guide magazine.
Came aboard Art Expo Malaysia in 2009. Speeding up and intensifying the strategies in diverse areas, enlarging the pool of collectors, project management, and obtaining bigger sponsorships. Featured in many major media channels, highlighting the uniqueness of the fair and its exhibits. Executive Director of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers. Judge, art competition; curator, art exhibitions.