Eugene Tan is a Singapore-based critic and curator. His previous appointments include Director of Exhibitions, Osage Gallery (Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai), Programme Director for Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art – Singapore and Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Manchester. He was also co-curator of the inaugural Singapore Biennale in 2006 and curator for the Singapore Pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Recent thematic exhibitions he has curated include “The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today” (2010), “Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia” (2008) and “Always Here but Never Present: Art in a Senseless World” (2008), as well as solo exhibitions by Lee Mingwei (2010), Jompet (2010), Charwei Tsai (2009), Nipan Oranniwesna (2009) and Wilson Shieh (2009). He is co-author of the publication “Contemporary Art in Singapore” (2007) and has written for exhibition catalogues and publications, including art journals such as Art Asia Pacific, Art Review, Broadsheet, C-Arts, Contemporary, Flash Art, Metropolis M and Modern Painters.