Check out Art Galleries Association Singapore!

The AGAS exists as one voice for art galleries to make representations to various government agencies, arts organisations, media, and the general public both at home and abroad. It is the industry body that governs professional and ethical gallery practice in Singapore and serves to increase public awareness of the roles and responsibilities of art dealers. It is the duty of AGAS and its members to promote art appreciation in the community, enhancing the value and understanding of art and culture in Singapore.


President: Vera Ong (Art-2 Gallery)
Vice-President: Emi Eu (STPI)
Treasurer: Marjorie Chu (Art Forum)
Secretary: David Fu (Linda Gallery)
Chair, Ethics and Professional Practice Committe: Matthias Arndt (ARNDT)
Chair, International Relations Committee: Can Yavuz (Yavuz Gallery)
Chair, Membership Committee: Aniela Raharja (Element Art Space)
Chair, Planning and Development Committee: Benjamin Hampe (Chan Hampe Galleries)
Secretariat: Nadiah Salam (Art-2 Gallery)


The Art Galleries Association (Singapore) (AGAS) is the leading national body representing the interests of gallery owners and operators in Singapore.


1996 Formed in year 1996, AGAS is a non-profit organisation and a registered association with the Registry of Societies
1996 AGAS took part in the Taipei Art Fair, supported and funded by Singapore Trade Development Board
2003 AGAS organised a mission visit to Venice Biennale 2003 for its members
2005 AGAS organised an exhibition at the MICA Building for its members to celebrate the work of young Singaporean artists
2000-2003 The inception of ArtSingapore by AGAS
2004-2010 AGAS handed over the running and organising of ArtSingapore to ArtReach while retaining an advisory role for the selection of exhibitors
2007 AGAS was a member for the Phase 1 development of the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualifications (CI MSTC) managed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA)
2007-2010 AGAS organised Art Walk, a collaboration of AGAS members hosting exhibitions at each of their own galleries over a period of 2 days, during which the public and art collectors could visit on scheduled buses on planned routes
2008-2011 AGAS was a member of the Arts & Culture Manpower Skills & Training Council, managed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)

Membership Application

Galleries which have been in operation for at least 1 year are welcome to submit their application for membership to the secretariat of the Art Galleries Association Singapore. Please download the following application form and send the completed form to

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