Director, Chan + Hori Contemporary
Since the beginning of 2018, Lisa Polten is Director at Chan + Hori Contemporary, an art gallery aligned itself with current national and international art and culture discourses, actively collaborating with artists, institutions, art councils and corporate entities. It involves art in everyday experiences through newly commissioned works for open spaces, special exhibitions on pertinent socio-political themes and programmes such as dialogues and discussions to instigate new thoughts and opinions.
She is the Project Manager of “Atypical”, a travelling exhibition (Moscow, Yangon; Mumbai, 2018/19) curated by Khai Hori for “Passion Made Possible”, the destination brand by Singapore Tourism Board and Economic Development Board.
In 2018 she curated the group show “Size Matters. A Question of Scale”, discussing one of the issues most central to the making and reception of art: Size and Scale.
She has previously worked as Gallery Director for ARNDT Fine Art, Singapore (2016-17) as well as Gallery Manager for ARNDT Berlin, Germany (2011-16).
In 2013 she co-conceptualized the annual exhibition series “Berlin Masters”, showcasing the most promising master students from two of Berlin’s universities of fine arts. Young talents such as Julian Charriere (Venice Biennale 2017, Arsenale) and Jeewi Lee (Villa Romana resident 2018, Florence, Italy) were firstly presented to a wider audience.
She is a trained Art Historian and holds a M.A. and B.A. in History of Art from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.