Associate Professor (A/P) Kwok Kian Chow is the Senior Fellow of the Wee Kim Wee Centre and Programme Leader for the Arts and Culture Management Programme at the Singapore Management University (SMU). A writer, curator and museum consultant with more than 20 years of experience, A/P Kwok was the senior curator (1992 - 1994) of the National Museum of Singapore, Director (1994 - 2009) of the Singapore Art Museum, and Director (2009 - 2011) and senior advisor (2011 - 2015) of the National Gallery Singapore. He played a key role in developing Singapore’s two main public art museums and the six-fold growth of Singapore’s national art collection in the 1990s and 2000s.
A/P Kwok was the commissioner of the first Singapore Pavilion in the Venice Biennale (2001), a three-term board member (2007-2016) of the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), and a founding member of the Asian Art Museum Directors’ Forum (AAMDF). He served on many international boards and committees such as the Asian Art Council of the Guggenheim Museum and the UOB Group Art Committee, and is academic advisor to the Shanghai Academy of Art. He also holds the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Officier and Chevalier titles in the French Order of Arts and Letters.