PANEL OF JUDGES
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited
A pioneer in CSR and sustainability in Singapore for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing City Developments Limited’s sustainability leadership and achieving many firsts amongst Singapore’s real estate companies. These include publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in 2008, initiating the establishment of world’s first green library for kids in 2013 and launching the first green bond by a Singapore company as well as the Singapore Sustainability Academy in 2017. A forerunner in embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Esther was recognized as the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact. Esther sits on board World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, Singapore Green Building Council Board, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Singapore Chapter Board and Global Compact Network Singapore. On the arts front, Esther initiated two national arts competition including the CDL Singapore Sculpture Award in 2002 and Singapore Young Photographer Award in 2006. Committed to empowering women to drive the green agenda, she is also the founder of the Women4Green Network in Singapore.
Yeo Chee Kiong
Singapore Sculptor &
Visiting Assistant Professor
National Taiwan University of Arts
Yeo Chee Kiong is a contemporary sculptor and installation artist who is fascinated with the language and spatial relationship between object, space and authorship. His work destabilises the familiar notions of spatial proportions and perspectives, whilst examining the human conditions in the construction of an extended surreal world. In the course of his career, Yeo has held several appointments including Acting President of the Sculpture Society Singapore (2014), Chairman of Telok Kurau Studios Management Committee (2014 – 2016), Advisor, Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad, London (2011 – 2015), Committee Member of Public Art Appraisal Committee, National Heritage Board, (2010 – 2013), Member of Curriculum Development Advisory Committee of NAFA, Fine Art Department (2011 – 2014, 2019 – 2021), Panel Member of Cultural Medallion Specialist Panel for Visual Art, National Arts Council (2018), Panel Member of Young Artist Award’s Specialist Panel for Visual Art, National Arts Council (2012, 2013, 2016). He is currently the President of the Sculpture Society Singapore (2005 – 2009, 2015 – 2019).
Yeo is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of National Taiwan University of Arts.
A J Suhani Sujari
Educator (National Education)
and District Councillor
South East Community Development Council
Mdm AJ Suhani, an educator by profession and a South East District Councillor, is a strong believer in engaging the community through arts. As Vice Chairman of the Mountbatten Community Arts and Cultural Committee, she was instrumental in promoting arts programme to the masses and has led an award-winning GRC PAssionArts Festival Village in 2018. For 2019, AJ will be leading and curating the PAssionArts Village in Wisma Geylang Serai in conjunction with National Day Celebrations at the Heartlands, using various art forms to engage residents and celebrate the Nation’s milestone.
As an active grassroots leader of Mountbatten Single Member Constituency for more than 20 years, AJ is also passionate about National Education and continues to promote Active Citizenry especially amongst our youths. She welcomes every opportunity and collaborates with various stakeholders and community partners in areas she feels passionate about.
Head, NUS Museum
Ahmad Mashadi is currently the Head of NUS Museum, National University of Singapore. Exhibitions that he has curated and co-curated include Modernity and Beyond: Themes in Southeast Asian Art (Singapore Art Museum, 1996), Cubism in Asia (The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, 2006), Telah Terbit (Singapore Art Museum, 2006), Camping & Tramping Through the Colonial Archive: The Museum in Malaya (2011) and Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art (2016). He also curated Singapore’s participations for Triennale-India (2000), Venice Biennale (2001) and Sao Paolo Biennial (2004). Among committees he is recently involved in includes LTA Art-In-Transit Art Review Panel and Singapore Pavilion Commissioning Panel for the Venice Biennale 2019.
Director, Preservation of Sites and Monuments,
National Heritage Board
Jean Wee is the Director of Preservation of Sites and Monuments at the National Heritage Board, which oversees 70 national monuments and 100 marked sites.
From 2012 to 2015, Ms Wee played a key role in the inscription of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, by overseeing the preparation and submission of the nomination dossier and driving education and outreach on UNESCO World Heritage in Singapore as well as at international platforms. She has served as a judge for selected competitions as well as contributed as a member of the Jury of the URA Architectural Heritage Awards from 2011- 2017.She has also been a governing board member of SEAMEO –SPAFA since 2013.
She was formerly assistant director at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), and was in charge of art education and outreach. She initiated the Art Education galleries at SAM, as well as the Istana Art Event which successfully ran from 2002 till 2008. She continues to represent Singapore’s interests at UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings and as a member of ICOMOS, also sits on the committee for site management for the Singapore Botanic Gardens. She continues to curate temporary and permanent heritage exhibitions that support this broad outreach – including the Istana Heritage Gallery, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall and the upcoming gallery for Raffles Hotel. She has authored Connections: History and Architecture of the former Supreme Court and City Hall, as well co-edited Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture, amongst other essays.
Ar. Tan Szue Hann (Mr.)
Ar. Tan Szue Hann, M. Arch, is Managing Director of MINIWIZ Singapore, a global Circular Economy RD&D design firm that upcycles waste, and from it, creates architecture, interiors and consumer products. He is a Registered Architect, and a Council Member and Chairman, Sustainability, Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).
Szue Hann graduated with M Arch from the National University of Singapore (NUS), with a visiting fellowship to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2007, and a BA Arch (First Class Honours) in 2006. He was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Medal and the Board of Architects Prize.
His current work is in circular economy R&D and design, creating innovative architecture, spaces and products through upcycling waste materials.