Young Artist Award: The next wave

Weixin Quek Chong
Weixin Quek ChongST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
He Shuming
He Shuming ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Emily Koh
Emily KohPHOTO: ARAM BOGHOSIAN
Tan Wei Keong
Tan Wei KeongST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Gabriel Chan
Gabriel ChanST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The Young Artist Award, introduced in 1992, is given to young arts talents aged 35 and younger. The award, which comes with a trophy, a certificate and a $20,000 grant, is meant to encourage young practitioners to further their work in various fields.

Quek holds a Master of Arts specialising in Fine Art, Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London and received a National Arts Council Arts Scholarship in 2012. She is also the winner of 2018 President's Young Talents Grand Prize.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2019, with the headline 'The next wave'. Print Edition | Subscribe