Dr Susie Lingham will be stepping down as Director of the Singapore Art Museum, a position which she has held since August 2013. Dr Lingham’s last day of service will be on 31 March 2016. Senior Curators Ms Tan Siuli and Ms Joyce Toh will take over the curatorial duties undertaken by Dr Lingham as Curatorial Co-Heads. Meanwhile, SAM CEO Mr Leng Tshua and senior staff will continue to oversee the administrative aspects of the museum.
In her time at SAM, Dr Lingham had provided a new vision and mission for the museum. Under her guidance, SAM’s exhibitions have taken on a thematic approach and engaged with the big ideas that inspire and promote future-forward thinking and discussion. Dr Lingham oversaw the presentation of 13 exhibitions, which were curated to high standards of imagination and realisation, leading to enhanced local and regional recognition for SAM.
In addition, Dr Lingham managed the Singapore Biennale 2013, saw SAM through the corporatisation period, and was instrumental in developing the curatorial model and foundation for the upcoming Singapore Biennale in 2016.
As an artist, writer, educator and curator, Dr Lingham intends to continue her work in these areas after she steps down. The search for Dr Lingham’s replacement will commence soon.