Collectors’ Insights: Lito Camacho, Kim Camacho, and Kenneth Tan

Held once a year during Singapore Art Week in January, this session is a platform for prominent collectors to share the philosophy behind building their outstanding private collections.



About the speakers:

Husband-and-wife Lito and Kim Camacho have accumulated one of the most important private collections in the Asia-Pacific region; notably including major works by teamLab, Yayoi Kusama, and Gutai works. Both their Kusama and Gutai collections have been shown at the Ayala Museum, Philippines. Their collection also includes seminal works of the American Abstract Expressionist, Alfonso Ossorio, as well as fine selections of Filipino and Southeast Asian artworks.


Kenneth Tan is a fund manager based in Singapore, who began actively collecting art since 2002. The private collection diversely represents more than 80 artists from Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas; consisting of over 250 works by Natee Utarit, Suzann Victor, Edmund de Waal, Robert Mapplethorpe, Takesada Matsutani, Jose ‘Jojo’ Legaspi, Jonas Wood, and Wong Hoy Cheong. Ken’s most recent addition are two historical works by American artist Jennifer Bartlett.


Read the transcript of the panel talk here.