Sekel Media [Asia] is a boutique art consultancy agency that offers integrated turnkey art advisory, art and project development and management and film production services that include an integrated marketing and communications strategy. Sekel Media also produces of films on art and uses trailers and short films in its projects to increase marketing visibility. Its films have been screened in Europe and various parts of Asia including Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.
Sekel Media has collaborated on art projects that span from Switzerland to Hong Kong, Indonesia to Singapore. Sekel Media's projects have been supported by the Media Development Authority, National Arts Council and Singapore Tourism Board and widely covered by the media including the BBC, The Al Jazeera, Mediacorp TV, Mediacorp Radio, Business Times, The Art Newspaper [London], ArtInfo.com, ArtAsiaPacific and ArtDaily.
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Patricia is a seasoned arts manager, film producer and author. She started the Leading Patrons of Asian Art In Conversation series of films and publications. Prior to working on this, Patricia contributed to Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Financial Times and Art Market Report on the Asian art market and scene. She was introduced to the Southeast Asian art world through her columns Asian Insider and Collectors' Guide to the Southeast Asian art market for Flash Art and C-Arts. She also created Southeast Asia’s first modern and contemporary art indices based on regional auction prices. Her published articles and public lectures on the Southeast Asian art market inaugurated ways of advancing the study of art and market via quantitative data analyses and primary field work.
Patricia’s foray into the world of visual arts started with her involvement as the Founding General Manager of Sculpture Square, a contemporary art space in Singapore, developed with funding support from City Developments, WingTai Asia, Far East Organisation, Lee Foundation and Singapore Tourism Board. Patricia was involved in Sculpture Square for 6 years, from its inception till 3 years after opening in 2001. It was a post she concurrently held with her portfolio in WingTai Asia. There, she was responsible for working with regional artists and curators on exhibitions programmes, fundraising/ sponsorship, operations, publicity and education. Patricia started Square Fridays, a monthly gathering of sculptors and artists over drinks. She was also known for developing Sculpture Carnival, an art education event that attracted 6000 children over 4 days every year.
Apart from her art involvement, Patricia also had extensive experience in the communications industry, having headed the regional corporate communications function in publicly-listed WingTai Asia. She also worked at the InterContinental Hotels Group. She graduated summa cum laude from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a Master’s degree (Distinction) in Art Business. Patricia's projects have been funded by public grants including those from Media Development Authority, Singapore Tourism Board and the National Arts Council.
Her film, The 24-Hour Art Practice was screened at the Authentication in Art Congress 2016 in the Hague, to an audience of art experts. Her short film, Uli Sigg : China's Art Missionary, and publication, Uli Sigg In Conversation : Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art were launched in May 2014 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Both films will be screened at ASIA NOW in Paris in October 2018.