The #Girlsrule Philosophy of a Guggenheim Trustee
Trustee of the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, Singapore

Cindy Chua-Tay is the only Singaporean on the Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees and started her passion for art and culture at a young age, when visiting global museums such as Louvre during family holidays.
Having a background in the fashion industry (and being trained in ballet) deepened her eye for beautiful objects and creativity. Her involvement with the Guggenheim started with Chua’s interest and appreciation for the works of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, especially the fascination for his organic structures.
In the press release on her appointment, the Guggenheim Foundation stated to be fond of her experience serving both established and emerging arts institutions and that “she will be especially involved with the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative and its forthcoming exhibition projects focused on Asia”.
Encouraged and accompanied by her husband, Chua-Tay established a significant collection of contemporary art including works by Gerhard Richter, Christopher Wool, Murakami or Cindy Sherman and also regards herself as strong supporter and advocate of women artists. It is not without reason that #girlsrule is her favourite hashtag.

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Seen above st the recent opening of the Art and China After 1986, Theatre of The World exhibition in NYC. This monumental show goes to Guggenheim Bilbao and SFMOMA next year.

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
(I am most encouraged) that female artists are emerging and making an impact and finally having a voice. It’s electrifying. It’s long overdue.

Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
Just checked…12 to go through.

My perfect working outfit…
Jeans, any comfy tee and a Dior jacket (Never goes wrong. Dior makes the most impeccable and well constructed jackets. Always a classic)

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With artist, the brilliant and eloquent Adrian Villar Rohas.

My favourite new brand discovery…
Clean, minimal with an androgynous edge RAEY is exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM I love the label’s crisp silhouettes and its carefully selected luxury fabrics create a collection of effortless everyday pieces!

My everyday online art read is…
Artnet. Larry’s List and any press releases that come from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Your necessary extravagance is
My gym membership and personal trainer. It’s a PAINFUL yet necessary spend.

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Raey by Matches.com

Most ridiculous thing I ever bought…
A Chanel grocery basket. I still love that I have this iconic piece, albeit somewhat ridiculous!

My ultimate secret after long working hours…

Glasses come on, attired in comfy pjs with Apple TV remote in hand! I always look forward to this simple indulgence.

Favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world…
Was Cindy Sherman reimagining Louis Vuitton’s monogram accessories, where you see Cindy once again pushing the boundaries as an image maker. Although not a fashion collaboration, I also adore the Cindy Sherman Dinner Service by Artware Editions. Her Madame Pompadour designs are ostentatious in a glorious way!

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N Dash

My favourite hashtag…
#oldisthenewnew right after #girlsrule

On my office table I always have…

Reading glasses water and some chocolate! Always some chocolates!

The most arty city is…
NYC. There is truly no place like New York!

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Josephine Meckseper

Describe yourself with three emojis…
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Art world gent I would like to have lunch with…
Loic Goucer.

Who are the best dressed in the art world…
JiaJia Fei, Jeffrey Dietch, Alex Branczik, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell, Michael Xufu Huang and Jeff Koons. All different styles. some eclectic, some classic, all divinely stylish!

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
N Dash. Josephine Meckseper. Annika Yii. Rashid Johnson. Louise Lawler. David Wiseman. Sarah Crowner.

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finally with the exceedingly tall and affable Mark Bradford

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Photos by Cindy Chua-Tay