Element Art Space opened in October 2009 as one of the first modern and contemporary South East Asian art galleries in Singapore. Our inaugural exhibition, “Harmony,” featured the works of 33 international painters and sculptors, some of which had never been seen in Asia—the marble sculpture by Fernando Botero and the goldplated sculpture by Marc Quinn. In recent years, Element Art Space has been the proud venue for groundbreaking exhibitions such as the largest contemporary Indonesian art showcase in Singapore at the time—“Recent Art from Indonesia: Contemporary Art Turn” in 2010 with 40 emerging and established artists, “Selected Singapore Master Artists” paid tribute to 18 first and second generation Singapore artists who have pioneered the arts scene here. To accompany these exhibitions, we also offer art residencies to artists from the region and dedicate at least one charity showcase annually. We are a training ground for contemporary art and a space for art exchange to many innovative and emerging artists from the region. We continually aim to be a fluent passageway to artists, galleries and collectors to the rest of the world.
Aniela Rahardja, was born in Jakarta (Indonesia), trained as a chemical engineer at Case Western Reserve University and also graduated with a degree in Art History before coming to the UK in 2006 where she completed her Masters at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) from 2006-07.
Together with getting her degrees, Aniela has worked in institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Singapore Art Museum, the Alkazi Collection and Christie’s in London. Aniela has also curated a number of public exhibitions. In 2005 she organized an exhibition of works by recent graduates of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts at the Singapore Art Museum. When possible, she continues to curate exhibitions at the gallery today.