We at the Artling are passionate about Art and we aim to provide the best service possible to our clients. We’re always looking out for talented people, join our team!
Talenia Phua Gajardo
CEO / Founder
Talenia is the CEO of The Artling. Half Singaporean and half Chilean, Talenia grew up in Singapore, was educated in Australia and London, where she spent almost a decade, and also worked for several years at architect Zaha Hadid’s eponymous firm, before founding her own architecture and design practice. After returning to Singapore in 2013, she founded The Artling to create an aggregated online platform for discovering contemporary art.
Talenia’s life passions are intertwined with the world of contemporary art, architecture and design. She has served as design judge for the Dezeen Awards, was on Hong Kong’s Design Trust benefit committee and was a Milken Institute Young Leader Circle member. She has spoken at numerous international conferences and has been part of panels for UBS, DBS, The Milken Institute, Frieze, and more.
She is a Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation scholar and received her BA (Hons) Architecture from Central Saint Martin’s in London.
Gallery Director / Co-Founder
Kim is the Co-Founder and Gallery Director of The Artling. She joined the company in 2014 after spending a number of years in the United States and Russia. She oversees The Artling’s online inventory and leads the company’s various consultancy projects across the globe, sourcing and commissioning artworks for clients from Google to Ritz Carlton.
Kim’s expertise in art collecting, Southeast Asia’s regional art scenes, and the crucial synergies between art and technology has been shared on panels and talks across Asia for Hermes, HSBC, Credit Suisse and more.
The Singapore native holds a degree in Art History and Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Chief Technical Officer
Born and raised in Germany, Martin obtained a masters degree in Economics and Information Technology at the University of Applied Science (FHDW). After graduating in 2005, he joined Bayer AG, building financial web-applications. He later moved on to ProUnix GmbH, maintaining a large web-based petition system for renowned German charity organisation “Aktion Mensch”.
While pursuing his corporate career, Martin discovered the Python programming language and began working on commercial side projects. The hobby quickly grew into a full business. In 2010 he visited Singapore and decided start his own web agency in the sunny nation state, and joined The Artling in 2014 as CTO.
To this day, he has advised many Singaporean startups and strives to enrich the local tech scene as the current President of the Python User Group Singapore and organizer of the annual Python Conference in Singapore.
Business Development Europe
Manou joined The Artling team as an Art Consultant during her time in Singapore. Since her move back to Switzerland, she has taken on the role of Business Development in Europe. With a degree in Business from Istituto Marangoni in London as well as a Master’s in Digital Marketing from ESSEC University, she is combining her knowledge in both fields, implementing business strategies with media/marketing techniques as The Artling expands to offer their services in Europe. As the former Managing Editor of the Swiss edition of L’Officiel, L’Officiel Homme & L’Officiel Art, Manou has an extensive industry background ranging from fashion to art and has worked with KOL’s, industry professionals as well as artists & designers first hand on various events and projects.
Senior Gallery Liaison
Having lived in Dubai, London and now Singapore, Madi’s curiosities of the world contribute towards her motivations of constantly seeking fresh new perspectives of the art world. Madi joined The Artling in 2018, and has worked on projects in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea & Australia with private and corporate clients such as JustCo, Jones Lang LaSalle & Shiseido. In 2021, she project managed the The Creative Studio (a four-month arts residency programme launched by The Artling and Straits Clan) and supervised the selected artists throughout the residency.
She received her Masters with a Distinction in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. She previously interned at Contemporary Art Society (UK) and London Art Fair.
Ivy works as a Project Coordinator for the Artling. Born and raised in Taiwan, Ivy received a BA in French Language and Literature at Fu Jen Catholic University, then obtained her MA in Contemporary Art Market at Institut d’ Études Supérieures des Arts in Paris, France. She previously interned at Lili-Ubel Gallery (Paris) and worked as a Project Manager at noiseKitchen Art for 4 years (Taipei, Taiwan).
Poh Peng Yu
Full Stack Developer
With an attraction to software development for his love for games, Peng Yu obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Real-Time Interactive Simulation from DigiPen. He started his career building educational games for an ed-tech startup and got an opportunity to join The Artling as a web developer in 2017. He is now a full stack developer absorbed in exploring the rapidly evolving web development scene.
As The Artling’s Creative Lead, Tina manages all visual elements for The Artling, working with clients for VIP events and consultancy projects. She completed her BA (Hons) in Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts, with a major in Graphic Design. Tina is an interdisciplinary designer, with her works having been showcased at Tokyo Design Week and included in projects in Singapore and Taiwan.