Khai, an internationally renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris; Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art; and Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. He is known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating, influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation. The testament to this approach was the successful curation of LOCK ROUTE, the first international outdoor sculpture exhibition at Singapore’s visual art precinct, Gillman Barracks, which attracted an estimate of 10,000 visitors on opening night in 2017.
His past projects include In Praise of Shadows at sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore (2016); “What happens now?”, Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab (2016); The Light of the Light by Quistrebert brothers (2016); Tianzhuo Chen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Sous la lune, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2015); Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Open SEA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2015); Welcome to the Jungle, Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan (2013); If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); and Negotiating Home, History and Nation, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011).
Khairuddin Hori graduated with a Master of Arts degree from LASALLE in 2006. His most recent solo exhibition, Trading Craft, where he employed six Asian curators as his art-makers was presented by Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore at The Substation Gallery and The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.