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Candice started her career in the arts at the Singapore Art Museum, where she fundraised for two editions of the museum's key event - the Singapore Biennale on top of its regular programmes and exhibitions. Her professional career in the arts and culture sector saw her continue her work at the National Heritage Board (NHB) and National Arts Council (NAC), where she administered the Cultural Matching Fund (CMF).

While at NAC, she covered sector development work in the Visual Arts team, where she was part of the team that set up the Singapore Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.

Her keen interest in the Visual Arts also led her to graduate with a Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories. Working closely with artists and bureaucrats allows her to observe the Singapore arts scene from a privileged position. In particular, Candice is interested in external factors that influence the relationship between artists and their practice. This helped shape her thesis The significance of independent art spaces on contemporary art practice in Singapore, which examined Singapore independent art spaces in relation to the development of its art scene.

Since leaving the public sector, she co-founded a lifestyle experience business, The Sundowner. The physical space is an oasis of green floating above the bustling cafes and bars of the Siglap restaurant belt, which offers experience activities focusing on nature, sustainability and the provenance of food.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Science
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories 
LASALLE College of The Arts, Singapore