Nampei Akaki


Kee Hong is currently Head of Theatre at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong SAR China. He is responsible for formulating the district’s artistic direction and strategies for Drama and Theatre Arts. In this role, Low has overseen the launch and co-presentation of several international interdisciplinary projects and programmes that engage in new discussion and discourse around contemporary modes of creation. Before joining West Kowloon, Low was the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival from 2009 to 2012. Then organised by the National Arts Council Singapore, the Festival played an important symbiotic and catalytic role in the development of the artistic and cultural life of Singapore. The Festival saw its turning point in 2010 as it embarked on a new phase of development under the leadership of Kee Hong. Key changes and initiatives include turning this international arts platform into a Creation and People’s Festival and a year-long participation program, com.mune to sustain the Festival’s engagement with the public beyond individual shows staged during the Festival period. Formerly, Kee Hong was the General Manager of the Singapore Biennale, developing it from its inception in 2006 to the largest international contemporary visual arts platform in Singapore. As part of Singapore Biennale, Kee Hong was also actively involved in curating and serving as a curatorial consultant to property developers in commissioning iconic permanent public art projects. Clients include Far East Organization for Orchard Central and Sinoland for Fullerton Heritage.