On December 26, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) announced 31-year-old Chi Kai-Yuan the winner of the 2014 Taipei Arts Awards, an annual prize recognizing young Taiwanese artists.
Chinese-Canadian artist, art dealer and television personality Jenny Pat, also known as Fu Lei-lei, passed away in Hong Kong on December 29, 2014, at the age of 33. A memorial service held on the New Year’s Day was attended by immediate family and friends.
On December 30, 2014, Art Basel announced the appointment of Adeline Ooi as its new Director Asia. Having previously managed the organization’s VIP relations in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, Ooi has replaced Magnus Renfrew, who left his post in September 2014.