Originally from the USA but based in Asia since 1998, Jim Amberson is a Director in a Multinational Insurer. He has been actively collecting Southeast Asian contemporary art for more than 15 years, acquiring works by Dinh Q. LĂȘ, Sopheap Pich, Handiwirman Saputra, Teng Nee Cheong, and Yee I-Lann, amongst many others. Amberson’s interest in the region extends to a Masters of Arts Degree from the National University of Singapore in Southeast Asian Studies and publications that include “Deep S.E.A.: Contemporary Art from South East Asia” and “The Little Red Dot: Becoming a Red Hot Home for Art”. Amberson is frequently invited to panels to speak on collecting Southeast Asian art, and has loaned his collection to numerous international exhibitions. Amberson has joined the Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee of the Tate Modern, London.