People’s impact of Sabrina is inseparable from her family’s heritage, but for the age of only 25 she reveals an additional side to be a career female. She practised portray since childhood and majored in art, she use her inventive expertise in company development, pay back higher effort to market the development of art in Macau as to produce an international artwork exchange platform for that metropolis. Sabrina Ho shared with Magazine & More her work experience and plan, as well as her perspective on Macau’s artwork industry.
M&M: You have studied artwork and company. Which one do you like more and why?
S: Both artwork and small business are my favorite subjects. I like art due to the fact I was a child and I chose this as my major in university. Majoring in art does not mean that I have to be a painter, I can practice art in many aspects and integrate it with my lifestyle. Enterprise is also a sector I am interested in, so I am happy to have the opportunity to combine the two sectors. Artwork is my current career. Furthermore, I can apply the professional organization knowledge in the real world because the two sectors are complement of each other.
M&M: Can you talk about your experience working in Poly Macau.
S: Poly Group is a professional company in artwork works auction. The first auction we held in Macau was a big success with the total trading of 245 million Hong Kong dollars, creating the record of highest average trading price of a single art piece in Hong Kong and Macau. When I was preparing the “The First Macao Poly Artwork Auction”, I went to Beijing, Shanghai ,Taiwan and other place with a group of experts to promote the event and visited local artwork collectors to convince them to provide their collections. The purpose was to collect more and better valuable collections for your auction. During the visits, I had the opportunity to meet collectors from different places so that i can know more about the different types of collections and the markets in different places as well as their background and record. My knowledge in art and collection has expanded a lot.
M&M: You worked before in the renovation of Regency Hotel. What inspire you to produce this project and what were your biggest challenges?
S: There are many grand and luxurious hotels in Macau, but we have insufficient young and artistic hotels. The idea of renovating Regency Hotel was originated from art hotels in neighboring areas. In fact, art hotels are very popular in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, etc. It is possible to add artwork elements to hotel designs. Art works are not just for decoration, they are alive and coexist harmoniously with the hotel. You can say they are part of the hotel. By renovating the Regency Hotel, I wish to bring the culture of artwork hotel to Macau and start a new small business model.
The biggest challenge in renovating the hotel is to preserve the original Portuguese architecture style while adding new elements, since the hotel was completed in the 1980s and had a record of 30 years. It is important to maintain the unique Regency style by combining the classical style and art elements naturally.
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