Sarah Abu Bakar is a Malaysian art writer, curator and consultant based in Kuala Lumpur. Specialising in Malaysian art with keen interest in Southeast Asian art, her activities encompass cultural strategy in the field of visual arts and collaborations with art professionals and collectors within the region.
Her unique position in the emerging art market began in 2012 when she worked as a specialist in Malaysia’s pioneering art auction house, Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers until 2015.
In 2016, she embarked on a management role at The Edge Galerie and The Edge Auction (a subsidiary of publishing company The Edge Media Group) until the gallery’s permanent closure in May 2019. During her tenure at The Edge Galerie, she was actively involved in exhibition programming and publishing as well as sourcing for artwork consignments for The Edge Auction. She was also a contributing writer for The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Singapore supplement, Options.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in Fine Art from University of Central England (now Birmingham City University), United Kingdom.