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U is for Usha. Usha spent 12 years at the coalface of tax law in Singapore, before she returned to her first love, the arts.…
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P is for Pauline. When her nose is not buried in a book, she can be found perpetually in beginner yoga class, taking long walks…
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Michelle JN Lim is a writer and artist based in Singapore. She was Editor & Producer at Plural Art Mag from 2019 to 2021, and…
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Stephanie Yeap is a writer based in Singapore and is currently Editor at Plural Art Mag. She holds an MA in History of Art from…
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Sheryl Gwee is an undergraduate majoring in Art History and English Literature. She’s especially fascinated by how art creates realities of its own, offering us…
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Naima Morelli is an art writer and curator specialising in contemporary art from Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand. She has…
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Everyone’s a critic, or so they say. But some actually take it up as a profession, and not just in London or New York, but…
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Nicole loved to read Nancy Drew as a child. She would daydream she was a detective like Nancy, feeding her innate desire to ask questions…
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Yun Teng is sometimes a curator, sometimes an artist, sometimes a writer, and sometimes an art manager. She doesn’t believe in choosing one, and that…
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Mansi is a freelance writer with a love for contemporary and conceptual art. She completed her MA at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and…
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Alfonse is a perennial cynic with a seasonal bent for optimism. He writes compulsively and is finishing his Master's Degree in the Fine Art of…
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Megan Miao is an artist, designer, ceramicist and educator based in Singapore. She loves designing beautiful learning experiences for future leaders, making pottery on the…
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A former banker, currently a start-up ranger and forever an art lover, Yi Wen believes 42 is the answer to everything, and that the only…
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Rachel Lim is Managing Editor of Plural Art Mag. Trained in literature and art history, she loves honing the craft of writing and communicating the…
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Amanda Ariawan (b. 1993, Sydney) lives and works in Jakarta as an independent curator, cultural project manager, and art writer. She obtained her MA in…
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As an artist and anthropologist constantly on the move between Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Bethany is curious about everything from noise bombing, performative intervention, alternative art…
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Rachael Chong loves language, art and photography. After earning her degree in linguistics, she taught English and Literature at a secondary school for five years.…
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Deborah Germaine Augustin is a fiction writer who has ventured into creative non-fiction, journalism, and cross-genre work. While her ambitions to be an art history…
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Ng Hui Hsien is an artist, writer, and researcher. Her art practice uses photography as a medium to explore themes such as consciousness, the nature…
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Jenson enjoys the occasional exhibition, as well as discourse on contemporary art. When not trying to play catch-up with the arts scene, he attends his…
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Lizzie Wee is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and writer based in Singapore. She has lived in many cities including KL, Hong Kong, Berlin, Boston, and…
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Carla Castle is a Singapore-based art writer and aspiring curator. Previously based in Tokyo as a filmmaker & producer, Carla is fascinated by new media…
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Dawn attained her Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Curatorship sometime during the pandemic. While still unsure of what she wants out of life, she…
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Richard Horstman (b. 1964 Melbourne, Australia) has over twenty-four years of experience in Indonesia, mainly in Bali. He lives and works as a journalist, art…
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Carla Bianpoen has been a freelance arts journalist of contemporary art since 1990, contributing to various local and international print media, such as The Jakarta…
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Eric Goh is an art writer, critic, and curator from Kuala Lumpur who is committed to the eco-critical turn in art history. He is interested…
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Based in Singapore, Stacy Huang identifies herself as an artist, educator and mediator who combines her various passions into her practice. She adopts the language…
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Shidah is the Nicollò dell'Arca of playdough, a glorified clown, an on-demand storyteller and toilet-humourist to her 2 indefatigable and demanding boys. When she is…
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Joyce has never known how to introduce herself in a few short lines because she’s better at tangents. She graduated from the University of Glasgow…
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Catherine Kausikan is an undergraduate student studying English and Art History. She is interested in museum critique and access, Southeast Asian regionality, and art at…
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Tanya recently relocated to London after 11 years in Singapore and has hopes of becoming a famous writer by the ripe old age of 80.…
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Ellen Lee is a writer and art worker based in Kuala Lumpur. She has a BA in Comparative Literature, and is interested in all forms…
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Ashley contains an eclectic plethora of interesting but essentially useless facts (or so she's been told). She enjoys living vicariously through fictional characters in books…
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Rachel Loh is a photographer, art director, food and set stylist. In her photography practice, she explores intimacy and movement in stillness within the confines…
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Nadra Ahmad is a School of the Arts Singapore student who aspires to be an artist and writer someday. Her artistic practice currently consists entirely…
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Adulaya Kim Hoontrakul is a Bangkok based art curator whose focus is on curatorial activism. She holds a graduate degree in the History of Art…
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Ben Valentine has been working as an independent writer and curator for the last ten years and is currently based in Cambodia. Ben has published…
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Dylan Chan is a Singapore-based artist who graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (Hons). In his works, he…
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Karlo Antonio Galay David recently saw one of his plays staged in Davao City in The Philippines, and he has a fiction collection scheduled to…
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I like in-depth conversations over coffee or wine, and weaving soul into stories. I don't like referring to myself in the third person.
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Born in 2006, Michelle Wang is currently studying at the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA). As an aspiring painter and ceramicist residing in Singapore,…
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Eva
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Eva Wong Nava lives between two worlds. She reads copiously and writes voraciously. She holds an M.A in Art History from The Open University, a…
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Plural Co-Founder Pauline and Plural Editor Michelle writing collaboratively.
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Usha Chandradas and Nadra Ahmad writing collaboratively.
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Wenxin Gao (Wendy) is an art history student currently based in Singapore. She enjoys working on causes related to art and heritage, and is a…
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Aw Ker Wey is a junior college student studying Art in Singapore. She loves art, writing, music, and the people around her, and wouldn't know…
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Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Duong is a multi-disciplinary creative with a background in Theatre and Fine Arts. She explores the intersections between contemporary art and…
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Toh Ee Ming is a freelance journalist in Singapore who writes about culture and society.
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Clara Che Wei Peh currently lives and works in Singapore. She earned her BA in Economics at Yale-NUS College and MA in History of Art…
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Elaine Chiew is the editor/compiler of Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World (New Internationalist, 2015). She has won prizes for her short fiction…
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Pat
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Patricia is a writer with a camera who points it at a subject close to her heart : visual arts. She produces films on art…
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Sean Carballo is an art writer based in the Philippines. He studies English literature at the Ateneo de Manila University. Outside art, Sean loves to…
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With no art history background, Pei Ying writes about the visual arts as she sees and experiences it. When she’s not stringing sentences together, she…
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Sumedhaa is a part-time contributor to and a full-time lover of the arts. When she's not attempting to be a somewhat competent traveller, she is…
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Ang Kia Yee (b. 1996) is an artist, writer, performer, and arts organiser who lives and works in Singapore. Her practice spans text, image, theory,…
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Lin Shiyun is the creative director of 3Pumpkins, a socially-engaged arts company that believes in creating inclusive arts-based platforms that build human relationships and community…
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Our artworld insiders are a pool of anonymous writers and art industry workers, bringing you unvarnished stories and experiences right from the horse's mouth. Got…
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Amanda is an editor and journalist, with extensive experience in writing for trade and features publications. Her particular focus is on arts, culture and social…
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Cheryl wishes she had been raised in a circus. She is a theatre practitioner and circus student passionate about art and photography amongst other things…
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Vanessa is a freelance art curator and writer with a keen interest in current Southeast Asian sculptural practices and intersections with political ecology. She holds…
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Plural Co-Founder Usha and Plural Editor Michelle writing collaboratively.
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Rachel Seah is a doctoral student at the Centre of Chinese Visual Arts in Birmingham School of Art researching on contemporary private photography in East…
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Mary Friday Leadbetter is a perpetual student of Asian Cultures and Arts. Now residing in North Carolina USA, she spent 30 years living in Europe…
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Gillian Daniel is Manager (Curatorial Programmes) at National Gallery Singapore. Her writing has appeared in The Business Times, Elephant Magazine, Blouin ArtInfo, Harper’s Bazaar, and…
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Pamela Ng is passionate about and actively engaged in the arts and social causes. She is a catalyst for deep healing and transformation by empowering…
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Danielle is an art writer based in Phnom Penh. She was born in the pacific northwest of the United States and split most of her…
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Tanya Singh is an art writer, historian as well as a practitioner. Currently, she works as a Project Coordinator for Gallagher & Associates Asia. She…
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Sophie-Isabelle Tan is a final year English Literature and Art History student at Nanyang Technological University who is excited to graduate from the rigours of…
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Malaysian-born Ooi Kok Chuen is the author of the novel, Mahsuri: A Legend Reborn. He has written more than 100 art books and catalogues, and…
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Adrian Ang is a head of the FinTech, Public Policy and ESG Practice Groups of Allen & Gledhill LLP, as well as a member of…
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Christy Zhang is currently an undergraduate studying English Literature and Art History. She thoroughly enjoys how art opens the doors to understanding the world and…
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Cheong Kah Kit is a visual artist based in Singapore. Kah Kit was affiliated with p-10, a Singapore independent curatorial team (2003-2005). In 2016 he…
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A big (over)thinker, Marcus fills up most of his time conceptualising ideas for work but mostly ends up executing 1 out of every 50 of…
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Usha Chandradas and Marielle Descalsota writing collaboratively.
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Katherine Tan Si is a History of Art and English Literature undergraduate, primarily interested in how art relates back to our community, and the dialogue…
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Michelle JN Lim and Seet Yun Teng writing collaboratively.
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Mae Anderson is a champion for philanthropy and visual literacy in Singapore. She serves as the Chairman of Art Outreach, an arts education non-profit established…
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Luke is a compulsive bibliophile who is inexplicably drawn to every bookshop he comes across. He also loves art talks and lectures, and enjoys quiet…
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I'm a lover of art in all its forms – from the emotions in Frida Kahlo’s visual biography to the hard-hitting lyrics in an Architects…
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Stephanie Yeap and Seet Yun Teng writing collaboratively.
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@sgmuseummemes is a human by day and goblin pretty much all the time. Since 2020, they have been roasting museums and the visual arts scene…
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Making your fine art wishes come true. Sharing treasures from my personal collection and beyond. DM to find out more at @littleartgenie on Instagram.
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Lourdes Samson believes a mid-life crisis pushed her to pursue a post-graduate degree in Asian Art History but she still has yet to regret it.…
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Yvonne Wang is a Singapore-based art writer and publicist. In addition to researching and writing about contemporary art for leading publications, she also collaborates with…
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Helmi Yusof is the lifestyle deputy editor of The Business Times. He writes on culture, lifestyle and business. This piece is written in his personal…
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Editor Stephanie Yeap and writer Sheryl Gwee writing collaboratively.
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Armed with a Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories, Yvonne discovered her artistic inclinations in recent years. A marketing and communications professional, she vivaciously…
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Shrestha is better-known as ‘Shre’ amongst friends and people who simply cannot and will not say her name properly in any part of the world.…
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Hannah Jade is a writer and aspiring art curator based in Singapore. She is drawn to Southeast and East Asian artworks and antiquities, as well…
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Plural Editor Michelle and Plural Editorial Associate Nadra writing collaboratively.
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Layla Duckett is in the final year of her undergraduate degree, studying History of Art at UCL. Her interests include modern and contemporary Southeast Asian…
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Lee Weng Choy and Samantha Cheh, writing collaboratively. Samantha Cheh is an educator and writer based in Kuala Lumpur. Her journalism about the intersections of…
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Syar S. Alia is a writer, facilitator and tarot reader based in Kuala Lumpur. She wants to tell impactful and engaging stories that matter and…
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Kimberly Chan is an artist-curator with a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices from NTU. Her practice focuses on the intersection of…
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Karin G. Oen is Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, where she co-curated the sound project Free Jazz III. Sound.…
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Zoe Butt and Lêna Bùi writing collaboratively. Lêna Bùi is a visual artist based in Saigon, Vietnam. Her practice is deeply fascinated with intangible aspects…
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Weng Choy and Team Plural (Pauline, Usha and Michelle) in conversation
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Samantha Cheh is an educator and writer based in Kuala Lumpur. Her journalism about the intersections of technology, business and society has been published by…
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Sacha Tan is an incoming medical student and freelance video producer, who has been doing a video production internship with Plural for the past few…
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Victoria Hertel Velasco is a German-Venezuelan sensory installation artist based in Singapore. In her work, she constructs interactions between diverse material realms to expand our…
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Paul Tan is Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Planning & Corporate Development), National Arts Council
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Amber Lim is a Visual Arts student from the School of the Arts, Singapore. She finds great joy in language and literature, and likes to…
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Like all Sabahans, Emily loves stories, both hearing and sharing. She likes to think of herself as a kaleidoscope, one that ranges around a spectrum…
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Kwok Kian Chow (he/him) is the founding director of Singapore Art Museum and board member of Global (De)Centre. Shirlene Noordin (she/her) runs a PR consultancy…
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Dr. Yanyun Chen (Singapore) is a visual artist, researcher, and professor. She received the prestigious Singapore National Arts Council Young Artist Award (2020) and ArtOutreach…
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Sophie and Usha, writing collaboratively
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Megan Miao and Sam Tan run Eastfield Ceramics, a Singapore-based pottery practice making functional pottery inspired by delicious food, flavour and home life. Sam loves…
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Yasha dabbles in many crafts, but is a veritable master of none. Apart from writing, she enjoys illustrating, potting (at @yashaspots), and recently, basket-making. One…
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Michelle JN Lim and Sophie-Isabelle Tan writing collaboratively. Michelle JN Lim is a writer and artist based in Singapore. She is Editor at Plural Art…
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Ho Yi Jian grew up on the edge ... of the Malay-speaking and Chinese-speaking lines of Cheras, KL. Harbouring an interest in board game design…
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Nathalie Johnston fell in love with Myanmar at age 13 and it has pretty much defined the trajectory of her life ever since. After completing…
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Estee Ho is a content creator with a background in digital marketing. Her interest in “all things Korean” led her to obtain Master’s Degree in…
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On most days, she makes art. On some days, she sees art. @xiaocong.ge
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Zedeck Siew is based in Port Dickson, Malaysia, and has been a journalist, editor, fiction writer, translator, and game designer. His first book, in collaboration…
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As a junior reporter in Kuala Lumpur, Mae once asked the question, "Why do people invest in art?" Eight years later, it's been a mad,…
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Nalina Gopal is an independent curator and researcher focused on social history and art, particularly of South Asia and its diaspora. She is founder of…
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Usha Chandradas and Tanya Singh, writing collaboratively.
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Edoardo is a writer currently residing in Singapore. He has Italian roots but has spent most of his life in Singapore. He mostly covers the…
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The Director of Museum MACAN, Aaron Seeto, has a vast experience working to advance the goals of contemporary art organisations and curating significant exhibitions of…
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Amanda Juico Dela Cruz is an art, creative, and academic writer. Regularly contributing for Art+ Magazine. Co-authored the “Pamana ng Buhay: The Living Heritage of…
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Chong Jing, a writer based in Singapore, recently graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies. Art is his…
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Monika R is a creative writer and a loving cat owner. She is constantly thinking up alternative realities but only manages to pen down a…
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Dewi loves all art but has a soft spot for Indonesian art. She studied history but has worked in film, arts management, in a bank…
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Fresh out of university with a BSc(Hons) in Sport Science and Management specialising in Management with a Minor in Art History, Alëna Rae Ong embraces…
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Ben Valentine and Lee Weng Choy writing collaboratively. For the last ten years Ben has published, presented, and organised events around the world and is…
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Jeremy, at an age where he should know better, often takes the path of greatest resistance. From rebooting a career to re-doing edits at 5am,…
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