Key Areas of Analysis: 

Digital Disruption 

Global Art Market Trends

Diverse Art and Art scenes


About Reena Devi (b. 1986, Singapore)

3 – 4 minute read

Reena Devi has over ten years of experience across government, media, and freelance roles. Currently, she analyses and identifies disruptions reshaping the global art industry for top drawer international media  ARTnews, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, Hyperallergic, South China Morning Post (SCMP), and more.

She covers art market trends, from the gamification of money to the rise of NFTs to the growing direct-to-consumer model. Reena also analyses the evolving art market and institutional landscape in cities worldwide, such as New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore. Additionally, she writes about diverse art and art scenes across the world. 

She has been invited to discuss her industry analyses on panels at Frieze Seoul, Art Fair Tokyo, and Art Basel Hong Kong. She also shares her insights on international podcasts and broadcast news shows like ArtTactic and Monocle’s The Globalist. 

During the first two years of the pandemic, Reena was tasked with writing a regular series of analyses for Hong Kong art media CoBo Social, exploring various challenges the art world was facing in US, UK, Europe and Asia, such as unemployment, lacklustre art fairs, and museums in crises. She was also invited to examine key trends disrupting the art market in a monthly column Market Chats for CoBo Social in 2021.

From 2018 to 2019, she reported on the fall of Art Stage Singapore and its impact on regional art scene for Hong Kong publication ArtAsiaPacific, foreseeing the the fair’s vulnerabilities at least six months before its demise. 

Reena worked full-time at the Singapore Art Museum and National Heritage Board from 2012 to 2016, after completing her postgraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh. Subsequently, she became a senior reporter at local newspaper TODAY, breaking stories and scoring exclusives while covering the Singapore arts scene. She moved to Yahoo Singapore in 2017, where she was a lifestyle reporter. She pivoted from full-time to freelance in 2018 to gain experience regularly reporting on the global art industry for international media in New York, Hong Kong and London. 

Additionally, Reena edits articles, essays and content for various media outlets and ad-hoc projects.

She can be contacted at for tips, leads, commissions and speaking opportunities.