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About Reena Devi (b. 1986, Singapore)
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Reena writes about disruptions reshaping the art world for international media in New York, Hong Kong and London, such as ARTnews, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, Hyperallergic, and South China Morning Post (SCMP).
She covers global art market trends from the gamification of money to the rise of NFTs to the growing direct-to-consumer model. Reena also reports on the evolving art market and institutional landscape in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Additionally, she writes about diverse art and art scenes across the world.
She has been invited to discuss her art market reporting at art fair panels such as Frieze Seoul, Art Basel Hong Kong. She also shares her insights on podcasts and broadcast news outlets 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 challenges the art world was facing in US, UK, Europe and Asia, such as unemployment, lacklustre art fairs, and the ongoing digital disruption. She was also invited to analyse the art market’s major trends and technological awakening 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 related issues in the regional art scene for Hong Kong publication ArtAsiaPacific.
Prior to this, 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, before leaving to write about the art world freelance.
Additionally, Reena edits articles, essays and content for international media and ad-hoc projects.
She can be contacted at email@example.com for tips, leads, commissions and speaking opportunities.