Who

Art in the Age of Upheaval is a compilation of analytical articles, published from March 2020 onwards on HK art media, focusing on an art world impacted by upheavals and crises such as the global pandemic COVID-19.

All articles are written by Reena Devi (b. 1986), a Singaporean arts journalist and critic. She has been writing for regional and international media such as ArtAsiaPacifc (HK), Cobo Social (HK), Hyperallergic (NY) and Artsy (NY) since 2018.

Reena became a senior reporter at TODAY newspaper (SG) in 2016, fronting the shift to a news oriented coverage of the local arts scene. Reena broke over 15 stories in the span of a year, exploring issues such as cultural leadership, diversity in terms of race, arts funding, censorship and public engagement.

Subsequently, she was a lifestyle reporter for Yahoo Singapore before leaving in 2018 to write about the art world for overseas media.

Reena completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2011 and  worked at the Singapore Art Museum and National Heritage Board from 2012 to 2016.

Her full online portfolio can be found here.