Kate Cary Evans
Kate Cary Evans is Founder and Executive Editor of Art Radar, an online art newspaper which has been covering Asian contemporary art since 2008.
Kate has studied art appraisal techniques with the Appraisers Association of America in conjunction with New York University. She has studied contemporary Asian art at Sotheby’s Institute in London, curatorship at Hong Kong Art School in association with the Guggenheim.
She helped to organise the Hong Kong editions of Asia Art Forum, a event which brought together curators, scholars and collectors from around the region, has run courses on Chinese contemporary art and collecting for the Asia Society amongst others. See a video of Kate talking about Chinese contemporary art market to the Wall Street Journal. She has participated in scholarly panels around the world most recently Casa Asia at ARCO Madrid.
She has written for the South China Morning Post and Hong Kong Tatler, and many art publications. She founded Art Radar Institute in 2011 and its flagship course the Art Radar Diploma in Art Journalism and Writing now attracts students from all over the world as well as prestigious sponsorship support.
Cassandra Naji is a writer and editor currently based in the United Kingdom. She has a BA in English Literature, a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and a Masters in Theatre, as well as almost ten years’ professional media experience.
Cassandra started her career at Conde Nast Publications in London before moving to Southeast Asia in 2010 to work for a media NGO. She took up freelance writing in 2012, and since then her writing has appeared in magazines such as Pocket Arts Guide Singapore, Review of Contemporary Art Centres and Museums, Southeast Asia Globe, The Culture Trip and AsiaLIFE, among others. Cassandra also pursues her own creative and media projects, including travel journalism and further post-graduate studies.
Originally from New Zealand, Kate Nicholson currently resides in Taichung City, Taiwan, where she has lived since 2009.
She holds a BA in film, television and media studies, and while studying was a regular contributor to a number of New Zealand culture publications including Pavement and Pulp Magazine. In 2006, she co-founded Show Me Shorts Film Festival, which continues to be held once a year in Auckland. This was also the year that she moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she worked for three years as an editor of biographical and reference texts.
Kate joined the Art Radar team as a contributor in January 2010, and became Editor in June of the same year. She left the role of editor in June 2013 and now works as a Course Tutor on Art Radar’s Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 101 programme and as a freelance writer for Art Radar, Surface Asia and Dwell Asia, among other publications.
C. A. Xuan Mai Ardia
C. A. Xuan Mai Ardia is a Vietnamese-Italian from Padova, Italy. She currently resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she has been living since 2009.
Mai holds a BA in Chinese/History of Art and Archaeology and an MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK and an MSc in Development Studies/Conservation of Cultural Heritage from University of Bologna, Italy. She has worked in the conservation of world cultural heritage in Rome and in contemporary art galleries in London, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City.
She joined the Art Radar team as Copy Editor in May 2013, and became Staff Writer in November of the same year.
Kriti Bajaj is passionate about writing, photography and diverse forms of storytelling. She holds an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London (2012) with a focus on media and visual culture, and a BA (Hons) in English literature from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi (2010). In the past, she has worked with the UNESCO Parsi Zoroastrian Project as a research and editorial intern. She is the editor of an online arts and culture publication, Bricolage Magazine, which she founded in March 2013.
She joined Art Radar as a staff writer in November 2013, and currently lives in New Delhi.
Manila-born Joanna has lived in various multicultural cities including Geneva, New York and London. This fed her interest in art, culture, cross-border exchange and other issues related to migration.
She studied English and Art History at the University of Geneva before completing an MA in Journalism from the London College of Communications. She went on to become a senior online editor and freelance writer. She later acquired an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS while working as a media analyst.
She is currently a freelancer, working as a writer, social media and website manager and copy editor with various publications, non-governmental and UN organisations. She joined Art Radar in May 2013.
Malaya del Rosario
Malaya started her art management career in Manila where she coordinated contemporary art exhibits for Galleria Duemila, the Philippines’ longest-running art gallery. She is currently based in Paris and a candidate for an MBA in Art and Cultural Management at Institut d’études supérieures des arts (IESA). She has a keen interest in exploring how art professionals could further use the Internet to communicate cultural projects and artists.
Malaya has also been a freelance writer and photographer for over five years. She joined Art Radar as Editorial Intern in December 2013.
Nooshfar Afnan has been living in Beijing for the past eight years were she has been exploring and enjoying the vibrant art scene. She is a freelance art writer and has been submitting articles and interviews with artists and art professionals to Art Radar since 2010.
She has a Masters degree in Art History from Carleton University, Ottawa and has worked in various roles in galleries, archives and as art consultant and artist representative.
Nathalie Johnston is a researcher and collaborator living in Yangon, Myanmar. Her online platform, Myanmar Art Evolution, was created to bring focus to the talented contemporary artists in Myanmar, as well as provide some historical and regional context within Southeast Asian art. She cofounded the experimental art project 7000 Padauk, and is currently working to found an online art archive in Myanmar, to provide resources for local and international students wishing to conduct research. Nathalie also consults with international galleries to bring focus to artists in the region.
She received her Masters degree from Sotheby’s Institute -Singapore, where she completed her thesis on performance art in Myanmar in 2010.
Christine Lee is an art and design consultant based in New York. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature, a Masters in Communication Design from Pratt Institute, and studied modern and contemporary art and history of the art market at Christie’s Education in New York. Christine worked and trained in galleries based in New York and Seoul, including Haunch of Venison, Arario gallery, Martos gallery and Gallery Sun Contemporary.
She joined Art Radar as a contributor in January of 2013.
Lisa Pollman is a freelance journalist based in the United States. Lisa holds a BA in History and a MA in Asian Studies and is an enthusiastic supporter of emerging artists in Asia and the Middle East.
She joined Art Radar as an Art Journalism student in 2012 and in May 2013 became the site’s first Administrative Assistant. Currently, Lisa writes for several international art and culture sites and searches the globe for unique stories, programmes and projects on behalf of readers throughout the world.
Yvonne is an arts writer and editor currently based in Singapore. In August 2012, she took over as editor of The Muse, a leading arts and culture online publication in Singapore. In addition to being a regular contributor to Art Radar, she is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Art Newspaper China amongst others. Yvonne is also a seasoned corporate and arts & culture communications specialist with over seven years of experience working with clients across a wide range of industries.
Born in Hong Kong, Yvonne has lived in various cultural hubs including London, Beijing, Boston and Washington DC. Heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing, Yvonne’s appreciation for the arts was nurtured from a young age. She holds a MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy & Political Science and East Asian Studies from Boston University.