Javelyn Ramos, Freelance Contributor
Javelyn Ramos, “Jv” to her friends, was born and brought up in Manila. She is a non-fiction writer and journalist by day, and develops her fictional and illustrative pieces and works on commissioned art-related books by night. In 2012, she joined Expat Communications, Inc., the longest running publication to cater to the international community in the Philippines.
In 2013, Javelyn published a book on Philippine cinema’s “Golden Age” with professor Kathy Almajose, entitled Kakaibang Tingin, Kakaibang Titig. She began contributing to Art Radar in 2014, with the aim of learning about and promoting art and artists from the “East”.
Andrew Stooke, Freelance Contributor
Andrew Stooke is an artist educator and writer based in Shanghai and London. He is currently Director of Art at Dulwich College Shanghai. Previously, he directed the pioneering programme of artist residencies in education at the Oliver Holt Gallery, Dorset, UK. Andrew was part of the curatorial team that produced “ExLab” – art/science collaborations on the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site – for the London Olympics.
As well as contributing to Art Radar, his writing on art and media can be found in Art Galleries Magazine (Asia), Art Monthly, Public, The British Art Journal, Engage Journal, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and online on The Guardian, New Statesman and Randian. His work in visual art and media has featured in recent exhibitions and festivals in Bilbao, Basel, Berlin and Shanghai.
Ambika Rajgopal, Freelance Contributor
Ambika Rajgopal, originally from New Delhi, currently resides in London. She has an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MSc in Art, Law and Business from Christie’s Education, London. Ambika has previously worked in the Indian and Islamic Department at Christie’s, South Kensington, London. In addition to this, she has written extensively on art, with a special focus on the Asian art scene. Alongside Art Radar, she has written for Saffronart Blog, Avenir and The Culture Trip.
In 2015, Ambika, in collaboration with Delhi Art Gallery, wrote a monograph on the Bombay Progressive modernist Krishen Khanna, which was published by the gallery. Ambika has previously worked in London, New Delhi and Frankfurt.
Christina Ayson, Freelance Contributor
Born and raised in the Bay Area, California, Christina began studying art history and curatorial practice in New York. She has extensive experience working in museums including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Art, New York and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California. As the Art Programme Coordinator of a non-profit organisation for people with disabilities, she curated exhibitions for artists with disabilities helping them receive recognition throughout the Bay Area community.
Christina is currently a Master’s Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her interests are in curatorial pedagogy as it pertains to the distribution and reception of artists of colour, contemporaneity and affective labour. She hopes to develop a wider understanding of intersectional transnational politics and its affect on art, art history and artists.
Durriya Dohadwala, Freelance Contributor
Durriya Dohadwala was born in Pakistan, grew up in Tanzania, and is now based in Singapore. She has been working in arts education and appreciation since 2006: as board member at Art Outreach, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches art appreciation in public schools for free; as a docent at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and as an editor and freelance arts writer for local as well as international print and online arts publications.
She holds an MA in Asian Art Histories from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.
Nathalie Johnston, Freelance Contributor
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 co-founded 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.
Yvonne Wang, Freelance Contributor
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. Yvonne is a graduate of Art Radar‘s Diploma in Art Journalism and Writing, and 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 and 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 an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in Philosophy & Political Science and East Asian Studies from Boston University.