Art Radar Asia

Contemporary art trends and news from Asia and beyond

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  • About Art Radar Asia

    Art Radar Asia News conducts original research and scans global news sources to bring you selected topical stories about the taste-changing, news-making and the up and coming in Asian contemporary art.


Art Radar Asia Editorial Management

Kate Cary Evans
Founder and Executive Editor

Art Radar Asia was founded in 2008 by Kate Cary Evans. Kate is originally from the U.K. and has been living in Asia since 1992. Her resume includes studying contemporary Asian art at the Sotheby’s Institute in London, and art appraisal at New York University. Her writing can be found in the South China Morning Post, Tatler publications, and Saatchi’s online magazine. She can also be found organising Asian art events, including an edition of the Asia Art Forum lecture series in Hong Kong.

Kate Nicholson
Editor; Writer and Arts Researcher

Kate is the editor and a writer and researcher for Art Radar Asia, currently residing in Taichung City, Taiwan. Prior to working for Art Radar she worked as an editor and freelance writer in the New Zealand and Australian magazine and book publishing industries.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Regular contributors

Ananya Mukherjee
Writer and Arts Researcher

Ananya spends her time between New Delhi and Boston and is a writer and arts researcher for Art Radar Asia. She has produced art and travel programming for television and is currently a graduate student of Visual Culture Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Julie Anne Sjaastad
Writer and Arts Researcher

Julie Anne Sjaastad

Julie Anne spends her time between Sweden and Germany, but is currently in Beijing, China. She is a writer and researcher for Art Radar Asia. She is a graduate student of Culture and Media Production at the University of Linköping, Sweden.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Carmen Bat Ka Man
Writer and Arts Researcher

Carmen is a Hong Kong based writer and an arts researcher for Art Radar Asia. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Occasional Contributors

Sylvia Xue Bai

Writer and Arts Researcher

Sylvia is currently based in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. She will be pursuing a Masters degree in Modern/Contemporary History of Art at Christie’s Education London in fall 2010. She has had various cross-cultural roles in the art and culture fields. Prior to this, Sylvia worked in banking in London for two years.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Past Contributors

Erica Holloway
Writer and Arts Researcher

Erica was a writer and researcher for Art Radar Asia during the 2010 summer and is based in Austin, Texas. She is a studio art and Japanese language major at the University of Texas at Austin.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Maya McOmie
Writer and Arts Researcher

Maya McOmie

Maya spends her time between Tokyo and Portland, Oregon and was a writer and researcher for Art Radar Asia during the 2010 summer. She is currently pursuing a major in English and minor in Art and Art History at Lewis and Clark College, College of Arts and Sciences, in Portland.

Read her stories on Art Radar Asia.

Erin Wooters
Writer and Arts Researcher


Erin was a Hong Kong-based writer and arts researcher for Art Radar Asia. Originally from the US, she is currently pursuing her graduate studies in arts management at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has a BFA in Design Communications with a business emphasis.

Chris Moore
Writer and Arts Researcher


Chris is a writer and a partner in the contemporary art investment firm He lives in Shanghai and specializes in contemporary Chinese art.

Wendy Ma
Writer and Arts Researcher


Wendy was a writer and arts researcher for Art Radar Asia. Raised in Beijing and California, she graduated with a business degree from Hong Kong, and will be pursuing her passion for art in Paris.

Rosemary Marland
Writer and Arts Researcher

Rosemary was a writer and arts researcher for Art Radar Asia based in Montreal, Canada. She spent six months in Shanghai working in galleries, and wrote her M.A. in Art History on collectors of contemporary Chinese art.

Sam Fox
Writer and Arts Researcher

Sam was a writer and arts researcher for Art Radar Asia based in Singapore. He just finished his Masters Degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art where he wrote his dissertation on the validation system  for contemporary art from Indonesia and the Philippines.

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  1. Saffronart said

    Saffronart recently held an interactive seminar on Modern and Contemporary Indian Art Today at the Saffronart Gallery in London. This discussion is part of a series of interactive seminars hosted around the world by Saffronart, as part of its efforts to increase awareness and broaden the discourse surrounding modern and contemporary Indian art.

    In this panel, the participants – Amrita Jhaveri, Girish Shahane and Dinesh Vazirani, engaged with the words ‘Modern’ and ‘Contemporary’ and explored how they fit with Indian art, in order to gain a more comprehensive insight into the ways in which Indian art is classified and understood. All three participants are regarded amongst the foremost experts in Indian art. The panel discussion coincided with the Frieze Art Fair (15 – 18 October, Regent’s Park), a showcase of contemporary art in London.

    The hour-long audio discussion has been uploaded on the Saffronart website, along with the transcript. We would appreciate if you could provide a link to the discussion on your website. The same can be accessed at

    About the participants

    Amrita Jhaveri is an expert in modern and contemporary Indian art. With over a decade of experience, including five years at a leading auction house, she founded AM art India Private Limited in 2005. Since 2000, Amrita has actively built a private collection of art and advised other collectors on the same. She is the author of 101: A Guide to 101 Modern & Contemporary Indian Artists.

    Girish Shahane is a Mumbai based art critic, writer and cultural commentator. He writes and speaks about Indian art, and was Editor of Art India magazine. He currently contributes a column to the Mumbai edition of Time Out. Girish studied English Literature at Elphinstone College, Bombay University, and the University of Oxford.

    Dinesh Vazirani is CEO and Co-Founder of Saffronart, and an active participant in the development of the Indian art industry. A frequent speaker and a leading industry expert, Dinesh has been collecting and promoting Indian art for the last fifteen years.

    About Saffronart

    A global company with deep Indian roots, Saffronart was founded in 2000 on the strength of a private passion. Remaining committed to this passion and personal values, today Saffronart is a strong and successful international business that both embraces and drives change.

    A pioneer of online art auctions, Saffronart has set global pricing benchmarks and transformed the landscape of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, making it accessible to connoisseurs and collectors around the world. Its robust online auction platform and secure technology offers a personal, intuitive and effortless bidding and buying experience for clients.

    With its online presence, and offices in Mumbai, New York and London, Saffronart has broadened and simplified access to Indian art and jewelry. Responding to the needs of today’s collectors, Saffronart also offers services such as art advisory, private sales, appraisals and valuations, and specialized art storage.

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