Based in London, Tanya is an independent curator, freelance art writer, and researcher. Drawn to the nuances of artists living in the diaspora, she questions the elitism of established societal and political hierarchies, and is interested in the injustices of discrimination, racism, and class bias. She holds a Masters in Asian Art Histories from Goldsmiths University of London through LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore. In 2019 she was awarded the Winston Oh Postgraduate Research Grant in which she produced a short video on audience reception of Cambodian-American artist Anida Yoeu Ali’s performance, ‘The Buddhist Bug’.
Tanya has lectured at the Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore on contemporary Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo and in 2019 she was the Researcher-in-Residence for the event ‘performance plus’ by MoT+++ in Saigon. More recently she became a regional (APAC) nominator for The Sovereign Asian Art Prize and continues to write for several contemporary art publications while working on curatorial projects with Peruke.
Based in London, Sofia is an art consultant and independent curator who holds a Masters of Asian Art Histories from Goldsmiths University of London through LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. With a passion for Southeast Asia, its histories and its artists, she is steadfast about promoting accessibility to the region’s art scene. In 2016, Sofia founded Art Locker, a Singapore-based art consultancy offering marketing, PR and curatorial advice, as well as artist representation. In 2019 she partnered with Amador Arts Projects on the production of a short video on audience reception of Cambodian-American artist Anida Yoeu Ali’s performance ‘The Buddhist Bug’.
With over a decade in Southeast Asia, Sofia was the Press and Media relations at STPI-Creative Workshop and Gallery for over two years and previously Co-Head of Student Programs for the Singapore Art Museum. More recently she was invited as a guest writer for a new editorial segment for S.E.A. Focus in Singapore, while also working on Art World Database, an online platform for Southeast Asian contemporary artists, and curatorial projects in London with Peruke.
Image courtesy of Peruke Projects, 2022