Art World Database

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Art World Database (AWDB) is an initiative that aims to be the go-to online platform for all information pertaining to Southeast Asian contemporary artists.

Existing sources remain fragmented, providing a compelling opportunity for AWDB to develop a unique and scalable platform that is consolidated, credible, and contributed by the Southeast Asian visual arts community. This synergistic project will focus on three key audiences:


Creating an integrated, welcoming, and accessible platform for new, emerging, and established contemporary artists that increases their visibility on both a regional and global scale Illustration.

Institutions & Organisations

Accelerating links between Southeast Asian artists and the curatorial, mainstream, as well as academic worlds, AWDB seeks to facilitate consolidated accessibility for industry practitioners, the spirit and offerings of the region’s organisations and educational institutions, as well as event details.


Providing a quality database for Southeast Asian art that is both extensive and reliable, to increase knowledge for collectors, about the backgrounds, artworks, practices, and relevancies of artists and organisations.

At present, AWDB is a boutique, self-funded team with great respect for the region, its histories, and its artists. An initiative of Peruke Projects, we hold a vision to do all we are capable of to promote accessibility to the region’s art scene through collaborative efforts with our peers. Data has been gathered, curated, and validated through our extensive Southeast Asian network of artists, galleries, research associates, and proprietary research. We are continually adding information as resources allow, with the objective of becoming the most comprehensive resource for Southeast Asian art.

Please visit Art World Database for our submissions guidelines