Reena Devi (b. 1986) is a Singaporean arts journalist and critic. She writes for regional and international media such as ArtAsiaPacifc (HK), Cobo Social (HK), Hyperallergic (NY) and Artsy (NY).

Reena is known for her fact-finding analysis and criticism on the art scene in Southeast Asia and beyond. She  writes insightful and well-researched reviews, profiles, roundups, breaking stories as well.

She is also currently covering the unprecedented effect of the global pandemic COVID-19 on the art world through quick-read analysis and news items.

Besides writing, Reena edits essays and articles for overseas media such as CoBo Social, as well as the occasional exhibition catalogue. She also gives talks about her work. 

She became a senior reporter at TODAY newspaper (SG) in 2016, fronting the shift to a news oriented coverage of the local arts scene. Reena broke over 15 stories in the span of a year, exploring issues such as cultural leadership, diversity in terms of race, arts funding, censorship and public engagement.

Subsequently, she was a lifestyle reporter for Yahoo Singapore before leaving in 2018 to write about the art world for overseas media.

Reena completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2011, working at the Singapore Art Museum and National Heritage Board from 2012 to 2016.

Regarding editorial opportunities or speaking engagements, she can be reached at