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).
She is known for her critical, fact-finding analysis on the art scene in Southeast Asia and beyond. She also writes insightful and well-researched reviews, profiles, roundups, breaking stories and more about the art world.
After completing her Master’s Degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2011, Reena worked at the Singapore Art Museum and National Heritage Board from 2012 to 2016.
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. She also edits and writes the occasional exhibition catalogue and gives talks about her work.
Regarding editorial opportunities or speaking engagements, she can be reached at email@example.com.