Global Art Daily (GAD) is a platform documenting Contemporary Art through a young and multicultural lens. Since 2015, we have created a community of artists and writers across continents who share their new findings and projects to a global audience. GAD's accumulated database encompasses exhibition reviews, opinion essays and artist interviews.
Our motto is “Over the G of Global”. In the 21st century, thinking global is not a privilege, it is a reality for many of us. Artists and exhibitions we cover bridge the foreign and the familiar. As a platform, we hope to act as a catalyst for cross-pollination between cities and creative disciplines.
GAD was started as a blog in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2015. Artist interviews have been a priority for since GAD's inception. Some artists we interviewed include Hyon Gyon, Shirin Neshat, Slavs and Tartars and Al Anood Al Obaidly.
In 2018, we launched GAD Magazine, a bilingual (English-Japanese) magazine about the global era of contemporary art. GAD Magazine Issue 01, entitled 'Street Futures', was printed in Japan (March 2018). It includes contributions and interviews from Latin America, North America, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East and was focused on Street Art and its role in shaping Global Contemporary Art. GAD Issue 02 was published in September 2018.
Sophie Arni, @globalartdaily
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Tokyo
Sophie Arni is a Swiss-Japanese curator. After interning at Sotheby's and Christie's, she founded Global Art Daily and has been writing exhibition reviews and conducting artist interviews in New York, London, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo. In 2016, she curated East-East: UAE meet Japan at NYU Abu Dhabi's Project Space, an exhibition bridging the UAE and Japan through the voices of emerging artists. The show, which received critical and popular acclaim in Abu Dhabi, developed into an exhibition series hosted at CHI-KA Space, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai for two consecutive volumes. She obtained a B.A. in Art History and Economics from NYU Abu Dhabi and she is currently pursuing a MA in Curatorial Studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
Isabelle Galet-Lalande, @baeatollahkhomeini
Editor and Contributor, Sydney
Isabelle Galet-Lalande is a French-Australian writer, producer and media professional currently based in Sydney, Australia. Splitting her university years between the United Arab Emirates and United States, she cut her teeth at Summerstage New York, the Brooklyn Rail and DTE/Studio before graduating with a B.A. in Film and New Media from NYU Abu Dhabi. Her writing has focused on film industry practices in the Gulf, online music communities, identity play and linguistics, her thesis centering on the political implications of music/VOD streaming platforms and their censorship policies. Prior to moving back home to Sydney, she was heavily involved in the UAE’s underground music scene, DJing and producing events with Bedouin Records, Boogie Box and the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Centre.
Ev Zverev, @omgevgeny
Editor and Creative Director, New York City
Ev Zverev is a Russian filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. He was trained in visual storytelling and graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a degree in Film and New Media. He also happens to be fluent in Russian, English and Arabic. His short films include Toothbrush (2016), Monster (2015), and Aphasia (2015) which was shortlisted at the Abu Dhabi Science Imagine Festival (2016). Fun fact: ‘Ev’ in Japanese means artist-samurai and it is pronounced like EV-erything.
Tiffany Liu, @an.etiphany
Honorary Contributor, New York City
Tiffany Liu was born in the suburbs of Atlanta, USA. Growing up, Tiffany partook in many activities, one being drawing and painting. Art became her preferred mode of communication and is how Tiffany makes sense of society, politics and her innermost thoughts. Tiffany is a graduate from the NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a concentration titled "Reimagining Contemporary Art History" focusing on 21st Century Artists and Social Change, incorporating art history with a sociological, philosophical, and political framework. In 2016, she interned under Roselee Goldberg's mentorship at PERFORMA and has, in the past years, been closely working with Afro-Asian art collective BUFU and more specifically with NYC-based Yellow Jacket Collective. She is currently working on her own artistic practice with a focus on performance art.
Natalia Sosa Molina, @natinglike
Editor and Contributor, Buenos Aires
Natalia Sosa Molina (Naiting So Mo) is a textile and clothing designer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. She defines herself as a ‘de facto’ curator and art producer. In 2015, she co-founded Chien Noir, a contemporary art gallery together with her partner Luca Decker. The gallery, located in Buenos Aires, focuses on digital art, new media and audiovisual formats. Via programming, 3D printing, mapping, video art, installations, which happen in a surreal baroque space, artists search for the balance between digital and physical states. Chien Noir has organized a number of artist residencies. Natalia specializes in recruiting young emerging artists and works with them in the construction of exhibitions.
Julia Saubier, @juliasaubier
Julia Saubier is a Filipina-French film producer and film festival host + moderator currently based in Beijing. She’s worked with stop-motion animation, narrative, documentary, and interactive formats, and has written, directed, and produced several short films including the world’s first interactive live-action narrative short Two Strangers Meet in a Bar (2015) and Remnants of the Hive (2017), which was selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. She graduated with a degree in Film and New Media Production & Political Science from New York University Abu Dhabi, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Chinese Cinema and Economics at Peking University.
Art Critic, based in Buenos Aires and New York
Alsace Patrone was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. She is pursuing a Global Liberal Studies major concentrating in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production and a Social Work minor at New York University. Her artistic experience is rooted in her roles as a sports and fashion photographer (Prep2Prep, WSN) and as a docent and textile conservation assistant at NYU’s Villa La Pietra (Florence). Through her travel and academicstudy she continues to grow upon a personal interest in museum curation and interactive art. She looks forward to combining her personal and professional interests in ever-increasingly creative and global ways.
Art Critic, based in Shanghai
Veronica Hernandez was born and raised in Southwest Florida. In middle school, she discovered her love for studying Chinese and art history. After years of self-study and some courses in high school, she joined the inaugural class at New York University Shanghai to major in Global China Studies and to minor in Art History. She is now spending her junior year abroad, first in Buenos Airesthen in Florence. In the spirit of Global Art Daily, she has worked in several galleries and other art institutions across three continents and travels extensively to see new art and attend art fairs.