Global Art Daily is a publication that aims to promote a truly multicultural understanding of contemporary art and design. Since 2015, we have fostered a community of artists and writers across continents who share their projects to our multilingual audience. Global Art Daily's accumulated database encompasses exhibition reviews, opinion essays, and artist interviews. Our editorial board is based between New York, London, Abu Dhabi, and Tokyo.
Our motto is “Welcome to the (rest of the) world.” In the 21st century, thinking global is not a privilege, it is a reality for many of us. With unique cultural heritages, Global Art Daily's contributors connects the nodes of the polycentric art world. GAD Magazine, as well as our E-Issues and Open Call submissions, foster cross-pollination between cities and creative disciplines.
Global Art Daily (GAD) was born as a blog in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Wide geographical coverage has been a priority since our inception. We have collectively written articles in 17 different cities. Some artists we interviewed include Michèle Lamy, Shirin Neshat, Slavs and Tartars, and Yang Yongliang. See GAD's full archive of articles dating from 2015 to 2018.
In 2017, we designed and produced a capsule collection of ready-to-wear garments. Entitled "Global Art Daily x abu dhabi", Global Art Daily's first ready-to-wear collection was inspired by the cities of Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. Silhouettes were interpreted from the traditional abaya and the collection premiered at a special pop-up shop at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
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 in March 2018. It includes contributions and interviews from Latin America, North America, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East and focused on street art's relationship to the institutionalized art world. GAD Magazine Issue 02, "All Girls Are Spicy" was published in September 2018. GAD Magazine is distributed in specialized art bookstores worldwide.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, Global Art Daily is launching its first E-Issues starting in the summer of 2020.
Sophie Arni is a Swiss-Japanese curator building cross-cultural dialogues in the visual arts. In 2015, she founded Global Art Daily and has been writing exhibition reviews and conducting artist interviews ever since. 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 exhibition later traveled to CHI-KA Space, Dubai, for two additional volumes. In 2019, she co-curated Count the Waves: Seeing Invisibility at the Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo. She obtained a B.A. in Art History and Economics from NYU Abu Dhabi and an MPhil in Curatorial Studies from Tokyo University of the Arts. She is currently based in Japan.
Managing Editor, E-Issues and Social Media
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Daniel Rey is a Paraguayan-Colombian artist and curator currently based in Abu Dhabi. A digital native and polyglot, he is interested in coolhunting, radio, online storytelling, and sustainable fashion. Trained in the performing and visual arts in Norway and the Emirates, Daniel is researching digitalization in theatre as well as South-South cultural exchanges. He is part of the Jameel Arts Centre Youth Assembly in Dubai and graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Theater and Social Research/Public Policy.
Creative Director, E-Issues and GAD Magazine
New York City, US
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 B.A. 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.
Editor, E-Issues and GAD Magazine
Ashraf Mohiy is a Swiss-Egyptian doctoral candidate at Columbia University, whose work centers around the emergence of ‘smart cities’ and ‘e-government.’ He has spent the past few years working as an exhibition planner for a Paris-based cultural consulting firm on a number of different museum projects centered around the MENA region. Pending the resumption of in-person tuition in New York, Ashraf remains based in London.
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Editor and Contributor, Buenos Aires
Natalia Sosa Molina (Naiting So Mo) is an Argentinian 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.
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.
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 academic study, she continues to grow upon 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 Aires then 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.
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