Global Art Daily™ is a digital database of artist interviews and opinion essays fostering fusion transnationalism in the contemporary art world. The archive was founded in 2015 by Sophie Mayuko Arni in Abu Dhabi, UAE as a means to document the city's contemporary art scene ahead of its large museum project openings. Since then, the archive has expanded its geographical reach to the Americas, Asia and Europe via contibutors' inputs and collaborations. We are currently operating from Tokyo, Japan.

Our goal is to highlight, foster and archive global art in a geopolitically-decentralized world. We are educators at heart, aiming to highlight and discuss artistic output from under-represented regions of the world. We aim to build a digital network of ideas and artistic inputs, and act as historians of our digital times.

The internet is here to stay forever. We would like to share first-hand experiences of how art travels in our current era.

Since 2016, artist interviews have been a priority for Global Art Daily™. GAD written artist interviews have become a valuable online resource for researchers, curators and other artists worldwide. Some past interviewees include Hyon Gyon, John Torreano, Raed Yassin, Kim Junsung and Al Anood Al Obaidly.

In 2017, we introduced Global Art Daily™ x abu dhabi (fall/winter 2017 collection), the first capsule streetwear collection from Global Art Daily™. The collection was produced, shot and sold in Abu Dhabi, UAE with a special pop-up installation at Salwa Zeidan Gallery at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Hotel.

In 2018, we launched Global Art Daily Magazine, a bilingual (English-Japanese) magazine for global art, fashion and music. The first issue, entitled 'Street Futures', was printed in Japan. It includes contributions and interviews from Latin America, North America, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. We aim to release new issues three times a year.

Meet our team

Sophie Mayuko Arni, @sophiearni
Founder, Tokyo
Sophie Mayuko Arni was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up in Kenya and Chad, Africa and Eastern Europe. The daughter of a Japanese artist, she obtained a B.A. in Art History at New York University Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE) in May 2017. She is deeply committed to promoting and questioning cross-cultural encounters in the post-internet era. In 2015, she founded Global Art Daily and has been writing exhibition reviews and conducting artist interviews in New York, London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 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. In October 2017, she mentored Al Anood Al Obaidly for her March Project 2017 commission at the Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE). She is currently pursuing a MA in Curatorial Studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts.

Tiffany Liu, @an.etiphany

Senior 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 planning her first curation project exploring Asian American minority rights in New York City.


Alsace Patrone
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 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.

Veronica Hernandez
Art Critic, based in Shanghai and Buenos Aires
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.

Anna Seaman, "NYU student launches art website from Abu Dhabi", The National, February 17th, 2016.
Martha J Bekink, "Global Art Daily to explore art as a tool of multicultural understanding", Global Dimensions, October 12th, 2015.

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