Women struggle to break into Asia

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Naima Morelli

Asia is a region of great cultural diversity but the gender gap seems to be a constant, creating challenges both for Asian artists and those hoping to break into the region.

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Artist Grace Siregar. Image: www.gracesiregar.com

Asia is a booming region culturally – a source of great international activity, new art fairs and a massive growth in the number of museums. Asian countries are increasingly touting their artists – but it is almost always the male artists.

About the author

Naima Morelli is an arts writer and curator who specialized in Italian contemporary art and art from the Asia-Pacific area.