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The commissioned writers have been selected in partnership with the MA Modern and Contemporary Asian Art course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. The texts will be available in print at the galleries as well as online on this website during Asian Art in London 2021.


Born and raised in Japan, Miyako moved to London in 2017. She graduated from Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Social Development Studies and Italian language. She gained the MA in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, specialising in contemporary Asian art with research interests in the intersections between society, art and disaster and the nature of contemporaneity in the global context. Her focus also extends to contemporary approach to historical memories. Currently, she works as an intern at the Daiwa Foundation London liaising with contemporary artists from Japan and U.K-based curators to facilitate exhibition projects and webinars.

Associated Gallery & Artist:
Shahnaz Gallery
Zarah Hussain


Sohyun Kim is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Working alongside international curators, artists and art associates, Sohyun has been part of numerous curatorial projects for contemporary art exhibitions, events and creative developments. Assisting with the research and management of various projects, she has experience in collaborating with diverse organisations to support the works of international artists. With a Bachelor’s degree in design, acquired through the University of New South Wales, Australia, Sohyun has continued her studies completing an MA in Modern and Contemporary Asian Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Since 2019, Sohyun has been working as an independent curator, collaborating with international artists on projects including the online art auction charity project ‘Choose Art Give Light to Refugees’(2020) and the Seoul city public art project, Jewyo Rhii’s ‘Love Your Depot’(2021).

Associated Gallery & Artist:
Peter Finer
Keith Khan

Giulia Resti

Giulia Resti is a recent graduate with a background of expertise in Asia and Asian Art. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Language, Culture and Society of Asia, Giulia furthered her knowledge with a highly formative Master’s Degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Being an extremely curious person, she is a tireless student and researcher. She is particularly interested in multidisciplinary and conceptual art practices, time and space, gender and identities in Chinese art. Her latest research delved into performance art and the use of the body as a tool in the process of the making and unmaking of existential meaning. She has also been focussing her attention on the curatorial practice, training her critical and creative thinking and thus starting to develop a personal taste and methodology. She is now a Client Service Administrator at Bonhams, London.

Associated Gallery & Artist:
Yarli Allison