Payal Uttam

Payal Uttam

Payal Uttam is a freelance journalist who has been covering art and design across the globe for close to a decade. Her work has appeared in publications including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, Forbes, The Art Newspaper and Women’s Wear Daily among others. She currently divides her time between Hong Kong and Paris.

Latest from Payal Uttam

Exhibitions uncover Hong Kong’s hidden history of printmaking, from movable type to modern lithography

Two exhibitions at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum turn the spotlight on a forgotten part of the city’s artistic identity, featuring rare works from the 19th century as well as experimental, contemporary pieces that redefine the medium.

Two exhibitions at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum turn the spotlight on a forgotten part of the city’s artistic identity, featuring rare works from the 19th century as well as experimental, contemporary pieces that redefine the medium.

25 Feb 2021 - 4:36PM
How edtech innovation could change global learning habits long after Covid-19

Experts at Hong Kong’s virtual Edventures Global Business Acceleration Summit call for change in mindset of educators and start-ups to offer more effective solutions

Experts at Hong Kong’s virtual Edventures Global Business Acceleration Summit call for change in mindset of educators and start-ups to offer more effective solutions

11 Dec 2020 - 1:03PM
Holograms of award-winning vocalists take flight as virtual reality dance show tackles climate change

Live and online performances of Aria, ReNew Vision’s after-dark, multisensory production, feature Denmark’s Theatre of Voices and Hong Kong Children’s Choir

Live and online performances of Aria, ReNew Vision’s after-dark, multisensory production, feature Denmark’s Theatre of Voices and Hong Kong Children’s Choir

13 Nov 2020 - 3:37PM
How artist has turned forgotten Hong Kong novels into new digital art and online experiences

Hung Keung’s ‘It All Begins With a Word’ animation and video project and other creative work feature on this month’s Vision Art Festival’s online platform, ReNew Vision

Hung Keung’s ‘It All Begins With a Word’ animation and video project and other creative work feature on this month’s Vision Art Festival’s online platform, ReNew Vision

10 Nov 2020 - 11:48AM
A Japanese hotel inspired by climate science and designed by a team of architects and an artist

Mount Fuji Architects Studio founders Mao and Masahiro Harada and British artist Liam Gillick designed Manabe Equation House, in western Japan, as part of unconventional hotel project spearheaded by a Japanese art collector.

Mount Fuji Architects Studio founders Mao and Masahiro Harada and British artist Liam Gillick designed Manabe Equation House, in western Japan, as part of unconventional hotel project spearheaded by a Japanese art collector.

19 Dec 2019 - 1:43PM
Artists do it for themselves at Okayama Art Summit, where less is more and there’s no curator dictating their vision

The theme of the triennial Okayama Art Summit in Japan, ‘If the snake …’, is deliberately open-ended and, with no curator dictating terms, 18 artists together explore issues around technology, our imagination and the human condition.

The theme of the triennial Okayama Art Summit in Japan, ‘If the snake …’, is deliberately open-ended and, with no curator dictating terms, 18 artists together explore issues around technology, our imagination and the human condition.

6 Oct 2019 - 7:34PM
Dynamic, passionate, cheap: Art Jakarta fair praised for courage in showing young artists, and for its low prices

Revamped art fair in Indonesian capital praised for its dynamism, focus on emerging Asian talent, and its prices; collectors picked up young artists’ work for as little as US$1,000, and some galleries sold nearly all the art they showed.

Revamped art fair in Indonesian capital praised for its dynamism, focus on emerging Asian talent, and its prices; collectors picked up young artists’ work for as little as US$1,000, and some galleries sold nearly all the art they showed.

8 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM
Studio MVW fills gap in China market for unusual furniture

Husband and wife team started out designing pieces for their own home before word got out

Husband and wife team started out designing pieces for their own home before word got out

11 Jan 2018 - 4:49PM
Young Taiwanese trio come together to keep traditional crafts alive

Designers Yunn Fann Chang and Shane Liu, and curator Tipus Hafay, who belongs to the Makuta’ay tribe in Hualien county, launched their accessories brand Kamaro’an in 2015

Designers Yunn Fann Chang and Shane Liu, and curator Tipus Hafay, who belongs to the Makuta’ay tribe in Hualien county, launched their accessories brand Kamaro’an in 2015

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How sculptor went from making knuckledusters for Filipino gangs to fantastical metal furniture and art

Jinggoy Buensuceso to showcase his Beta line of outlandish, nature-inspired creations in new Manila retail space

Jinggoy Buensuceso to showcase his Beta line of outlandish, nature-inspired creations in new Manila retail space

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Lifestyle brand WOHAbeing launches, its luxury hotel furniture can now be yours

If you have ever stayed at Singapore’s Park Royal hotel or Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and thought ‘I fancy those chairs’, you might be pleased to know that the designers have started their own lifestyle line, WOHAbeing

If you have ever stayed at Singapore’s Park Royal hotel or Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and thought ‘I fancy those chairs’, you might be pleased to know that the designers have started their own lifestyle line, WOHAbeing

12 Sep 2017 - 8:41PM
Falling for Costa Rica: how a motorbike accident sparked a love affair with the country

A minor motorcycle accident puts an adventurous couple on collision course with the real Costa Rica

A minor motorcycle accident puts an adventurous couple on collision course with the real Costa Rica

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi presents a ‘moving tapestry’ in Hong Kong – call it ants for art’s sake

Yukinori Yanagi uses ants to tunnel through images of flags and money made of sand, as a critique of borders and the symbols of power that separate us

Yukinori Yanagi uses ants to tunnel through images of flags and money made of sand, as a critique of borders and the symbols of power that separate us

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective

The artist tells Payal Uttam his work has always married the political and the personal.

The artist tells Payal Uttam his work has always married the political and the personal.

15 Aug 2015 - 11:55PM
2 Mar 2014 - 6:41PM
Bankers go for the burn

Boot-camp-styled gyms, which appeal to the competitive nature of finance people, are increasingly popular, writes Payal Uttam.

Boot-camp-styled gyms, which appeal to the competitive nature of finance people, are increasingly popular, writes Payal Uttam.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00AM
Magnum opus

Payal Uttam looks at Frank Gehry's Opus Hong Kong, which promises to stun with both its looks and its prices.

Payal Uttam looks at Frank Gehry's Opus Hong Kong, which promises to stun with both its looks and its prices.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00AM
Buy now and save

Buy 'off-plan' and save big, says Payal Uttam.

Buy 'off-plan' and save big, says Payal Uttam.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00AM
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20 Jun 2011 - 12:00AM
Modern love

Art is a tricky investment. You can start with the most collectable names - Payal Uttam presents the top five.

Art is a tricky investment. You can start with the most collectable names - Payal Uttam presents the top five.

22 Apr 2013 - 11:22PM
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