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Aaina Bhargava

Aaina is an arts and culture writer/editor from and based in Hong Kong. Most recently she worked as a culture journalist for South China Morning Post, prior to which she was an editor at Cobo Social. With a B.A in Art History from the U.S, M.A in Contemporary Art from the UK, and extensive experience in the Asian region, she seeks to create stimulating and meaningful editorial content, covering developments in the art world through a relevant global perspective.

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