The Meaning of our Name

Artasiam, Asian art, Asian contemporary art, contemporary Asian art, art gallery, online art gallery, Canadian art

 Art has entwined into our lives in divergent ways, but one thing is certain, we both found a multitude of meanings in it: emotions, stories, cultures, etc. Essentially, art awakens somethings both universal and personal in each of us.

Artasiam, Asian art, Asian contemporary art, contemporary Asian art, art gallery, online art gallery, Canadian art

Our interest for Asian cultures, much like our interest in art, manifested itself at different times in our lives: while Amandine had already actively started to learn more about Asian art in France; Mariana was moving from Mexico to Canada, interacting for the first time with Asian communities in her new city.

Artasiam, Asian art, Asian contemporary art, contemporary Asian art, art gallery, online art gallery, Canadian art

We met in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke and decided that making Asian art shine in our host country would be our vocation. We want  to create a much-needed space dedicated to Canadian artists of Asian descent to address the lack of cultural representation in the Canadian art scene.

Our Mission

Artasiam is an online art gallery whose mission is to promote Asian Canadian artists and to facilitate the sale and purchase of their artworks.

Our Team

Amandine Davre

Amandine | Artistic Director

"For over ten years, I have specialized in Asian art. This passion has always followed me in my studies, from my bachelor’s degree in Cultural Mediation and Art Market (ICART Paris) to my Ph.D. in Art History (Université de Montréal). I am now a lecturer at the Center for East Asian Studies (CÉTASE, UdeM), curator and artistic coordinator for the e-zine Sticky Rice. Artasiam is the realization of all those wonderful years I spent being as close as possible to artists from Asian communities, listening to their needs and concerns."

Mariana | Marketing and Logistic Director

"I have a bachelor's degree in Asian studies (CÉTASE) at the University of Montreal. I pursued a double major in Art History and Film Studies at Concordia University and a DEC in Photography. My background as an immigrant and my belonging to a visual minority in Canada has deeply contributed to my passion for the visual arts as a means of self-expression and to address topics on otherness and Diasporas in Canada. Artasiam embodies my commitment to the Asian Canadian artistic community and my desire to make it shine."

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