Vera Mey is a PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London. Her research looks at regional tendencies of Southeast Asian art during the Cold War eras in Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore. Before this, she worked as a contemporary art curator at ST PAUL St Gallery, AUT University, New Zealand and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, among others. More recent independent work includes co-curating SUNSHOWER: Contemporary art from Southeast Asia 1980s to now (2017) at the Mori Art Museum and National Art Centre Tokyo, the largest survey of Southeast Asian artists to date. She is a co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal SOUTHEAST OF NOW: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia (NUS Press).