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ARTO x Art Republik: Art stories, interviews and more from Southeast Asia

Mobile app ARTO matches art lovers to artworks with a simple swipe-right

Jun 14, 2017 | By Ilyda Chua

Putting a contemporary spin on art discovery, ARTO takes a Tinder-like approach to matching art lovers with artworks.

Users scroll down through a mobile gallery of high-resolution images through a personalised art stream. With an extensive database of over 20,000 artworks, users can also narrow their searches by indicating their preferred size and price range.

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The user interface is incredibly simple: swipe right if you like an artwork, and swipe left if you don’t. Not only are users able to refer back to the photos that they ‘liked’, ARTO also uses this information to analyse individual tastes and preferences and consequently influence what appears on users’ art streams.

In a collaboration with ART REPUBLIK, ARTO now features art-related stories from around Southeast Asia. One can access a wide variety of up-to-date information from AR’s digital platform on, ranging from the latest news in the art world to interviews with prominent figures.

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And if you prefer a more online-shopping kind of experience, there’s also the option to browse by category. Search by event, artist, gallery, museum, or style.

Download ARTO on the App Store at

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