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Mi You is a Beijing-born curator, researcher, and academic staff at Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her research and curatorial project takes the Silk Road as a figuration for deep-time, deep-space, de-centralized and nomadic imageries. She has curated performative programs at Asian Culture Center Theater (Gwangju, South Korea) and the inaugural Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival, Mongolia (2016). With Binna Choi, she is co-initiator of a long-term research/curation project Unmapping Eurasia (2018-). Her transcultural curatorial work has concretised in exhibitions like “Around Ai Weiwei: Photograph 1983-2016” at CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia and “Qiu Zhijie: Journeys without Arrivals” at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2017).
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »