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Su Wei is an art writer and curator based in Beijing. His recent work focuses on re-depicting and deepening of the history of Chinese contemporary art, exploring the roots of its legitimacy and rupture. In 2014, he was awarded first place at the first International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). He was the Senior Curator of Inside-Out Museum Beijing between 2017 and 2019.
His curatorial projects include: the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, 2012; No References: A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985 at Videotage, Hong Kong, 2016; Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu, The Lonely Spirit and Community of Feeling: Emotional Patterns in Art in Post-1949 China at Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, 2017-2019, etc. In 2015, he participated in the symposium Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories at Tate Modern, London. He co-curated the symposium Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester.
He has published a number of articles in local and international art journals including YISHU: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Journal of Contemporary Art (Bristol, UK) and Kunstforum.
Notes for Tomorrow is a new exhibition conceived by ICI, featuring artworks selected by alumni of the Curatorial Intensive from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic.read more »