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Su Wei is an art writer and curator based in Beijing. After conducting his Ph.D research in Berlin between 2008 and 2010, he received his Ph.D at Institute for Foreign Literature, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS). His recent work focuses on re-depicting and deepening the history of Chinese contemporary art, exploring the roots of its legitimacy and rupture. In 2012, Su Wei co-curated the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen. In 2013, he curated I’m not involved in Aesthetic Progress: a Rethinking of Performance at Star Gallery Beijing. In 2014, he curated Keep the Modern Going: Immersion, Expectation and Idealism, at OCAT, Shenzhen. In May of 2016, he curated No References. A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985 at Videotage, Hong Kong. In November of 2017, he co-curated Permanent Abstraction: Epiphanies of a Modern Form in Escaped Totalities at Red Brick Museum Beijing. He was the Senior Curator of Inside-Out Museum Beijing between 2017 and 2019 where he co-curated Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu and The Lonely Spirit and he curated Community of Feeling: Emotional Patterns in Art in Post-1949 China . 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 »