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Victor Wang is artistic director and chief curator at M Woods Museum in Beijing.
Recent exhibitions include the first solo exhibitions in China of British artist Michael Dean, ‘Analogue LOL’ (2018) at ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai; Brazilian artist Jac Leirner, ‘Borders Are Drawn By Hand’ (2016), at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pavilion, Shanghai; and French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa ‘Soft(a)ware’ (2016), at the chi K11 art museum, Shanghai. Wang collaborated with artist Katja Novitskova on her first solo exhibition in the UK, ‘Invasion Curves’ (2018) at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and curated the first presentation in the United Kingdom of Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen’s ‘XUZHEN Supermarket’ (2017) and the group exhibition ‘Zhongguo 2185’ at Sadie Coles HQ, London. In 2015, he was appointed by the K11 Art Foundation as a curator of the travelling exhibition ‘Inside China - L’Intérieur du Géant’, a collaborative exhibition between the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and K11 Art Foundation. Wang has written for Artforum and was a guest editor of LEAP magazine. In 2018, he will launch the ‘Institute of Asian Performance Art’ (IAPA) with the David Roberts Art Foundation London, an international network to deepen the awareness and understanding of the history of early performance art in East Asia.
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »