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Curator Bio

XIA Yanguo


Curator, art critic, founder of de Art Center

Studied at the department of Art history, CAFA. He was an art magazine editor, columnist for several art and fashion media, first visiting curator at Pro Helvetia, visiting research at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, special observer to Documenta, and art director at Red Brick Art Museum. He has been invited to give academic lectures and hold dialogues at a number of universities in China and abroad, like Beijing University, Capital Normal University, Beijing University of Technology, Hongik University, Chung-Ang University, and Korea National University of Arts in Korea, Heideberg University in Germany, etc. Since 2006, he has planned and curated a series of exhibitions of realistic significance. He closely follows the interaction between contemporary art and its social context, identifies and does research on local artists. In the past several years, he has also shown growing interest and made several successful attempts to review and and represent historical documents in Asia, promote the communication and exchange between contemporary art in Asia and the international art world,  as well as discuss the role of non-profit organizations in China.