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Lecture: Contemporary Chinese Art

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6:15 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011, 6:15 PM

Learn more about the world of contemporary Chinese art with Melissa Chiu, director and curator for contemporary Asian and Asian-American art at the Asia Society, New York.

Sponsored by the Contemporary Art Society

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Museum's summer-long CHINA series, five exhibitions covering 3,000 years of Chinese art and culture.

Lubar Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Prior to working at the Asia Society, Ms. Chiu served as the founding Director of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney, a non-profit contemporary art center devoted to promoting dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region among artists, writers, curators and filmmakers. Additionally, Ms. Chiu has curated over thirty exhibitions with artists from Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Japan, among others. She was a founding member of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium and a driving force behind the establishment of Asian Contemporary Art Week, which will mark its sixth year in New York next spring.

Ms. Chiu received her B.A. from the University of Western Sydney and her M.A. from the College of Fine Arts, University of South Wales. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Western Sydney and has written many artist monographs and conference papers, and is published widely in journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. Ms. Chiu has been a faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design where she taught Asian contemporary art and design. She has also served on a number of boards and grant panels, including the New York State Council on the Arts, Museums Grant Committee, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.