Xiaoyu Weng in Conversation with Sara Raza

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Mana Theater, Floor 1
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Xiaoyu Weng in Conversation with Sara Raza


Join curator Xiaoyu Weng, the current Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, for a conversation on art, innovation, and global curating with independent curator and writer Sara Raza. Weng will talk about her recent Guggenheim exhibitions Tales of Our Time (2016–17) and One Hand Clapping (2018), and her preparation for the upcoming 5th Ural Biennial. This event is part of Mana Decentralized’s “Conversations Across Borders” series.

Xiaoyu Weng
Xiaoyu Weng was appointed as associate curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2015 to spearhead The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. The curator of Tales of Our Time (2016–17) and One Hand Clapping (2018) at the museum, she is also curator of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2019).

Previously, Weng served as founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs in Paris and San Francisco, and from 2009 to 2010, she was a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts. Her other recent curatorial projects include Soft Crash at Galleria GAMeC: Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2016); Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? at Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); and Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture—The Second CAFAM Biennial at Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing (2014).

Educated at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and CCA in San Francisco, Weng has also contributed to numerous publications. Her essay “Working with Archive” won the Artforum Critical Writing Award in 2011. She is also the recipient of a 2017 Visionary Award (Art in General, New York) and the winner of the eighth edition of Premio Lorenzo Bonald per L’arte Enterprise in 2015 (GAMeC, Bergamo). In 2018, she was a visiting faculty member of CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, New York.

Photo: Xiaoyu Weng. Photo: Alexei Ponomarchuk