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VICTOR WANG 王宗孚

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          Victor Wang 王宗孚 is an independent curator and exhibition-maker based in Shanghai and London. His most recent exhibitions include the first presentation in the United Kingdom of Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen’s ‘XUZHEN Supermarket(2007/2017) and the group exhibition ‘Zhongguo 2185 at Sadie Coles HQ; the first institutional solo exhibition in China by Estonian artist ‘Katja Novitskova, ‘Katja Novitskova: 洛基的城堡(2017); 'Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive’ (2017), which saw the first re-staged performances by influential Korean artist Lee Kun-Yong in the United Kingdom; 'Jac Leirner: Borders Are Drawn By Hand' (2016), the first solo exhibition in China by Brazilian artist Jac Leirner at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Pavilion), Shanghai; 'Neïl Beloufa: Soft(a)ware' (2016), the first institutional solo exhibition in China by French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa at the chi K11 art museum, Shanghai; and 'Ensemble sin órganos' (2016) co-curated with Blanca Victoria López, the first entirely performance-based exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art ), Havana, and the first time that works by artists such as Yvonne Rainer and VALIE EXPORT were exhibited in a museum in Cuba.

In 2015, Wang was appointed by the K11 Art Foundation as a curator, with Jo-ey Tang, of the travelling exhibition 'Inside China - L’Intérieur du Géant' (Shanghai Station), the first collaborative exhibition between Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and K11 Art Foundation.

Wang has curated film programmes, performances, talks and exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, such as ‘Restaging Exhibitions: Reconsidering Art History and Exhibition Making’ (2014); ‘A Return to Pre-Modernity’ (2014); Man, Machine and Images in Motion’ (2014); ‘Manga Made’ (2013); and ‘Emma Smith: Love Me, Love Me Not’ (2013).

He is currently a contributor to Artforum International Magazine, and has been a guest editor of LEAP 艺术界 magazine. In 2016 he was awarded the AICA Incentive Prize for Young Critics by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for his text “The Creation of Sanctioned Spaces and the Fall of the Cuban Wall: The 12th Bienal de La Habana”.


Wang has (co)organised discursive events, projects and exhibitions such as ‘An Incomplete Guide: Artist-Run Spaces in Gwangju’ (2016), Gwangju Biennale Foundation (GBICC), Gwangju; ‘Why the Snowman is the Best Sculpture in the Public Realm’ Keynote with Kasper König (2015), Beaufort Triennial, Ostend; and ‘Fleur Melbourn: Thelma & Louise’ prologue (2015), for the Serpentine Gallery Park Nights, London.

In 2014 Wang began assisting the curatorial team of the Twelfth Havana Biennial (2015), working with Artistic Director and Curator Margarita González Lorente, and in 2012 he was an Assistant Curator, working with Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator, for the Vancouver Pavilion at the 9th Shanghai Biennale(2012).

From 2014 to 2015 he was the Researcher in Residence at Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (CAHF), a multi-institutional collaborative platform initiated by and built around the collections of the four contemporary art museums in Belgium: S.M.A.K. (Ghent), Mu.ZEE (Ostend), M HKA & Middelheimmuseum (Antwerp).



 
Wang has written for art periodicals such as Artforum (China) and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and has presented for the Exhibition Studies Talks series organized by Dr Lucy Steeds (CSM Research Group, ‘Exhibitions: Histories, Practices’) at Central Saint Martins , London. Wang holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London, and is a graduate from the 7th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course.

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王宗孚是一位生活在伦敦、上海两地的学者兼策展人。最近参与的展览包括韩国先锋表演档案馆(2017年)的《复述》,这是韩国著名艺术家李昆勇在英国的首次演出;Jac Leirner《Borders Are Drawn By Hand》(2016年);Neïl Beloufa《Soft(a)ware》(2016),这是在中国的法国阿尔及利亚艺术家Neïl Beloufa在上海的艺术博物馆举行的第一个机构个人展;《Ensemble sin órganos》(2016),这是第一个在哈瓦那当代艺术中心举办的以表演为基础的展;在中国国内他曾参与——《中国内部:巨人之内》2015;他还曾为第12届哈瓦那双年展(2015)和第9届上海双年展(2012)的温哥华馆工作过。目前是Artforum的撰稿人,也是LEAP杂志香港版巴塞尔艺术展的客座编辑。2016年,他被国际艺术评论家协会(AICA)授予年轻评论家的AICA激励奖。

王宗孚曾参与组织光州双年展基金会、博福特三年展、蛇形画廊公园之夜以及伦敦当代艺术学院,并于伦敦皇家艺术学院获得当代艺术策展硕士学位和第七届光州双年展策展人课程。

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