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          Victor Wang 王宗孚 is currently Executive and Artistic Director of M WOODS Museumwhich has two locations in Beijing and Chengdu: M WOODS 798, and M WOODS Chengdu. He founded the Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA), and is an editor of the first Chinese monograph on artist Bruce Nauman, co-published by Tate Publishing and M WOODS.

M WOODS 798|M WOODS Hutong|M WOODS Chengdu 

With cultural exchange emerging as a common thread in his work, Wang has curated collaborative exhibitions with institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Tate Modern, London, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, and the first collaborative exhibition between the British Museum (U.K.) and a non-state-run art museum in China.

         Wang’s recent exhibitions, displayed at prominent institutions including M WOODS Museum in Beijing and other leading museums across China, have included the first museum surveys in China and often Asia, of influential artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto (co-curated with Sachiko Namba, 2023), Ann Veronica Janssens (2023), Huang Rui 黄锐 (at the Long Museum, Shanghai, 2023), Salman Toor (2023), Martin Margiela (co-curated with Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, 2022), Bruce Nauman (2022), Man Ray (co-curated with Marion Meyer, 2021), Ryuichi Sakamoto (co-curated with Sachiko Namba, Zhang Youdai, 2021), Giorgio Morandi (2020), Haroon Mirza (at the Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2019), Richard Tuttle (2019), Katja Novitskova (at Cc Foundation in Shanghai, 2017), Jac Leirner (at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2016), and Neïl Beloufa (at the chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, 2016).

In 2023, Wang was awarded “Curator of the Year” in China by Robb Report, in 2018, he was named one of Apollo International Art Magazine's "40 under 40: Europe, Thinkers", and in 2016, he was awarded the AICA Incentive Prize for Young Critics by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Wang has a particular interest in performance art, and has previously served as curator of Frieze LIVE at the Frieze Art Fair in London (2020), where he developed the Institute of Melodic Healing with participating artists and collaborators such as Alvaro Barrington, Mandy El-SayeghAnthea Hamilton, and Zadie Xa & Benito Mayor Vallejo. He was also the editor of the publication "Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s," published by DRAF in 2018. Additionally, he is the founder of the Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA), along with contributors and collaborators like Reiko Tomii, Kim Ku Lim (김구림), and Tehching Hsieh (謝德慶).

Wang has curated exhibitions and presentations that highlight connections and exchange between Asia(s) and the West, such as "Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu" at Lisson Gallery in London in 2019. This exhibition marked the first time that the work of key Chinese female artists such as Yu Hong, Lin Tianmao, and Xiang Jing was exhibited in London. In addition, he served as a co-curator, alongside Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Yang Beichen, and curatorial advisor Pi Li, for the exhibition "Micro Era. Time-based Media-Art from China" in 2019. This special exhibition, held at the Nationalgalerie Berlin – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, featured works by artists such as Cao Fei and Zhang Peili.

[Photo of Victor Wang 王宗孚 ©  2023]
          In an effort to expand the concept of "Asia(s)," Wang has also curated the first UK presentation of Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen's "XUZHEN Supermarket" (2007/2017) and the group exhibition "Zhongguo 2185" at Sadie Coles HQ in London in 2017, which featured the work of Chinese artists such as Lu Yang, Yu Ji, and Nabuqi, for the first time in London. He also curated the first UK performance by influential Korean artist Kim Ku Lim at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London in 2018, and co-curated Lee Kun-Yong's first UK performance at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in London in 2017.

In 2018, Wang collaborated with artist Oscar Murillo on the publication "The Build-up of Content and Information," which was published by David Zwirner Books. He also collaborated with artist Katja Novitskova on her first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, held at the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018).

Wang curated the first institutional solo exhibition in Europe by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, who is of Hul’q’umi’num’ Coast Salish and Okanagan (Syilx) First Nations descent, at the Canadian High Commission’s gallery in London in 2017. This exhibition was noteworthy for its emphasis on the significance of Indigenous practices in Canada.

         In 2015, Wang was appointed by the K11 Art Foundation as a curator, alongside Jo-ey Tang of the Palais de Tokyo, for the traveling exhibition "Inside China - L’Intérieur du Géant" (Shanghai Station). This was the first collaborative exhibition between the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the K11 Art Foundation. In 2018, he curated the exhibition "The Same But Also Changed (物是人非)" for PHOTOFAIRS in Shanghai.

       In 2014, Wang started working as an Assistant Curator with the exhibition team of the Twelfth Havana Biennial (2015), in Havana, under the direction of Artistic Director and Curator Margarita González Lorente. He also served as co-curator, alongside Cuban curator Blanca Victoria López, for the exhibition "Ensemble sin órganos" at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana, Cuba in 2016. This was the first performance-based exhibition at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art and marked the first time that the work of key artists such as Trisha Brown, VALIE EXPORT, and Yvonne Rainer was exhibited in Cuba. 

Wang has given lectures on contemporary Chinese art and curating at several universities, including the Royal Academy Schools in London, the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, Tokyo University of the Arts in Tokyo, The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Goldsmiths at the University of London, the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, and the Royal College of Art in London. He also served as a guest curator for the Royal College of Art's Graduate Show in 2020.

        Wang has written for various art periodicals, including Artforum International, Art Review, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He has also served as a guest editor for LEAP 艺术界 magazine.

         Wang has completed research and curatorial residencies at Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) in Japan in 2017, and Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (CAHF) in Belgium from 2014 to 2015. He has also attended the 7th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in South Korea in 2016, was part of the ICA Student Forum at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London from 2013 to 2014 and participated in the ICI Curatorial Intensive Program in New York in 2011. He holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.



王宗孚(Victor Wang)是木木美术馆常务副馆长兼艺术总监。以文化交流为基础,他与巴黎东京宫、伦敦泰特现代美术馆、柏林国家博物馆等机构共同策划展览,并促成大英博物馆与中国非国营美术馆的首次展览合作。

王宗孚近期策划了多位艺术家的国内首次大型研究型展览,其中包括在木木美术馆呈现的安·维罗尼卡·詹森斯 (2023);萨勒曼·图 (2023);马丁·马吉拉 (2022);布鲁斯·瑙曼 (2022);曼·雷 (2021);坂本龙一 (2021);乔治·莫兰迪 (2020);和理查德·塔特尔 (2019)等;以及在南京四方美术馆的哈伦·米尔扎 (2019);在上海CC基金会的卡特娅·诺维斯科娃 (2017);和在上海chi K11美术馆的尼尔·贝鲁法 (2016)等等。

他此前曾担任伦敦弗里兹艺术博览会Live单元 (2020) 策展人,以及上海影像艺术博览会(2018)的策展人。他还为伦敦里森画廊、伦敦萨迪科尔斯HQ和上海香格纳等画廊策划了重要展览。出于对艺术写作的热情,王宗孚曾担任DRAF于2018年出版的《1960至1990东亚行为艺术史》和由卓纳图书出版的《奥斯卡·穆里略:聚合内容与信息》的编辑,以及即将由木木美术馆和泰特出版社联合出版的布鲁斯·瑙曼画册编辑。他曾在伦敦考陶尔德艺术学院、伦敦大学金史密斯学院等多所大学做过策展讲座,亦是伦敦大学金史密斯学院、伦敦皇家艺术学院的客座导师。同时,他还是亚洲表演艺术学院(IAPA)的创始人。

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