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VICTOR WANG 王宗孚

CURATOR





          Victor Wang 王宗孚 is an independent curator and exhibition-maker based in London and Shanghai. He is Associate Curator at Performa, New York, editor of the recent publication ‘Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s‘ (DRAF 2018), and founder of the  Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA).

Working collaboratively with institutions and galleries in Mainland China to deepen exchanges with artists internationally, Wang curated the first museum survey exhibition of pioneering artist Richard TuttleRichard Tuttle: Introduction To Practice” (2019), at MWOODS 木木美术馆 museum in Beijing, and is co-curator of the upcoming exhibition Micro Era. Time-based Media-Art from China (2019), a special exhibition at the Nationalgalerie Berlin – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Wang has curated the first museum and gallery solo exhibitions in China of British artist Michael Dean (2018) at ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai; Estonian artist Katja Novitskova (2017) at Cc Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai; Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (2016), at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pavilion, Shanghai, and French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa (2016), at the chi K11 art museum, Shanghai.           Wang also curated the first presentation in the United Kingdom of Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen’s ‘XUZHEN Supermarket’ (2007/2017), and the group exhibition ‘Zhongguo 2185 《中国2185》at Sadie Coles HQ, London; he also curated the first performances in the United Kingdom of influential Korean artists Kim Ku Lim at the David Roberts Art Foundation (2018) and Lee Kun-Yong  at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (2017) London.

In 2018 Wang collaborated with artist Oscar Murillo on his publication The Build-up of Content and Information’, published by David Zwirner Books; and collaborated with artist Katja Novitskova on her first solo exhibition in the UK, at Whitechapel Gallery (2018) London. He also curated the first institutional solo exhibition in Europe by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (2017) 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 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 was curator of The Same But Also Changed (物是人非 ) for the  PHOTOFAIRS | Shangha (2018), and part of the curatorial team, with Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator, for the Vancouver Pavilion: Brian Jungen at the 9th Shanghai Biennale(2012). Wang has lectured on contemporary Chinese art and curating at universities such as Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), Beijing, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Architectural Association School of Architecture, , Central Saint Martins, Sotheby’s Institute of art, London, and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London. 





[Photo by Seth Fluker]
       In 2014 Wang began working with the curatorial team of the Twelfth Havana Biennial (2015), under Artistic Director and Curator Margarita González Lorente, and was co-curator of 'Ensemble sin órganos' (2016), with Cuban curator Blanca Victoria López, the first performance-based exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art ), Havana, Cuba.

       Wang has presented projects 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 has co-organised discursive events and projects with the Gwangju Biennale Foundation (GBICC), Gwangju; Beaufort Triennial, Ostend; and the Serpentine Gallery Park Nights (2015), London.

         Wang has written for art periodicals such as Artforum International Magazine, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 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 had curatorial research residencies at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), Taiwan, and Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS), Japan.
He 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, South Korea.


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王宗孚VICTOR WANG 个人介绍

—— 王宗孚(Victor Wang)是一位独立策展人和展览制作人,现居住和工作在上海、伦敦两地。他是纽约Performa的副策展人,同时也曾担任近期出版的《1960-1990东亚表演史》(DRAF2018)的编辑, 同时也是亚洲表演艺术学院(IAPA)的创始人。


为了深化艺术家的国际交流,王宗孚与中国大陆的多个机构和画廊合作策划了位于北京木木美术馆(MWOODS)的第一个关于艺术界领军人物理查德·塔特尔(Richard Tuttle)的博物馆调查展——《理查德·塔特尔个展:回赠》(2019待展)。近年来,在中国,他策划了上海香格纳画廊英国艺术家迈克尔·迪恩(Michael Dean)的首个中国个展——《笑之类比》(2018); 上海Cc基金会&艺术中心爱沙尼亚艺术家卡特娅·诺维兹科娃(Katja Novitskova)个展——《卡特娅·诺维兹科娃: 洛基的城堡》(2017);上海当代艺术馆艺术亭台巴西艺术家雅克·雷纳(Jac Leirner)个展——《雅克·雷纳:手绘的边界》 (2016);以及上海chi K11艺术中心法国-阿尔及利亚艺术家尼尔·贝鲁法(Neïl Beloufa)个展——《尼尔·贝鲁法: Soft(a)ware》(2016)。2015年,K11艺术基金会邀请王宗孚作为策展人,同邓祖儿(Jo-ey Tang)一起策划巡回展《中国内部-巨人之内》中的上海站,这是巴黎东京宫(Palais de Tokyo)与K11艺术基金会的第一次合作展出项目。



王宗孚,与首席策展人戴纳·加蒂斯(Daina Augaitis)一起作为策展团队的一员,成功完成了第九届上海双年展温哥华馆:布赖恩·朱尼根(2012)的策划。并且,王宗孚曾在多个大学讲授当代中国及东亚艺术相关课程,如东京艺术大学,考陶尔德艺术学院(Courtauld Institute of Art),建筑联盟学院(Architectural Association School of Architecture),以及伦敦中央圣马丁学院 ( Central Saint Martins) ,苏富比艺术学院(Sotheby’s Institute of Art)。他也曾在伦敦皇家艺术学院(Royal College of Art)担任客座讲师。



——拥有国际化工作经验的王宗孚,作为联合策展人,近期策划了一个即将在柏林国家美术馆-柏林国立博物馆和德中文化交流协会(GeKA e.V.)-展出的特别展览——《微观时代·中国基于时间媒体艺术》(2019待展)。他创建了亚洲表演艺术学院(IAPA),作为第十一届大卫·罗伯茨艺术基金会策展人系列的一部分,该项目承办了韩国极具影响力的艺术家Kim Ku Lim在英国的第一次表演。王宗孚也曾策展上海艺术家徐震的英国首展《徐震超市》(2007/2017)、以及伦敦赛迪HQ画廊(Sadie Coles HQ)的群展《中国2185》。他曾与艺术家奥斯卡·穆里略(Oscar Murillo)合作了由 David Zwirner Books出版的《内容和信息的积累 ‘The Build-up of Content and Information’》(2018);并且与艺术家卡特娅·诺维兹科娃合作,在伦敦白教堂美术馆(Whitechapel Gallery)举办了她在英国的首次个展《Invasion Curves》(2018)。他也曾在伦敦的加拿大高级委员会画廊为艺术家劳伦斯·保罗·尤克斯韦卢顿 (Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun)策划其在欧洲的首次机构个展(尤克斯韦卢顿是Hul'q'umi'num'Coast Salish和Okanagan(Syilx)原住民血统)。另外,王宗孚作为联合策展人在英国的韩国文化中心策划了《 韩国前卫表演排练档案 'Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive’》(2017),韩国知名艺术家李健镛(Lee Kun-Yong)在此次活动中成功完成了他在英国的第一次演出。



——2014年,在艺术指导及策展人 Margarita González Lorente带领下,王宗孚开始参与到第十二届哈瓦那双年展的策展团队中,并与古巴策展人Blanca Victoria López联合策办了《Ensemble sin órganos》(2016)。这是在哈瓦那当代艺术中心(Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam)举办的首个以表演为基础的展览,其中展出了艺术家依冯·瑞娜(Yvonne Rainer) 以及 瓦莉·艾丝波特(VALIE EXPORT)的作品。



2018年,王宗孚在影像上海艺术博览会2018年『洞见』中策划了《物是人非 ‘The Same But Also Changed’ 》一展。



——王宗孚曾在伦敦当代艺术学院展出以下项目:《 重新展览:重新审视艺术史和展览制作 ‘Restaging Exhibitions: Reconsidering Art History and Exhibition Making’ 》(2014); “《回归前现代 ‘A Return to Pre-Modernity’ 》 (2014); 《运动中的人,机器和图像 ‘Man, Machine and Images in Motion’》 (2014); 《麦格纳制作‘Manga Made’ 》  (2013); 以及《艾玛·史密斯:爱我,不爱我 ‘Emma Smith: Love Me, Love Me Not’ 》  (2013)。他也曾参与组织多个讨论性活动与项目,例如光州双年展中的《 光州未完成指南:艺术家运行的空间  ‘An Incomplete Guide:Artist-Run Spaces in Gwangju’ 》(2016);奥斯坦德Beaufort三年展中与KasperKönig的主题演讲《 为什么雪人是公共区域的最佳雕塑 ‘Why the Snowman is the Best Sculpture in the Public Realm’ 》(2015);以及伦敦蛇形画廊公园之夜的《Fleur Melbourn:Thelma & Louise’ prologue》(2015)。



——王宗孚曾为《艺术论坛国际杂志》( Artforum International Magazine)及《艺术》(中国当代艺术期刊)撰稿,同时也曾担任LEAP艺术界杂志的客座编辑。2016年,他曾因《制裁空间的产生和古巴墙的倒塌:第12届哈瓦那双年展》一文获得由国际艺术评论家协会(AICA)颁发的AICA青年批评家奖励奖( Incentive Prize for Young Critics )。



2014年到2015年期间,他曾在由SMAK(根特),Mu.ZEE(奥斯坦德),M HKA和Middelheimmuseum(安特卫普)四个当代艺术美术馆联合发起并建立的多机构合作平台佛兰德斯当代艺术遗产(CAHF)做驻地研究员。



王宗孚于伦敦皇家艺术学院获得当代艺术策展硕士学位,并圆满完成韩国第七届光州双年展策展人课程。


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