VICTOR WANG 王宗孚CURATOR
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 has a particular interest in performance art, and has previously served as curator of Frieze LIVE at the Frieze Art Fair in London (2020 edition). 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).
Wang also curated the exhibition "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.
Wang has curated exhibitions and presentations that highlight connections and exchange between Asia(s) and the West. For example, he organized the first solo presentation of video works in China by British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in 2020, and the first solo museum exhibitions in Asia of artists such as Salman Toor and Austin Lee all at M WOODS Museum. Additionally, he has curated the first solo exhibitions in China of British artists Haroon Mirza at the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing in 2019, and Michael Dean at ShanghART Gallery in Shanghai in 2018, as well as the first solo exhibitions in China of Estonian artist Katja Novitskova at Cc Foundation in Shanghai in 2017, Brazilian artist Jac Leirner at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pavilion in Shanghai in 2016, and French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa at the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai in 2016.
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.
[Photo by Mia Song 2021]
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.
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.
王宗孚VICTOR WANG 个人介绍
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。