CHANG Tsong-zung (Johnson Chang) is a curator, director of Hanart TZ Gallery, guest professor of China Art Academy, board director of Asia Art Archive. Chang has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since the 1980s: major exhibitions include “China’s New Art Post-1989” (international tour Jan 1993 - Jan 1998), Special Exhibitions for the Sao Paulo International Biennial (1994 and 1996), Hong Kong official participations at Sao Paulo Biennial (1996) and Venice Biennial (2001), “Power of the Word” (Taiwan and US tour 1999 – 2002), “Yellow Box” series of research projects about contemporary art practice and Chinese aesthetic spaces (since 2004). Recent curatorial work include: Co-curator of Guangzhou Triennial 2008 “Farewell to Post-Colonialism”, “Spiritual Space: A Dimension in Lacquer” (Hubei Museum of Art 2009), and the “West Heavens” series of Indian-Chinese art and intellectual exchanges (presented on the platforms of Shanghai Biennial 2010, Guangzhou Triennial 2011, Shanghai Biennial 2012). Chang is Co-curator of the 2012 Shanghai Biennial (October 2012 to March 2013).
Kuan-Hsin Chen is Professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is a co-executive editor of the journal and books series of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements. His recent publication is Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization(2010).
Dr. Gao Shiming is a curator and critic based in Hangzhou, China. He is currently the director of the School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art. He is professor of contemporary art and social thought. As a curator, he has organized many exhibitions, including: The Migration of Asian Contemporary Art and Geo-politics; Farewell to Post-colonialism: the Third Guangzhou Triennial; Rehearsal: the 8th Shanghai Biennale, etc.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Chen Yun studied Journalism at Fudan University and got her MPhil degree in Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been working in contemporary art institutions since 2007 in Shanghai and Beijing. After working for two years at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art as assistant curator for art and education programs, she came back to Shanghai in 2009. Since March 2010, she joined the West Heavens as researcher and project manager
ZHAO Yiren was born and raised in Chuansha Town, Shanghai. She studied Business Administration as an undergraduate in Fudan University, and then received her Master Degree of Psychology from the Department of Social Development and Public Policy in the same university. Since Feb. 2015, she joined the West Heavens as project executor.