An aspiring curator, arts administrator, and art historian
B.A. in Art History @ NYU
M.A. in Regional Studies East Asia @ Harvard
Graduated with magna cum laude and honors in Art History from NYU, I am currently pursuing M.A. at Harvard's Regional Studies: East Asia program (expected graduation in may 2023). My academic interests lie in the fields of art, technology, and politics. My thesis focus on early-Maoist propaganda art, the social and cultural construction of taste, the relationship between art, politics, and the role of artists in the contemporary world.
I worked as the project manager and personal assistant for artist Xu Bing in Beijing between 2018 and 2020. I administered 30+ art projects, commercial collaborations and interviews with World Economic Forum, BBC, etc., connected with the first-tier media and museum resources, and promoted the artist to a global audience. I coordinated 2 major exhibitions of artist Xu Bing, including his first major retrospective in South East Asia.
I am also a professional interpreter and translator. I provided onsite interpretation at public lectures and major events and translated scholarly articles for publication.
Guest lecturer at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, May-June 2021.
Course: "Internet Art Elective," Lead instructor: Funa Ye
I helped with syllabus design and teaching. Topics include Internet art, media archaeology, and web programming.
The class consists of 59 undergraduate students and 11 graduate students
Guest lecturer at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2021
“International Design Education Workshop", School of Innovation and Design
Art Teaching Assistant, Guggenheim Museum of Art, 2017
I spend my free time exploring the unlimited possibilities in the world. Currently, I devote my time to filmmaking (see my short film Des Astres). I volunteer to help organize academic conferences (see the special panel on publishing that I coordinated for Harvard East Asia Society). As a fan of theater, I worked at Skirball Theater for 4 years, which is the largest cutting-edge performance center in downtown NYC. I am also an animal lover, an amateur dancer, and a vlogger. Check out my vlog here! Interested in knowing more about my life? Go to Instagram: yue_wuw