A Rebellious Art Curator & A Reliable Art Manager
B.A. in Art History @ NYU
M.A. in Regional Studies East Asia @ Harvard
As an emerging curator and writer, Yue is currently pursuing M.A. in Regional Studies East Asia at Harvard University, cross-registered at MIT Sloan School of Management. She has received a B.A. magna cum laude in Art History from New York University. Her academic interests lie in the social and cultural construction of aesthetics, the relationship between art, technology and politics in the contemporary world.
She worked as a project manager of contemporary artist Xu Bing and has curated and coordinated several major exhibitions of Xu Bing, including the first overseas touring exhibition of his solo retrospective “Thought and Method.” She co-taught “Internet Art Electives” at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and gave lectures at China Academy of Art and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Interviews have been published in The Art Newspaper, IDEAT, Architectural Practice, etc. Her curatorial project “Flatland Guerrillas: Unite! Digital Voyagers” is selected as the “Emerging Curators Project” by the Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai. The project was also exhibited at Central Academy of Art Museum and Chongqing Contemporary Art Museum. She was selected for the digital research trip by Pro Helvetia in 2022, concentrating on post-digital art.
Guest lecturer @ Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, May-June 2021
Design and co-taught course: "Internet Art Elective" with Funa Ye
Topics: Internet art, media archaeology, web programming
59 undergraduate students and 11 graduate students
Guest lecturer @ China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2021
“International Design Education Workshop", School of Innovation and Design
Art Teaching Assistant @ Guggenheim Museum of Art, 2017
Art Investment & Market Research @ Masterworks, New York, 2022
Masterworks is an art investment unicorn start-up using disruptive technology and business strategy, allowing everyone to own a piece of blue-chip art, like paintings by Picasso, Banksy and Kusama.
I joined the company as an intern, worked across the acquisition, research and sales department, developed a data-driven artwork acquisition framework and gave investment recommendations on two artists, Amoako Boafo and Zao Wou-ki, by analyzing art market sales projections, evaluating true artwork popularity through ambiguous data (excluding noise), and researching artists’ profiles.
Project Manager @Xu Bing Studio, Beijing, 2018-2020
Xu Bing is a renowned Chinese contemporary artist, the recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award.
I worked closely with the artist in the start-up-styled studio and took responsibility for project management, sales coordination, interpretation, scheduling, invoicing, publishing, etc.
I administered 30+ projects, commercial collaborations and interviews with World Economic Forum, BBC…connected with the first-tier media and museum resources, promoted the artist’s global exposure and managed sales with high-profile collectors from price inquiry to acquisitions, identified potential sponsors, sustained long-term client liaisons and increased studio revenue.
More about the artist at www.xubing.com
Film & Film Festivals: my short film Des Astres
Harvard East Asia Society Conference panel moderator on publishing
Theater: 4 years part-time work at Skirball, the largest avant-garde theater in downtown NYC
More on IG @ yue_wuw