Prior to joining the AGO in 2021, Xiaoyu Weng held positions as The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Director of Asia Programs at the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and Paris, and in 2018-19, she served as the Curator of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Her curatorial practice focuses on the impact of identity, globalization and decolonization, as well as the intersection of art, science and technology. As head of the modern and contemporary department, Xiaoyu leads the team and collaborates closely with local and international art communities to present rich and complex art and programming, and envisions new ways to grow the AGO Collection, its profile and impact. She holds a Master’s Degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
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