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Hou Hanru

Hou Hanru’s prolific curatorial work addresses contemporary practice and the conditions of artists living in the diaspora from the perspective of cultural hybridity. Hou gained international attention with Cities on the Move (1997-2000), a traveling exhibition he curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist, which emphasized the ways in which Asian contemporary artists have dealt with rapid changes in urban lifestyles and values. He has also curated many seminal exhibitions in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, including international biennials in Shanghai (2000), Istanbul (2007), the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007), and Lyon (2009). He has acted as a consultant for cultural institutions across the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Global Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center, and the Asian Art Council. Hou is currently curating the 5th Auckland Triennial, If you were to live here.. (May–August 2013).

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“Paradigm Shifts” by Hou Hanru with Mary Ellyn Johnson

Saturday, March 10, 2012 4-6pm New book by Hou Hanru with Mary Ellyn Johnson Paradigm Shifts chronicles recent exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute. Book launch and signing with Independent Curators International will take place on Saturday, March 10 during The Armory Show, New York. The San Francisco Art Institute is […]

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Curator’s Perspective: Hou Hanru

ICI launches the Fall 2011 Curator’s Perspective series with a lecture by Hou Hanru, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Chair of the Exhibitions and Museum Studies program at the San Francisco Art Institute. The Curator’s Perspective is free of charge and open to the public, though seating is limited. To RSVP please […]

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