Brief CV
Xiaoyu Weng is a curator and writer. She has organized exhibitions and events for venues including the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Asian Art Museum, Queens Nails Project and the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai. Her essay “Working with Archive” is the winning entry of the Artforum Critical Writing Award in 2011. Weng contributes regularly for Artforum online, Leap Magazine, and Art World Journal. In addition to her independent endeavours, Weng directs the Asia Programs for the Kadist Art Foundation and the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium in San Francisco.
Projects realized (Selection)
Mission Afterviews – A public intervention and presentation on the history of theaters in the Mission District, San Francisco, 2012; Kadist: Pathways into A Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2012; Support System, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, 2011; The Man Who Plant Scenarios: Zhou Tao Solo, Queens Nails Project, San Francisco, 2011; 2x 2 Solos: Chris Fraser, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, 2011; R for Replicant, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2010; Key Words Project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2009; The Secret of the Ninth Planet, Queens Nails Projects, Photo Epicenter and Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, 2009; Bioanthrophony, an exhibition organized in conjunction with the Rising Tide Symposium, Playspace Gallery, San Francisco, 2009; The Mythology of the Secret Recipe – Americana: Kentucky, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2009