Curators

Michelle Y. Loh is a New York-based art consultant. She was born and raised in Shanghai and educated in the United States. She holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Graphics from the University of Pennsylvania. Loh specializes in organizing art fairs and group exhibitions. She advises individual and institutional collectors about contemporary Asian art. Loh guest curated Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink, an exhibition presenting the work of three renowned Chinese contemporary artists, Qiu Deshu, Wei Jia, and Zhang Hongtu, at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York in 2014. Her most recent projects include: Vaulting Limits, a group exhibition of Chinese and Chinese-American contemporary ink artists at Tenri Cultural Center in New York; The Illusive View, an exhibition of three New York photographers at the 2011 Ping Yao International Photo Festival in China; Focus Shanghai, an exhibition featuring two Shanghai-based media artists at Thomas Erben Gallery in Chelsea; and

Trans-Realism, the first contemporary Chinese art exhibition at Christie’s in New York City, co-hosted with the Cultural Exchange Center. Loh was part of the founding team of the Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York (ACAF NY) in 2007 and 2008. From 2003 to 2005, she was co-publisher of the magazine Art Asia Pacific.

Pan Qing is the deputy director of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition Management Center at the National Museum of China in Beijing. She manages all incoming exhibitions and curates temporary outgoing exhibitions for the National Museum of China, the largest arts and culture institution in China, with a total floor area of 2,067,000 square feet. Pan received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. Prior to her role at the National Museum of China, she was the curator at the National Art Museum of China, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions Pan has curated include Transforming Marks of Ink: Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings (co-organized with the National Museum in Berlin and National Museum in Dresden); Crossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture (co-organized with the United Nations and Chinese Ministry of Culture); and Trans-Realism, an exhibition of contemporary art from China at Christie’s in New York among many others. She also coordinates major incoming international exhibitions at the National Museum such as Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art—Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013.

Sarah McNaughton

has a Master’s Degree from the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at Columbia University with concentrations in Chinese contemporary art and museum studies. Her thesis research focused on the current rapid proliferation of modern and contemporary art museums in China, analyzing its problems and the possibilities for sustainable institutional models, and she has conducted extensive research in mainland China, Hong Kong, and New York. She served for two years as the Teaching Assistant for Columbia’s course on Chinese contemporary art, “Modern and Contemporary in China”, and has lectured on topics related to Chinese contemporary art and China’s museum expansion. Sarah has curatorial experience in commercial, private, and public settings, working at the 9th Shanghai Biennale, Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery, and the Rubin Museum of Art. She is currently a Sales Assistant at Pace Gallery in New York City and continues to work on independent curatorial projects in New York and China.

John Rajchman

is a philosopher working in the areas of art history, architecture, and continental philosophy. John is an Adjunct Professor and former Director of Modern Art M.A. Programs in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He has previously taught at Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, and The Cooper Union, among others. He is a Contributing Editor for Artforum and is on the board of Critical Space.

He received a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

 

 

 

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