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Activating the Cultural Heritage Through Exhibition Making

21 Nov 2023

Time:8:00pm - 9:30pm


Room 706C, Chen Kou Bun Building, CUHK

Speaker: Weiwei Wang (Curator of Exhibition and Collections, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile)

Moderator: Prof. Yongwoo Lee




As a curator in contemporary art filed, Wang has gained a lot of practical experiences in exhibition making and artistic communication. After joining Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Wang continually explore the possibilities of interweaving textile culture, heritage, and contemporary art. Through her personal curatorial practices and case studies, Wang will share her experiences and studies about how contemporary art can creatively and critically intervene in the preservation, interpretation, and reactivation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage with future-oriented perspective, and how exhibition-making as a method of communication can not only create thought-provoking experiences to the visitors but also bring cohesion to the local communities.



Wang Weiwei is currently the curator of Exhibitions and Collections at CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong). From 2010 to 2017, Wang was the curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (MoCA Shanghai). In 2017, Wang participated at the Curator-in-Residence Programme at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, and the International Researcher Programme at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. She was then appointed as the co-curator at the 12th Shanghai Biennale and awarded an Individual Fellowship by Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong in 2018. She has conducted on a series of research on East Asian Contemporary Arts since 2017. Wang Weiwei’s current exhibitions include <With the Sun, She Quells the Night – A Tribute to Rebecca Pan, 2023>; <Clouds, Power, and Ornament - Roving Central Asia, 2023>; <Spinning East Asia Series 1: A Compass in Hand 2022>; <Spinning East Asia Series 2: A Net (Dis)entangled, 2022>; <Yin Xiuzhen: Sky Patch, 2021>.