Chinese Art

The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

Grant period

2020 - 2021



Since the invention of porcelain and gunpowder, materials have animated and innovated new art forms throughout Chinese history. Artists have used both unconventional materials and conventional materials unconventionally to create new artistic styles, movements, and forms. Yet, the role materials have played in the history of Chinese art has often been overlooked. Smart Museum of Art’s publication The Allure of Matter: Materiality Across Chinese Art, supported by the Foundation, systematically investigates the role and concept of materiality in Chinese art for the first time.

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2020 - 2023


Tate Modern

Adjunct Curators, Greater China

2020 - 2023


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Chinese Art Initiative – Exhibition Planning

2020 - 2022


Freud Museum London

Freud and China

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