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Curatorial Team

4th Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2022

Liu Tian

Chief Curator

Liu Tian / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Liu Tian, curator; Deputy Director of the Visual Culture Research Center at China Academy of Art(CAA); Ph.D and researcher at CAA’s Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thoughts (ICAST), School of Inter-Media Art (SIMA); the founder of "Open Matter Institute".

Liu Tian has a long-term commitment to the iteration and renovation of research-creation, his work spans curation, creative practice work, theoretical research, design and writing. He has participated in curating series academic exhibitions since 2006, including: The Way Toward Poetry, Be In a Half of Maze, Inter-World-View, Catch the Muddle, Elements - Selected Photographs of Long Chin-San, Passage of Sinthome, Condition, The Nights of Work-er, Cause and Examples Projected from It, Museum of Inspiration 1.0, Lyrical and Epic, Anyball, Transparent Iron, 达-da Manifesto: Homage but not Hostage, Memorandum for Gaia, etc. He was also the member of curatorial collegiate of the 11th Shanghai Biennale Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories, and Mise-en-Scène of Theory Opera.

He was the jury member of several art prizes, such as Huayu Youth Award in 2017, 2018, and 2020, as well as Hyundai Blue Prize ART+TECH in 2020 and 2021. He was nominated by the 14th Award of Art China for Curator of the Year in 2020. He had won multiple prizes such as the Power Station of Art’s 1st Emerging Curators Project in 2014, Red Dot Design Award 2018, etc. As a writer, he was finalist of the 7th International Award for Art Critisicm in 2021, his works have been published by multiple professional art and academic journals, including Art Forum, New Arts, Leap, Art World, etc. His research currently concerned with the generalized mass-oriented curation and design, with the simultaneous exploration and practice of rural grassroots, classical origins and sci-tech frontiers.

Liu Yihong


Liu Yihong / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Liu Yihong, PhD in Contemporary Art and Social Thoughts (ICAST) at the China Aacademy of Art, Master at l’École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI, Les Ateliers). Her research areas include contemporary art curation, network society and visual culture research. Her thesis "Modernity in ‘Smart’ — the Social Exhibition of Urban-Rural Space Production" was presented at the World Congress of Art History. Since 2013, she has been involved in the curation of the Asian Social Movement Image Database "Multitude: Till We Have Faces" until now, and has been selected for the PSA Emerging Curators Project with her work "Articulators Summit". Her recent curation projects include: Out of Service (2018); Inter-World-View (2019); The First Zhijiang International Youth Art Festival (2019); Inter-World-View II (2020); Playshop International Collaborative Curriculum" (2019–2021); The First Zhejiang Young Scientists Festival (2022). She is currently teaching at the Research Institute of Social and Strategy, SDI, CAA.

Ying Xinxun


Ying Xinxun / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Ying Xinxun, Artist, PhD at the Department of Fiber Art, School of Sculpture and Public Art, China Academy of Art, Deputy Director of the Department of Fiber Art, Academic Chair of the Fiber Plastic Arts Studio, China Academy of Art. She now lives and works in Hangzhou. Her artistic creations start from daily life, and she is good at exploring the social texture of materials and objects to express certain contemporary qualities and social phenomena. She has recently been focusing on social relations, ideology and people's behavior presented by "landscape society", "packaging" and "surface", as well as post-aesthetics, contemporaneity and the exploration of the relationship between media, body and society. Her artistic forms include installations, fiber arts, videos, performances, theater performances, paintings.

Ying Xinxun’s works have been exhibited in many artistic institutions, including Today Art Museum (Beijing), Times Art Museum, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen), Shanghai BANK Gallery, Macau Contemporary Art Center, PIFO Gallery (Beijing) as well as in Germany and Japan. Her group exhibitions include the 1st and 3rd "Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art", the 4th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts / Stress Field, An Alternative Eye: Sights Between Identity and Media (International Contemporary Art Group Exhibition), the First CAFAM Future Exhibition "Sub-Phenomena" Nomination, Frontier Fiber Art Exhibition "0:00" by Shanghai BANK Gallery. She has been nominated for the "Excellence Award", Today Art Museum & Martell Art Fund's highest award for future art, "Focus on Talents Project Award" and "WANG SHIKUO Nomination Award" of Beijing Today Art Museum. She was sponsored by Today Art Museum & Martell Art Fund for an art residency and study tour in Düsseldorf, Germany and recently went to Berlin, Germany for a three-month art residency. Her works are collected by Today Art Museum, Martell Art Fund, Wang Shikuo Foundation and other collectors.

Iris Long


Iris Long / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Iris Long, independent curator and writer with a research focus on art’s responses to ubiquitous computing, big data and AI, as well as the psycho-geography of technologies and China’s techno-infrastructures. Iris is the Berggruen Fellow. She was shortlisted for the first M21-IAAC Award (International Awards for Art Criticism). Her translation work, Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media, was nominated for Art Publication of the Year of AAC Art China awards in 2016. The exhibitions she curated include Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa (received Hyundai Blue Prize for curators, sopihalexa.com) and Blue Cables in Venetian Watercourse (PSA Emerging Curator’s Program). In 2020, she was a member of the international jury for the art section of the computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH ASIA. She is also on the art international jury of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020. Iris’s research has been presented in Art and Artificial Intelligence (Open Conference, ZKM), Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA, Hong Kong). In 2021, she initialized "Port", a long-term research and curatorial project on the infrastructures of science and technology in China.

Wang Hongzhe


Wang Hongzhe / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Born in Anshan, Liaoning, Wang Hongzhe is a scholar of media history. He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from China University of Mining and Technology, his M.A. in Communication from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include media history, Cold War history, information society and labor studies. He is currently a researcher, long-appointed associate professor, doctoral supervisor, and Boya postdoctoral co-advisor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University. He is also the founder of "Beijing Media Group" and "Playbook".

Ying Jinfei

Exhibition Director

Ying Jinfei / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Ying Jinfei, (born 1967, Xianju, Zhejiang), currently Director of Zhejiang Art Museum, Professor of China Academy of Art (Level 2), Off-campus Master Supervisor of Zhejiang University, Receiver of Government Special Allowances from the State Council; Member of Zhejiang Provincial Committee of China Association for Promoting Democracy, Member of Zhejiang Research Institute of Culture and History, Member of China Artists Association, Member of Watercolor Art Committee of China Artists Association, Member of Art Museum Committee and Academic Committee of Chinese Museums Association, Vice President of Zhejiang Artists Association, Member of Committee of Experts for Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, Member of Zhejiang Cultural Relics Identification Committee; Evaluation Expert of National Arts Fund, National Social Sciences Fund, and China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center, Vice Director of Printmaking Professional Committee of China National Society for the promotion of Arts and Culture, Judge of National Fine Arts Exhibition.

Shi Hui

Artistic Director

Shi Hui / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Professor and PhD supervisor of China Academy of Art, Founder of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art. She has started contemporary artistic creation since 1986 and her works are featured by adoption of cotton, hemp, Xuan paper, pulp and other fiber materials. Due to the creative framework based on the sense of modern art and her sensitivity and skills on materials, her artistic creation has become more purified and mature. Among the patterns of Chinese contemporary art, Shi Hui's works display unique visual features. She extends the traditional weaving into a construction of visual space and changes the weaving process into an experience process, so that it becomes a kind of image interpretation on "postmodern animatism" to reflect the cultural heritage of the Eastern spirit on the level of contemporary art.

Some of her important exhibitions include: "The Third Shanghai Biennale" (Shanghai Art Museum, 2000), "Living in Time — 29 Chinese Contemporary Artists Exhibition" (National Gallery of Berlin, 2001), "The First Guangzhou Triennial "Reinterpretation: Ten Years of Chinese Experimental Art" (Guangdong Art Museum, 2002), "Alors, la Chine? - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition" (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003) and "Our Future: Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection" (Beijing Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2008). She has also held her individual exhibitions at the HHLA Exhibition Center in Hamburg (2006), Germany and the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany (2013). She won the Martell Award for Extraordinary Artist in 2007 and the award of AAC the 8th Award of Art China for Sculpture Influence in 2014. She has published 20 collections of works, such as the Poetic Simplicity: Shi Hui’ s Work and Shi Hui.

Xu Jia

Convener of Lecture and Forum

Xu Jia / Photo: Courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Xu Jia is a writer, artist and curator, the convener of the 4th Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art Lecture and Forum in 2022, the curator of the "Fiber Code" exhibition in 2021, the curator of the 3rd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art International Symposium in 2019, and the curator of the 2nd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in 2016. She got PhD degree in art theory from the China Academy of Art, and is currently a teacher in the Fiber Art Department of CAA. Her research focuses on the historical and theoretical study of modern and contemporary fiber art, and her main academic articles published in recent years include "The Textile Across Decoration", "From Embroidered Painting to Needle Words, "Second Skin", "Boundless Encounters ", "Fiber: The Shared Code of Art and Design", and the publication of Embroidered Painting: Research into China’s Traditional Jiangnan Embroidery. From 2021, she becomes the China region editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture, an international important journal on textile.

(From press information. Images courtesy of Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art)

4th Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

18 October – 4 December 2022
Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Theme: Being Theoria

Exhibition Director: Ying Jinfei
Artistic Director: Shi Hui
Chief Curator: Liu Tian
Co-curators: Liu Yihong, Ying Xinxun, Iris Long, Wang Hongzhe
Convener of Lecture & Forum: Liu Tian, Xu Jia
Assistant Curators: Xi Tianhao, Duan Xin, Zheng Linyixin, Ren Yue
Project Director: Huang Yan
Project Coordinators: Gu Wenjia, Wu Jiayu, Xu Xiaoxiao, Zhao Jin
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Special Project "Pure Reason" at Hangzhou Museum

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