Common Ground

Asia Art Archive in America

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Jane DeBevoise, Hilary Chasse, Cici Wu, Furen Dai, and Christopher Ho join writer Malvika Jolly to discuss the non-profit’s history, current programs, and future aspirations. We conclude with a musical performance from Theresa Abalos.

In this talk

Jane DeBevoise

Jane DeBevoise
Jane DeBevoise is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and Chair of Asia Art Archive in America in New York. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2002, Ms. DeBevoise was Deputy Director of the Guggenheim Museum, responsible for museum operations and exhibitions globally. She joined the Museum in 1996 as Project Director of China: 5000 Years, a large-scale exhibition of traditional and modern Chinese art that was presented in 1998 at the Guggenheim museums in New York and Bilbao. Her publications include Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era (2014) and the co-authored Uncooperative Contemporaries: Exhibitions in Shanghai in 2000 (2020).

Hilary Chasse

Hilary Chasse
Hilary Chassé is the Manager and Program Coordinator of the Brooklyn-based nonprofit Asia Art Archive in America, the U.S. outpost of the Hong Kong-headquartered organization Asia Art Archive. She received her BA in International Studies from Boston College and her MLitt in Chinese Art History from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Asia Art Archive in America in 2016, she worked in the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of Columbia University Library, where she oversaw several major digital preservation projects, including the Wellington Koo Papers.

Cici Wu

Cici Wu
Cici Wu is an artist and the Research Assistant at Asia Art Archive in America. Born in 1989 in Beijing and grew up in Hong Kong, she received her bachelor degree from the City University of Hong Kong and completed her MFA in sculpture (class of Maren Hassinger) at Maryland Institute College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong; 47 Canal, New York; Bonnevalle, Noisy-le-Sec, France; and has participated in group exhibitions at ParaSite, Hong Kong; Office Baroque, Antwerp; Parliament Gallery, Paris; Artists Space, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Yokohama Triennial Afterglow, Johannesburg; and others.

Furen Dai

Furen Dai
New York-based artist Furen Dai (b. Hunan, China) is the Collection and Program Assistant at Asia Art Archive in America. As an artist, she works in video performance, installation and film. Dai received her BA in Russian language and literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and her MFA from Tufts University. She has presented her work at the National Art Center, Tokyo; Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece, amongst others. She has participated in residencies, including International Studio and Curatorial Programs, Art OMI, NARS Foundation, Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art and has received public art commissions from The Art Newspaper (2019) and Rose Kennedy Greenway (2020).

Christopher Ho

Christopher Ho
Christopher K. Ho has served on the board of Asia Art Archive in America since 2015. In 2016, he co-founded with Wong Kit Yi Asia Art Archive in America’s annual Leadership Camp, which he now co-moderates with Furen Dai. Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts, an anthology of 73 letters he co-edited with Daisy Nam, is out this month from Paper Monument/n+1. His solo exhibition Henry ❤️ Marvin is currently on view at 56 Henry Gallery. He received his BFA and BS from Cornell University, and his MPhil from Columbia University.

Malvika Jolly

A photograph of Malvika Jolly
A writer living between New York and Chicago, Malvika Jolly is the events assistant at the Brooklyn Rail and a regular contributor to the South Side Weekly, where she focuses on local culture and community history.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Theresa Seguritan Abalos reading.

Theresa Seguritan Abalos

Theresa Seguritan Abalos
Pittsburgh-based creative from San Jose, CA, Theresa Seguritan Abalos recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied Flute Performance and Global Studies. Her work revolves around sound, the body, and belonging.