wu hung

Wu Hung is Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History and Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago. An elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has published widely on both traditional and contemporary Chinese art. His major works on traditional art include The Wu Liang Shrine: The Ideology of Early Chinese Pictorial Art (1989), Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture (1995), The Double Screen: Medium and Representation in Chinese Painting (1996), The Art of the Yellow Springs: Understanding Chinese Tombs (2010), and A Story of Ruins: Presence and Absence in Chinese Art and Visual Culture (2012). 

His major works on contemporary art include Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century (1999), Exhibiting Experimental Art in China (2000), Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Art in China (1990-2000) (2002), Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Politic Space (2005), Making History: Wu Hung on Contemporary Art (2008), Wu Hung on Contemporary Chinese Artists (2009), and Contemporary Chinese Artists: Primary Documents (2010). He has curated many influential contemporary art exhibitions, including The First Guangzhou Triennial (2002), Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004, with Christopher Phillips; New York and Chicago), The Sixth Gwangju Biennale (2006, Korea), and Re-imagining Asia (2009, Berlin).