Yan Shi

Born in Shenyang, Heilongjiang Province, in 1975, Yan Shi studied at the Photography Department of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts and Multimedia and Mixed Media Department at the Art College of Xiamen University. He now lives and works in Beijing. Yan Shi’s artistic practice is inclusive and unrestricted by media or materials. Yan’s profound observation of contemporary life is deeply rooted in examining, and dialogue with, art historical narratives. His artworks are presented in a straightforward manner, summoning the object itself to speak, and inviting the viewer into the unknown and open-ended exploration.


Su Wei

Su Wei is an art writer and curator based in Beijing. His recent work focuses on re-depicting and deepening the history of Chinese contemporary art, exploring the roots of its legitimacy and rupture. In 2014, he was awarded first place at the first International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). He was the Senior Curator of Inside-Out Museum Beijing between 2017 and 2019.

His curatorial projects include: the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, 2012; No References: A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985 at Videotage, Hong Kong, 2016; Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu, The Lonely Spirit and Community of Feeling: Emotional Patterns in Art in Post-1949 China at Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, 2017-2019, etc. In 2015, he participated in the symposium Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories at Tate Modern, London. He co-curated the symposium Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester.

He has published a number of articles in local and international art journals including YISHU: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Journal of Contemporary Art (Bristol, UK) and Kunstforum.