This year's workshop will start from tutor past curatorial practice experience, critically thinking about the connection and divergence of current photographic exhibitions in history and the present.At the same time, she will combine the students’ creation firstly, then focus on the methods and possibilities of transforming photos/images into exhibitions. Besides the theory and method session, the course also includes group critiques of works and a practical part of exhibition design.






HE Yining (born. 1986), researcher and curator in contemporary visual art. Graduate of London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Her latest research seeks to address the creative practices of artists using image algorithms at the intersection of photography, media ecology and the philosophy of technology.


Yining's previous curatorial project has been held in museums and art institutions in China and Europe, including: "Imaging Our Futures"(PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai,Shanghai Exhibition Center, 2021), "China Imagined" (BredaPhoto 2020, Grote Kerk, Breda, Netherland), "Between Mountains, Hills and Lakes" (2020, Design Society, ZiWU / Modern Art Base, Three Shadows Photography Art Center), "The Abode of Anamnesis"  (2019, OCAT Institute), "Troubled Intention Ahead: Confusing Public and Private" (2018, CAFA Art Museum), "The Port and The Image 1 & 2" (2019, 2017, China Port Museum). He Yining was the winner of the OCAT Institute's inaugural "Research-based Curatorial Project" and was nominated for the 14th AAC Art China "Curator of the Year Award" for this research project exhibition.


Her publications include Abode of AnamnesisThe Port and the Image 1&2, Photography in the British Classrooms. Her Translation works include Artists Who Make Books (forthcoming), Art and Photography (upcoming), Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual CulturePerspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography, Photography and Travel and a few others.