ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SHORTLIST OF THE JIMEI X ARLES
CURATORIAL AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVING IMAGE
Cao Dan: Senior art journalist, curator, documentary film director, publisher of LEAP and The Art Newspaper China;
Gu Zheng: Curator, Critic, art director of the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, professor of Fudan University;
He Jing: Seasoned art critic, curator and young scholar;
He Yining: Photography historian, curator;
Lu Mingjun: PhD in History, curator, young researcher of the School of Philosophy in Fudan University, academic director of OCAT Shenzhen;
RongRong: Chinese contemporary photography artist, co-founder and co-director of Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival.
The 2nd Curatorial Award for Photography and Moving Image was launched in June 2022, and it attracted 44 curatorial proposals, among which five were selected by the jury committee following two rounds of selection:
Camera Obscura: The Apparatus of Eros and Image
Curatorial Team: Huang Yuting & Xu Zhibo
Curatorial Team: Chen Junyao & Wang Buyun
The New Survivors
Curator: Wang Shuman
Shuman Wang (b. 1993, Nanjing, China), holds a master’s degree in art curating from the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, and currently lives and works in Shanghai. After joining OCAT Shanghai in 2017, she has served as the supervisor of the exhibition department since 2018. Wang has years of experience in organizing and coordinating exhibitions at OCAT Shanghai, which include Frontier: Refocusing on the Medium: “The Rise of East Asia Video Art” (2020), “I Hear Your Dreams: Contemporary Art from Norway” (2019), “Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics” (2017).
Curator: Hou Yuyao
Hou Yuyao received her BA Honors degree in Fine Art from Cheslea College of Art and Design and her Master’s degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Hou's works and projects have been included in numerous group exhibitions in London and Los Angeles and she has been commissioned by the London office of HITACCHI Japan. Hou's curatorial and operated projects has cooperated with Saatchi Gallery, London; V&A Museum, London; Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London; Today Art Museum, Beijing, and Yingmu Art Museum, Shijiazhuang. Since 2019, Hou founded The MPI Media and has curated over 20 online exhibitions and has interviewed and published nearly 200 interview articles and videos with young artists.
Neverlands and the End of World
Curatorial Team: Tangent Collective