Gao Shiming is Executive Dean of the School of Intermedia Art at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. His subject is visual culture research, contemporary art studies, and curatorial studies. He has organised many large exhibitions of academic standing, including The Migration of Asian Contemporary Art and Geo-politics (2002-04); Farewell to Post-Colonialism, the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (2008); and Rehearsal, the 8th Shanghai Biennale (2010), among others. He has published several books, including Visual Thinking: Intangible Dialogue between Art and Phenomenology (2002), A Visual Report: Migration of Contemporary Art and Geo-Politics in Asia (2003), Farewell to Post-Colonialism (2008), Mask and Mirror: Visual Studies on the Real and Reality (2010), and Book in Action: On Curatorial Writing (2011). He was also a Research Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institue (2011).