Duan Ziying is the secondary grantee of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2016–17.
Duan Ziying’s research project, “The Third Concept of Space: Art in the PRD Beyond Thematic Urbanism and Institutional Experimentation,” focuses on three exhibitions that explore the topic of urbanisation: Hong Kong, etc. (1997), Cities on the Move (1999)—specifically the editions mounted at Vienna Secession and Hayward Gallery—and Z.O.U. - Zone of Urgency (2003). Other exhibitions in Asia during the same period referencing these three shows are also examined. This project focuses on the development of architecture and the formation of the idea of a global city, as well as examine the impact that architectural research has on exhibitions about urbanisation.
Duan Ziying received her MA in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She is Assistant Curator of Asia Programs at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, and Assistant Curator at Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. She contributes to LEAP magazine.
Jury for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2016–17 include:
Feng Yuan, Professor and Director of the Visual Culture Research Center in Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen University
Li Xianting, Beijing-based independent critic and curator
Sing Song-yong, Professor in the Graduate Institute of Animation and Film Art, Tainan National University of the Arts
Jane DeBevoise, Chair, Board of Directors, Asia Art Archive
Anthony Yung, Researcher, Asia Art Archive