Speaker - Melissa Chiu

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Dr. Melissa Chiu is Museum Director and Senior Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs, Asia Society in New York responsible for overseeing the programming for museums in New York, Houston and Hong Kong. She was previously Founding Director of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney (1996-2001).

As a leading authority on Asian contemporary art, she has organized nearly 30 exhibitions of artists from across Asia including a retrospective by Zhang Huan, a survey of Yoshitomo Nara, and an exhibition of art from China’s Cultural Revolution.

She earned a M.A. in Arts Administration (1994) and a PhD (2005) in Art History and is the author of numerous articles and books including Breakout: Chinese Art Outside China (2007), Chinese Contemporary Art: 7 Things You Should Know (2008), Asian Art Now (Monacelli Press, 2010, co-authored with Benjamin Genocchio) and an anthology Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (MIT Press, 2011, co-edited with Benjamin Genocchio). She has served on numerous panels including Pew, Institute of Museum and Library Services and New York State Council on the Arts and currently serves on the board American Association of Museums, and Museums Association of New York.

11 Programs

The Changing Landscape of Museums Today

01.29.15 | 01:37:53 min | 0 comments

Arts & Museum Summit: Keynote by Glenn Lowry

11.22.13 | 00:30:59 min | 0 comments

Iran's Art World of the 1960s-70s

10.28.13 | 01:16:51 min | 0 comments

Wendi Murdoch and Kenzo Digital: Art and Technology

03.04.13 | 01:11:45 min | 0 comments

Pioneers: Two Decades of New Asian Art

09.24.12 | 01:02:08 min | 0 comments

Culture Beyond Borders (I) - Institutions

09.21.12 | 01:10:46 min | 0 comments

The Art Culture in China Now with Melissa Chiu

09.13.12 | 00:54:44 min | 0 comments

Collecting Ancient Art in the 21st Century

03.18.12 | 02:05:52 min | 0 comments

Artist Talk: Parviz Tanavoli

02.27.12 | 00:57:22 min | 0 comments

What's Ahead for Contemporary Art in India?

03.24.08 | 01:22:19 min | 0 comments

Meet the Artist: Zhang Huan

09.11.07 | 00:57:58 min | 0 comments