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  • Mar 27, 2024

Xue Tan Appointed Chief Curator of Haus der Kunst

Portrait of XUE TAN by Wing Shya. Courtesy Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Munich’s modern and contemporary art museum Haus der Kunst has announced the appointment of Xue Tan as its new head of exhibitions and programs. As chief curator, Tan will be instrumental in developing and overseeing the internationally renowned institution’s ongoing transformation, as well as furthering the vision of art as a complex evolution through inventive and transformative engagements. In a statement following the announcement, Haus der Kunst’s artistic director Andrea Lissoni remarked that Tan “brings deep knowledge and experience on the Asian Region, as well as on transdisciplinary contemporary artistic practices.”

A curator, producer, and writer working in Hong Kong, Tan is the founding senior curator of Tai Kwun Contemporary where she was central to the institution’s conception. Beginning in 2015, Tan oversaw its exhibition program and special projects, curated and produced large scale projects, established a unique live and media program, commissioned new works, and organized music events, talks, and screenings. Among the artists she has worked with on solo exhibitions are Maria Hassabi, Pan Daijing, Tino Sehgal, Francis Alÿs, Cao Fei, and major live commissions with Scarlet Yu and Xavier Le Roy, Nile Koetting, Mette Edvardsen, and Eisa Jocson.

Among curated exhibitions and projects Tan has worked with artists on new commissions and productions including Candice Lin, Rohini Devasher, Tarek Atoui, Sriwhana Spong, Lina Lapelytė, Trevor Yeung, Yuko Mohri, SERAFINE1369, Tamiko Nishimura, Kazuo Kitai, Nadim Abbas, Zheng Mahler, Pratchaya Phinthong, Thea Djordjadze, Jason Dodge, Yuri Pattison, Shinro Ohtake, Cui Jie, Anne Imhof, Émilie Pitoiset, Leelee Chan, Alvin Lucier.

Internationally, Tan has worked on a number of major curatorial projects for the likes of the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt and the Center for Curatorial Studies of Bard College in New York.

Tan will take up her new position in June 2024, replacing Emma Enderby who is set to become the artistic director of KW Berlin.

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