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Gao Shiming

Dr. Gao Shiming is a curator and critic based in Hangzhou, China. He is currently the director of the School of Intermedia Art(SIMA), China Academy of Art.




Dr. Gao Shiming is a curator and critic based in Hangzhou, China. He is currently the director of the School of Intermedia Art(SIMA), China Academy of Art. He is also the founding chair of CAA's Curatorial Studies Department (which is the first curatorial program in China), and the founding director of Media City Research City, Hangzhou.


As a scholar, Gao is professor of contemporary art theory, social thought and curatorial studies. He published many books and catalogs include 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; Rehearsal, and Ho Chi Minh Trail, 2010; All things Lethal Remain Unutterable, 2011; Book in Action: On Curatorial Writing, 2012; Post/Colonial Condition of Knowledge: A Contemporary Asian Thought Reader, 2012. He is the fellow of Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute(2011), and his research project at Clark is titled Rehearsal, or, Art without Artwork.


He is also curator of many exhibitions and intellectual projects, including: The Migration of Asian Contemporary Art and Geo-politics, 2002-2003; Techniques of the Visible: the 5th Shanghai Biennale, 2004; Asian Time: New Media Art Exhibition, 2005; The Yellow Box: Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese Space, 2006; Alchemy of Shadow: the 3rd Lianzhou International Photography Festival, and ‘Revival of the Countryside’: Special Project of Sao Paulo Architectural Biennial, 2007; Farewell to Post-colonialism: the Third Guangzhou Triennial, 2008; Rehearsal: the 8th Shanghai Biennale, 2010; West Heavens: Dialogues between Indian and Chinese Social Thoughts, 2010-2011; and World in Transition, Imagination in Flux: Asian Circle of Thought Shanghai Summit, 2012; West Bund 2013:A Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art, etc.