Gong Yan, artist, curator, editor-in-chief of Art World magazine. After having graduated from L’Ecole Nationale Supeˊrieur des Beaux Art de Paris, Gong Yan established O Art Center in Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fu Dan University in 2006, which focus on multi-media and architecture research. She was curator of several international exhibitions, such as Chinese Pavilion in 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Body Media——International Interactive Art Exhibition, Utopia Realisable——Exhibition of Yona Friedman, Power——Exhibition of Thonik Design. She was also the artistic director of the first Shanghai E-Arts Festival, jury member of Ars Electronica in 2007.
In 2011, Gong Yan was appointed deputy director of bureau of research and construction, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art.