Yung Ma appointed as Curator by Centre Pompidou in Partnership with the K11 Art Foundation

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
June 8, 2016

The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Centre Pompidou, Paris announce the appointment of Yung Ma as Curator, Contemporary and Prospective Creation Department, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The appointment will commence on 13 June 2016. With this appointment Centre Pompidou continues its ambitious international research program, this partnership allowing it to deepen its knowledge of contemporary Chinese art. It is a significant milestone of KAF’s three-year partnership with Centre Pompidou, and it is also part of their mission to expand international opportunities for outstanding Chinese contemporary artists.

Yung Ma is a dynamic curator specialising in the field of contemporary art and moving image. He has extensive experience and a deep understanding of East Asian and Southeast Asian contemporary art practices and film discourses, and brings to the museum longstanding connections with a network of artists and organisations from the Greater China region. His exhibitions and work have explored themes of global migration and urban identity.

Ma will join Centre Pompidou from his role at M+ in Hong Kong, where he served as an Associate Curator and had been a core member of the curatorial team since its inception in 2011. Whilst at M+, he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the institution’s moving image strand, and helped to shape and build the museum’s collection.

With this new role, Yung Ma will focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of different movements, as well as identifying outstanding young artists, from Greater China. Over the course of his three-year tenure, he will also have opportunities to organise with Centre Pompidou’s team, a number of programmes, co-presented by KAF.

Twice the co-curator of the Hong Kong Participation at the Venice Biennale (2013 and 2009), Yung Ma has also been invited as guest curator for international institutions such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong

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