GUEST BIO: Lesley Ma

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Lesley Ma is curator of Ink Art at M+, a new museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. She heads the museum’s effort in collecting, exhibiting, and research on ink art since joining in 2013. In 2017, she curated the critically acclaimed exhibition, “The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+,” and established a groundbreaking transnational framework for the subject. In 2013, she co-curated “The Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan” at Para Site, Hong Kong, which toured to Tokyo and Mexico City. From 2005 to 2009, She was project director at artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio in New York and was curatorial coordinator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles from 2011 to 2012. A recipient of the Fifth Yishu Award for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art, Ma is published in Chinese and English and has written for artforum.com, ArtAsiaPacific, and other prestigious publications. Ma received a BA in history and science from Harvard College, MA in museum studies from New York University, and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. She is from Taipei, Taiwan.