Emerging Curators 2020: Junyuan Feng & Alvin Li

We are delighted to announce that Liquid Ground, a project by Junyuan Feng and Alvin Li, has been selected from our 2020 emerging curators open call. Due to a scheduling reshuffle in response to COVID-19, the exhibition will take place at Para Site from September to November 2020.

Junyuan Feng is an artist and writer based in Shanghai, currently a lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. He received his B.S. in physics from Fudan University and M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent projects and exhibitions include Hic sunt leones, 798 Art Center, Beijing, 2019; Building Code Violations III: Special Economic Zone, Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018; Parentheses, David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2018. He co-curated the exhibition Whatever works, whatever it takes with Zhihui Zhang at Goethe-Institut China in 2019. He was a finalist for the 2018 Huayu Youth Award.

Alvin Li is a writer, curator and Contributing Editor of frieze magazine, based in Shanghai. Li’s writing on contemporary art and culture has appeared in international publications such as friezeArtforumMousseArt AgendaSpike Art Quarterly, and ArtReview Asia, as well as in catalogues published by New Museum, New York, among others. In 2019, Li was invited to present research on Chinese-language hip hop in the format of a listening session at Triple Canopy, New York, and an original work of auto-fiction, Teeth, at CURRENT: LA Public Art Triennial. Li’s recent curatorial projects include D.E.E.P., chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, 2019; In My Room, Antenna Space, Shanghai, 2019; and The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017. Li is the co-founder of CINEMQ, a queer collective that organises monthly curated screening projects focusing on East Asian queer independent cinema.