Jiaxing Chao


Chao Jiaxing is an independent curator and researcher based in Shanghai. From 2011 to 2015. Chao Jiaxing served as the curator and managing director at V ART CENTER, a non-profit space founded by the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. From 2017 to 2019 she was the senior curator at Start Museum located in the West Bund district of Shanghai. Her current research and curatorial interests focus on cross-disciplinary art practices and rituals as methods in contemporary East Asian art. Her recent curatorial project series “Rituals in the Rituals of Future,” relies on slow, performative preliminary research for collective creations.
In 2019 she was awarded the ACC Residency Fellowship at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea and also received a travel grant to attend the CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia. In 2022 she received the Research Trip Grant from Pro Helvetia and participated in the Tokyo Arts and Space ( TOKAS) Research Residency. In 2021 she edited the publication “Under Construction: A History of Shanghai Art Institutions, 2008-2016.” Her most recent exhibitions “Two Stops after Golden Tea Room” was held at the Ulsan Art Museum in South Korea. She co-curated 'A Story of a Merchant' with X Zhu-Nowell at Kurimanzutto in Mexico.  She also served as a mentor on the Expert Panel for the Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize in 2023.