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馬唯中 Lesley Ma

Lesley Ma is the incoming inaugural Ming Chu Hsu and Daniel Xu Associate Curator of Asian Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From 2013 to 2022, she was founding Curator, Ink Art at M+, Hong Kong and led the museum’s acquisition and programming on ink art. She co-curated Individuals, Networks, Expressions, a survey of visual art from the museum’s collection, and curated M+ Commission: Tong Yang-Tze, a set of large-scale calligraphy, for the museum opening in November 2021. A co-editor of M+ Collections: Highlights and writer for Chinese Art since 1970: M+ Sigg Collection, she curated The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ in 2017. Previously Ma was project director at Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio in New York. She received a BA from Harvard College, MA from New York University, and PhD from UC San Diego.

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