The K11 Art Foundation and Centre Pompidou, Paris, have appointed Yung Ma as curator in the contemporary and prospective creation department.
Starting on June 13, 2016, Ma will undertake a three-year project to identify young Chinese artists and organize shows and programming with the Centre Pompidou team, coexhibited by the K11 Art Foundation.
Ma formerly served as an associate curator at M+ in Hong Kong, where he played a core role since the museum’s 2011 inception. He was also responsible for curating Pak Sheung Chuen and Lee Kit’s solo shows at the Hong Kong pavilions of the fifty-third and fifty-fifth Venice Biennale, respectively.
“Yung Ma brings a wealth of experience and nuanced understanding to the progressive program at Centre Pompidou and we are delighted to have collaborated on the appointment of such a talented and visionary curator,” said Adrian Cheng, founder and honorary chair of the K11 Art Foundation.
The president of the Centre Pompidou, Serge Lasvignes, added: “The collaboration with the K11 Art Foundation and with Yung Ma will allow the Centre Pompidou to further its knowledge of art in China and contribute to making it better known in France.”