The Asian Cultural Council is delighted to welcome Lyn Hsieh as ACC’s new Director of Programs.
Lyn Hsieh is committed to advancing cross-cultural dialogue and artistic exchange between Asia and the United States. Inspired by her own life-changing experience as a grantee of an international curatorial fellowship funded by the Contemporary Art Foundation (Taiwan) and the Guggenheim Museum (U.S.), Lyn has facilitated numerous cultural exchange opportunities in the arts.
Lyn holds a B.A. in Economics from National Taiwan University, an M.A. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, and a certificate in Art History from the University of Cambridge. Her repertoire of major exchange projects includes directing Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Fairytale commission at Documenta 12 in 2007, coordinating Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 2013, and initiating a museum pedagogy program between the Museum of Modern Art and Guangdong Museum of Art (China) in 2019.
Lyn has also held various senior leadership roles in arts institutions in Taipei (2013-2016). She served as the Head of the Education and Communications Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, where she oversaw areas of education, development, membership, communications, marketing, retail, publications, and government relations. In this role, Lyn developed innovative programs and built deeper relationships with audiences, artists, communities, and partners within the East Asian region.
Prior to joining the Asian Cultural Council, Lyn managed the Museum of Modern Art’s Education Department in New York. There, she played a pivotal role in designing the department’s operations and programmatic strategies to support the museum’s goals through various seasons of change. She is also a member of the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Asia research group, a cross-departmental program at MoMA that fosters the multi-year study of art histories in Asia.
With her extensive programmatic, strategic, and operational experience and skills, Lyn is a key addition to the Asian Cultural Council. ACC is excited to see the relationships, programs, and partnerships Lyn will foster and grow with the ACC community and beyond.