Jia Li is a curator, writer and researcher based in Beijing and has curated "Genders Engender," an exhibition highlighting the changes and emerging trends in the feminist art practice in China over the last decade, "Other Lives of the Alternative Spaces," which focused on the artistic intervention in urban space and "A Geography of Resistance", addressing the topic of ecological and spatial justice. Her recent curatorial and research interests include socially engaged practice and activism in art, the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and social justice, the politics of space, the contemporary anarchism and social movements. During her 3-month fellowship, Li plans to conduct research on the theory and practice of social engagement art in Japan since 1990s, interview and visit artists, curators, art professionals and institutions to seek the possibilities of collaborations between China and Japan and international projects in the future.



Independent curator, writer and researcher based in Beijing.
Li was a Senior Curator at Taikang Space in Beijing from 2015 to 2020 and served as the Associate Director at Pace Gallery Beijing from 2012 to 2015. She is a regular contributor for Artforum Online, LEAP and Randian and has published a number of articles varying from art reviews, essays and surveys. In 2017, Li received the first Hyundai Blue Prize, a fellowship aiming to prize young curators in China Mainland. She was invited by the Japan Foundation for “Japan-China Curator Exchange Program Symposium” in 2019.