Hou Hanru is coming to the San Francisco Art Institute as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and Chair of SFAI’s Exhibition and Museum Studies program, effective July 1. Hou, who was the artistic director of the 2nd Guangzhou Triennale, has been living and working in Paris as an independent critic and curator and serving as Professor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and as Visiting Professor at Hoger Instituut voor Shone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium. For the Guangzhou Triennale Hou co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guo Xiaoyan (Guangzhou, China 2005). Other recent curatorial projects include Go Inside, the 3rd Tirana Biennale (Tirana, Albania, 2005), Out of Sight, organized by the De Appel Foundation (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005), Nuit Blanche 2004(Paris, 2004), and A L’Ouest Du Sud De L’Est / A L’Est Du Sud De L’Ouest (Villa Arson, Nice, 2004).

- Meredith Tromble [Tuesday, April 11th, 2006]


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