New Zealand-born curator residing in Shanghai, China, where he specializes in established contemporary and emerging Chinese artists, Hutch holds a bachelor's Art degree from AUT (Auckland University of Technology). He is currently the International Editor for 99YS Arts Media Group, China, as well as the Art Director/Curator for Cospace Gallery, in the North Bund Art District in Shanghai, China. He is also engaged in research of the Contemporary Chinese art scene and has written art criticism on exhibitions in Shanghai and elsewhere.
Hutch has undertaken several roles as Projects and Senior Exhibitions Manager with the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa (1998-2016). He was also involved as Project Coordinator and translator for the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino, Venice Biennale (2015), as well as working on the New Zealand Pavilion to the Venice Biennale (2009, 2011, 2013), and several collateral exhibitions to the Venice Biennale (2013, 2015).
Hutch has extensive curatorial experience in China within museums, where he has recently curated exhibitions for Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai and Epoch Museum of Art, Wenzhou (2016).
Hutch will be responsible in curating the Chinese contingent to the fair.
curator, art director and cultural entrepreneur Pierre-Christophe Gam,
trained as an interior architect at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des
Arts Decoratifs in Paris and Central St. Martins in London. In his
professional career, he has specialized in art direction for leading
contemporary luxury brands and media companies, including Universal,
Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Publicis and Les Galleries Lafayettes
is the founder and director of Afro-Polis, an innovative cultural
platform, whose aim is to create a multi-dimensional exploration and
critical discovery of Africa's cultural DNA by fostering a participatory
forum via events, talks and exhibitions.
In his artistic practice Pierre-Christophe explores the legacy of Pre and Post-Colonial ideas developed by Pan-African thinkers. He is interested in evaluating how current social and political changes in Africa and the diaspora negotiate with past intellectual and visual heritage. Using photography, collages, drawing and digital manipulation, he creates ambiguous yet compelling composition where deep cultural references are mixed-up and juxtaposed in a rich and intricate tapestry. Beyond the visual seduction of his work, Pierre-Christophe questions complex and deeply rooted narratives at the core of the global African experience.
Pierre-Christophe was guest curator of the 2017 Art Africa Fair in Cape-Town and curator of the 2015 Vitra Campus Summer Party during Art Basel (Vitra's largest annual event) and part of the advisory board of the acclaimed touring exhibition Making Africa, curated by Amelie Klein of the Vitra Design Museum.
Showcasing artists from the BRICS region who perform best in the auction market, UNFOLD entices the world's premier bankers, architects, developers, hotel operators and hotel owners with insights, opportunities, and new partnerships as well as attracting art collectors and museums from across the globe.
24-28 January 2018
St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
24-28 January 2018
St. Regis Saadiyat Island,