The Art Angle Presents: How Curator Yung Ma is Redefining Contemporary Exhibition Models

Artnet's Vivienne Chow speaks to the curator, who is part of a new generation of art world movers and shakers.

Yung Ma, senior curator, Hayward Gallery. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery.

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Yung Ma is an international curator who has held positions at some of the world’s most prestigious art institutions. In 2021 he was appointed senior curator at London’s Hayward Gallery, and previously held positions at M+ in Hong Kong, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He served not once, but twice, as the co-curator of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and was the artistic director of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale in 2021. It’s fair to say that Ma knows better than most what audiences want from museums, and his track record organizing acclaimed exhibitions of artists like Cao Fei, and a recent retrospective of Mike Nelson proves that he knows how to deliver. Artnet’s London correspondent Vivienne Chow spoke to Ma about the changing tides within the realm of museums and his personal experiences at the forefront of contemporary art.

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