BiographyBritta Erickson is currently the director of INK Studio which is located in Beijing. She is an independent scholar and curator from California. She has received her PhD in Chinese Art History at Stanford University and learned Chinese from the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei. And therefore she has obtained her Mandarin skills during the period of time which has taken a great part in her past and current job in China.
She has curated major exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler gallery, Washington D.C. (World Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing) and the Cantor Centre for Visual Arts, Stanford (On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West). In 2007, she co-curated the Chengdu Biennial which focused on ink art and, in 2010 she was a contributing curator for Shanghai: Art of the City (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco).
She has also published numerous books, articles and essays on contemporary Chinese art. She has produced a series of short films about ink painting entitled The Enduring Passion for Ink. Ms. Erickson is on the advisory boards of The Ink Society (Hong Kong) and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), as well as the editorial boards of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and ART Asia Pacific. In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Beijing on the Chinese contemporary art market.
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