Ou Ning will visit the UK College of Design on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, sponsored by the Confucius Institute “China into Colleges” grant. An artist, writer, curator, filmmaker and activist, Ou Ning is known for the urban research and film documentary projects such as San Yuan Li (2003), commissioned by the 50th Venice Art Biennale; Meishi Street (2006), commissioned by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and premiered in MoMA New York.
As a curator, he initiated the biennial art and design exhibition “Get It Louder” in Beijing (2005, 2007, 2010), and curated the group sound installations at Battersea Power Station in London, commissioned by Serpentine Gallery (2006); 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (chief curator); 2011 Chengdu Biennale (co-curator); Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project (co-curated with Hou Hanru, 2012-2013).
Ou Ning was a member of the Asian Art Council at the Guggenheim Museum (2011) and a speaker at the Aspen Idea Festival (2012). He is a frequent contributor to various magazines, books and has lectured around the world. He also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York in 2016-17.