Yan Wu (c/o Gendai Gallery)


Born and raised in Shanghai, Yan Wu moved to Canada in 2001 and currently lives in Toronto. She holds a Master of Visual Studies, Curatorial Studies, from the University of Toronto. Between 2010 and 2012, she acted as the Director of Programming at the Gendai Gallery and subsequently stayed on the board’s programming committee until 2019. Currently she is the Public Art Curator for the City of Markham. In 2016, she was the Curator-in-Residence at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and in 2015 Assistant Curator for the inaugural Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. As a translator, she has collaborated with artist James Carl in completing the Chinese translation of Rosalind Krauss’s Passages in Modern Sculpture (2016), Lucy Lippard’s Six Years and Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (2018), John Cage’s Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel (2020), and Formless by Yves-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss (2021). Her writing appears in Canadian and Chinese art and architecture publications including artforum.cn, ArtReview Asia, Canadian Art, and PUBLIC. Commissioned by the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, she is currently working on an online interactive about Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise.