Award-winning curator, Asian art scholar and author, Alexandra Munroe (孟璐) is among the most influential curators in the world, a leader and an authority on modern and contemporary Asian art. There are statements that really tell her curatorial philosophy over the years , CoBo challenges her by asking “Did you or did you not say these quotes?” – from this she shares her views on women’s role in curatorial field, the relationship between theatre and curating, and the fine line between being an artist and a curator.
About Alexandra Munroe
Ph.D., is Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. A pioneering authority on modern and contemporary Asian art and transnational art studies, she has led the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative since its founding in 2006 while also working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum Project and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. She convenes the museum’s biannual Asian Art Council, a curatorial think tank, and heads The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. As Senior Advisor, Global Arts, she helps to guide the foundation’s intellectual and institutional agendas for expanding its purview to study, acquire, and exhibit art from beyond the western world.