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Caroline Ha Thuc is a French Hong Kong based art writer and curator. Specialized in Asian contemporary art, Ha Thuc contributes regularly to different magazines such as ArtPress in France and Artomity in Hong Kong. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Creative Media, City University HK.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Ha Thuc spent two years in Tokyo and published ‘Nouvel Art Contemporain Japonais’(Nouvelles Editions Scala 2012) about the post-Murakami Japanese art scene. Her book ‘Contemporary Art in Hong Kong’ (Asia One, 2013), which was first published in France (Nouvelles Editions Scala, 2013), provides essential keys to apprehend the city’s vibrant contemporary landscape and exposes the countless links between art, history, culture and identity. She then published a book about Chinese contemporary art analysing the interactions between the art scene and China’s rapidly changing society (‘After 2000: Contemporary Art in China’ published in French and English (2015). She is now working on a book focusing on research-based art practices and the emergence of alternative modes of knowledge production in Southeast Asia.
As a curator, she focuses on promoting dialogue between artists from different cultures, while reflecting on social and political contemporary issues. Her main exhibitions include ‘Constructing Mythologies’ (Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong 2018), ‘Documenting Myanmar’(Charbon Art Space, Hong Kong 2018), ‘Carnival’ (Amnesty International Hong Kong, 2017), ‘Human Vibrations’ (5thLarge-scale Urban Media Arts Festival, 2016), ‘The Human Body: Measure and Norms’ (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015), ‘Shelters of Resistance’ an in-situ installation by Kacey Wong in the courtyard of the City Hall (YIA Art Fair Paris, 2015), ‘Hong Kong Bestiary’ (Platform China, Hong Kong, 2014), ‘Radiance’ (French May, Hong Kong, 2014).