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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 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 2000: 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢 (in French and English, 2015), a book about Chinese contemporary art analysing the interactions between the art scene and China’s rapidly changing society. 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 ‘‘31 Women artists HK‘‘ (10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong, 2022), ‘‘Boundless Sea: the artist becoming researcher‘‘ (Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, 2021–2022), ‘‘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), and ‘‘Radiance‘‘ (French May, Hong Kong, 2014).