Hiuwai Chu’s areas of interest include conditions of representation and ways of articulating social and political concerns through peripheral narratives. As a curator, she sees her role as that of a facilitator who works closely with artists to catalyse ideas and help realise projects.
Chu is Curator of Exhibitions at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (2016–present), where she was previously Assistant Curator (2007–2016). She has worked on exhibitions with artists such as Rita McBride, Lawrence Weiner, The Otolith Group and Raqs Media Collective. Most recently, she has curated Undefined Territories: Perspectives on Colonial Legacies (2019), Akram Zaatari: Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation (2017) and Andrea Fraser. L’1%, c’est moi (2016). Chu’s work experience also includes the executive production of the Catalan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011, 2009).
Prior to moving to Barcelona, Chu was Associate Editor at Aperture, New York (1999–2002). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York (1999).
Born in 1974 in Guangzhou, China, she currently lives and works in Barcelona.
Akram Zaatari: Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation (2019)
Sharjah Art Foundation presents Akram Zaatari: Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation.