Nancy Lin is a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University who specialises in modern and contemporary Chinese art and architecture. Her research underscores the relationship between art and urbanism through a transregional perspective that considers histories of cross-cultural exchange and migration.

She is the guest curator of the exhibition Between Performance and Documentation: Contemporary Photography and Video from China, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2024). Her other curatorial work includes The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago (2017); Invisible Cities, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University (2010); 8th Shanghai Biennial (2010); and Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society Museum, New York (2009).

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University (2021); Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Chicago (2020); Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Internship, The University of Chicago (2019–2020); Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form Fellowship, The University of Chicago (2017–2018); Joseph R. Shapiro Travel Fellowship, The University of Chicago (2017); Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, US Department of Education (2016–2017); and Schiff Foundation Fellowship Art Institute of Chicago (2015).

Lin earned a BA from Harvard University (2011) and a PhD from The University of Chicago (2021).

Born in 1989 in Chiayi, Taiwan, she currently lives and works in Ithaca, USA.

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