Interview - Lynn Liang Hai

Lynn Liang Hai was born in Tianjin, China in 1990. She grew up in a family of urban planners, and a family of ethnic minorities in China, the “Hui” minority, where her ancestral roots are in the vicinity of East Europe. Her parents, both embracing freedom and travelling, took her on road trips frequently in her childhood, which became her fondest childhood memories. Lynn found her path and passion in art through education and career experiences, which she pursued in Hong Kong, the UK, and finally the US. She holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the joint program of University of Hong Kong and Tianjin University, her first Master’s from the Architectural Association in London, where she developed her interest in contemporary art and space; and later gained her second Master’s in Design Studies from Art, Design and the Public Domain program at Harvard University. Now active as a curator and art writer in New York, she is also a partner and art director of Fou Gallery. Her curatorial experiences includes: Chen Dongfan: Long Past Dawn, Pirates and Poets Whistle in the Dark (Fou Gallery, 2020); Michael Eade: Past is Present is Future (Fou Gallery, 2019); Harvard Club Dwelling At the Present Interior Design Exhibition and Forum (Harvard Club, New York, 2019); Flow Fields - Confluence in Urban Picnic (Matedero, Madrid, 2013) and Flow Fields - Dilution in 2013 Lisbon Triennale (Sinel de Cordes Palace, Lisbon, 2013). Lynn lives and works in New York.

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