Feng Boyi is an independent curator and art critic. He graduated from the History Department at Capital Normal University in 1984. He is also Art Director at the He Xiangning Art Museum and the Jinji Lake Art Museum. Feng is one of China’s most active independent curators and critics. He currently lives and works between Beijing, Shenzhen, and Suzhou.
Since the late 1980s, Feng has been involved in Chinese contemporary art as a curator, critic, and editor, focusing on experimental, critical, marginal, and alternative contemporary art groups and young artistic creation. He has written thousands of articles and critical essays. He has curated many important exhibitions in China and abroad, including Traces of Existence: 1998 Chinese Contemporary Art Study Exhibition (Beijing), Fuck Off 1 and Fuck Off 2 (Shanghai and Groninger Museum, The Netherlands), Reinterpretation: The First Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Art), Right Hand, Left Hand: A Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art (798 Art District, Beijing), China Now: Reincarnations of Chinese Contemporary Art (Essl Collection of Contemporary Art, Austria and Cobra Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands), the Chengdu Biennale (Chengdu Exhibition Center), A Miscellany of Art(Dimensions Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing and Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou), A Vista of Perspectives: The Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition (OCT Contemprorary Art Terminal, Shenzhen), Serreptitious Substitutions: Post-Modern Methods in Chinese Contemporary Art(OCAT Art and Design Gallery), My Bone, Flesh, and Skin (Asian Contemporary Art Fair, USA), Map Games: Dynamics of Change-International Visual Art and Architecture Project (Today Art Museum, Beijing, Birmingham Art Museum, UK, Terni International Center for Contemporary Art, Italy), The Fourth Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project (He Xiangning Art Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Musuem, Osage Gallery Kwan Tong, and Macau Museum of Art), A Narrative of Actual Properties of Life: Chinese Contemporary Art (Bergen Kunsthall, Norway), and CAFAM Future: Sub-Phenomena—Report on the State of Young Chinese Art (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing).
The residency was realised in context of Urban Agents programme which aims to develop projects in China and Hong Kong in collaboration with Finnish Artists. The programme is curated by Marita Muukkonen.