Binghui Huangfu is Senior Visiting Fellow with the CCAP and a researcher for the Centre’s ARC project Construction, Connection and Community: Measuring Asian Art’s Contribution to Contemporary Culture. Trained as an artist, curator and theorist, Binghui is an industry leader and one of the world’s leading curators of contemporary Asian art. She has co-curated a number of major international exhibitions, including the Gwangju Biennale, Korea, in 2006. She has recently been appointed as a co-curator for the Polska Biennale 2008 in Poznan, Poland. From 2003–2006, Binghui was the Director of Asia Australia Art Centre/Gallery 4A, before which she worked as the Director/Curator of the Earl Lu Gallery (now called The Institute of Contemporary Art) at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. Binghui is one the pioneers of contemporary Chinese art curating. Her exhibition In and Out (1997) brought together mainland and diasporic artwork, and travelled to 7 cities in Australia and 2 cities in China.
A consistent feature of Binghui’s curatorial research has been its focus on the cultural politics of diaspora. Text & Subtext (2000), which travelled to 7 countries, was a groundbreaking presentation of Asian women’s contemporary art from around the world, the catalogue from which continues to sell and be cited worldwide. In 2004 Binghui curated an ambitious multiphase exhibition (Asian Traffic), which travelled to six cities and three countries in Asia. This was followed up with Open Letter at 4A in 2005, which travelled to four South East Asian countries. Both these projects explore the possibility of transnational and intercultural dialogue through art. Binghui has also been convener/invited keynote speaker at numerous international conferences, and has published widely in art journals. Recently, she co-edited “China Phenomenon”, a special issue of the journal Artlink. Binghui is currently working as a freelance curator developing exhibitions promoting culture dialogues throughout the world.