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40 Under 40 Global

Doryun Chong

9 August 2017

Doryun Chong is deputy director and chief curator of M+, a new museum of visual culture that will open its Herzog and de Meuron-designed building in late 2019 in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. There, he oversees all curatorial activities and programmes including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, and digital initiatives, working across design and architecture, moving image, and visual art. Recent exhibitions that he has co-curated include ‘Mobile M+: Live Art’ (2015) and ‘Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing’, Hong Kong’s participation in the Venice Biennale of 2015; he was also the consulting curator for ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief’ at the Venice Biennale in 2017. Prior to his appointment as the inaugural chief curator of M+ in 2013, Chong was associate curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, where he organised projects including the critically acclaimed exhibition, ‘Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde’ (2012) and acquired a diverse range of works, many of them non-western, for the museum’s collection.  From 2003 to 2009, Chong held various curatorial positions in the visual arts department at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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