Curator

Manray Hsu (Taipei, Taiwan) chief curator of the first edition of Autostrada Biennale

Manray Hsu: an independent curator and art critic based in Taipei.

Manray is co-founder and former director (2010-2012) of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center and editor-in-chief of ArtCo Magazine Mainland China edition (2013-2014). He teaches in art academies in Taiwan and abroad. Living and working in Berlin in the early 2000s, Manray has worked with contemporary artists in Europe, including those from the former East.

Among various exhibitions, Manray has curated the 2000 Taipei Biennial (with Jerome Sans), “Wayward Economy” (2004, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei), “Naked Life” (2006, MOCA Taipei), the 2006 Liverpool Biennial (with Gerardo Mosquera), the 2008 Taipei Biennial (with Vasif Kortun), Biennale Cuvee in 2009 (the OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz), and the Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art in 2010 (Taipei Contemporary Art Center).

Manray has also served as a juror for the Venice Biennale (2001), the Istanbul Biennial (2001), the Hermes Art Award for Korean Contemporary Art (2007), and the Hugo Boss Asian Art Award (2012), among others.

The main focus of Manray’s work is on the politics of mobility, borders in different forms, urban conditions in the age of globalisation, flows of capital, and activism-related art. His recent research has included looking into interdisciplinary art practices related to environmental issues, and multi-species interactions in urban and rural scenarios, with a special interest in viewing the anthropocene from the perspective of Chinese Daoist philosophy.