Hou Hanru

About Hou Hanru

Hou Hanru is the curator of the 5th Auckland Triennial which debuts in 2013. Between 2006 and 2012, he held the position of Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). As Director, he conceived and executed exhibition in SFAI’s Walter and McBean galleries. Additionally, he served as the Department Chair of Exhibition and Museum Studies, affording students international expertise and mentorship. In 2005, he collaborated with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guo Xiaoyan, co-curating the 2nd Guangzho Triennale in his native China. More recently, Hanru curated the 2009 Biennale de Lyon. He is a consultant for several international art institutions that include the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Deutsche Bank Collection, Global Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Kumamoto, Japan. Equally known for his prolific writing, Hanru is the French Correspondent for Flash Art International and a regular contributor to publications that include Frieze, Art Monthly, Third Text, Art and Asia Pacific, and Atlantica.