San Fansisco ~ United States
Hou Hanru is member of the Advisory Committee Prince Claus Forum Hou Hanru (born in 1963 in Guangzhou former Canton, China) is a Chinese art curator and critic who lives in the United States and France. He received degrees from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and moved from China in 1990. He lived 16 years in France before moving to America in 1990. He works at San Francisco Art Institute as Director of Exhibitions and Public Program and Chair of Exhibition and Museum Studies. He has curated numerous exhibitions including Cities On The Move (1997 - 2000), Shanghai Biennial (2000), Gwangju Biennial (2002), Venice Biennale (French Pavilion, 1999, Z.O.U. -- Zone Of Urgency, 2003, Chinese Pavilion, 2007), Nuit Blanche (2004, Paris), the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005), the 2nd Tirana Biennial (2005), the 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), Global Multitude (Luxembourg 2007), Trans(cient)City (Luxembourg 2007), and EV+A 2008 (Limerick). He has been consultant in many international institutions including Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Kumamoto Museum of Contemporary Art (Kumamoto, Japan), De Appel Foundation (Amsterdam) etc. and served in juries of many international awards including the Hugo Boss Prize (Guggenheim Museum), Chinese Contemporary Art Award (Beijing) and Ars Fennica (Helsinki).