NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian
announced the appointment of Christina You to the role of China Representative for the gallery. You joins Gagosian following a distinguished six-year tenure at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, where she was most recently the Director of Development and Creative Strategy. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Nick Simunovic, who has led Gagosians activities in Asia since 2007, commented, Christina brings deep relationships and regional expertise that will help us extend our reach in China in a strategic and thoughtful way. Her many years at one of the preeminent museums in Asia, combined with her experience in the West, provide her with unique perspectives that complement our existing team across China and the region as a whole.
Prior to joining Gagosian, You was the Director of Development and Creative Strategy of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, the groundbreaking museum with locations in Beijing, Beidaihe, and Shanghai. At UCCA, You was responsible for the museums extensive fundraising and outreach efforts, including individual giving and corporate sponsorship. She was also the key organizer of exhibition-related events, cultivation programs, and special projects globally.
You commented, I am thrilled to be joining Gagosian, a world-renowned gallery and authority in the industry. We are experiencing a remarkable moment in China, as a new generation focused on art and collecting comes of age. I am excited to see these two forces combine and I am looking forward to bringing Gagosians expertise and programming to collectors across China.
Gagosian opened a gallery in Hong Kong in 2011 and has played an early and instrumental role in the introduction of Western art to collectors across Asia. Over the past decade, Gagosian Hong Kong has presented more than fifty exhibitions of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Grotjahn, Tetsuya Ishida, Donald Judd, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Rudolf Stingel, Cy Twombly, and Jonas Wood. The gallery has also brought the work of important Chinese artists, including Hao Liang, Jia Aili, and Zeng Fanzhi, to collectors and institutions in the West, with major presentations in New York and London. An exhibition of new works by Jonas Wood is currently on view at Gagosian Hong Kong, and a new work by Hao Liang will be revealed on December 10 as part of the gallerys online program Artist Spotlight. Hao will also be celebrated with a major solo exhibitionhis largest to dateat Gagosian London in 2023.