Mi You

Curator, Professor of Art and Economies, 2023 BI Europe Fellow

Mi You is a curator and professor of Art and Economies at the University of Kassel / documenta Institut. She works between ancient and futuristic imaginaries of societies and technologies, and the history, political theory and philosophy of Eurasia. Her most recent exhibitions include the 13th Shanghai Biennale (2020-2021) and“Lonely Vectors” at Singapore Art Museum (2022).

At the newly founded documenta Institut, associated with documenta, the world’s largest contemporary art exhibition taking place in Kassel, Germany every five years, she leads the research on alternative value systems, the social value of art, and ideological regroupings in art and culture and incubates projects on “upstreaming art” as well as on sustainable cultural funding policies. On the social front, she serves as chair of committee on Media Arts and Technology for the transnational NGO Common Action Forum. She was named “40 under 40” Asia Pacific by the international art magazine Apollo in 2022.

During her BI fellowship, she will help develop the institute’s program on intellectual and cultural dialogues between Europe and China on issues with planetary dimensions.

Photo credit: Dorfmeyster l Can Wagener

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