Neil Zhang (张南昭)

Assistant Curator at UCCA Beijing

Neil Zhang is an assistant curator at UCCA, having joined the museum in 2020. He has previously assisted with UCCA exhibitions including “New Directions: Nadim Abbas”  (2016); “John Gerrard: Power.Play” (2016); and “Korakrit Arunanondchai: 2558” (2015). Zhang has previously studied at RISD, Brown University, and Columbia University. His research interests include the analysis of Buddhism and related religions under a postmodern framework, visual culture in pre-modern East Asia, and contemporary art. He has translated academic works including Columbia University, Kao Professor in Japanese Religion, Bernard Faure’s The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism.


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