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.