Beatrice Leanza

Beatrice Leanza (born in 1978 in Italy, lives and works in Beijing) is an art writer and independent researcher. She holds an MA in East Asian studies from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice (2002), where she joined the China Art Archives and Warehouse (CAAW) directed by artist Ai Weiwei, which she curated and managed until early 2005. Consultant for both international projects and institutions (MoMA, ICP, Pro Helvetia, Royal College of Arts) and private collections, Beatrice Leanza has written about contemporary art in China and Asia for catalogues and publications, and is China correspondent for Flash Art International. She has organized various independent exhibitions in China, as well as projects during the biennials of Beijing and Shanghai and the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. In 2006 she founded BAO Atelier, a creative studio for integrated research in editorial, curatorial and design practice.