Vivian K. SHENG

Vivian K. SHENG

Assistant Professor
BA Hunan University;
MA Loughborough University;
MA, PhD University of York
Contemporary Chinese and transnational art; Feminism and women making art
Room 10.20, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Dr. Sheng teaches courses on Chinese contemporary art, global feminist art history and transnational art and visual culture. Before taking her position at University of Hong Kong, she was a lecturer in modern and contemporary art history and theory at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK. Her current book project Everyday Extraordinary—Women, Chinese Avant-Garde Art and the Local-global Nexus (provisional) attaches specific importance to women’s contributions to the development of avant-garde art in mainland China and their transnational, transcultural artistic commitments since the 1990s, challenging the conventional discourses of Chinese avant-garde art, which marginalize women’s practices, and raising questions about the interaction and negotiation between women and globalization. She was a World Universities Network Research Mobility Fellow in Visual and Cultural Studies at University of Rochester, US in 2014 and a UCCL (Universities’ China Committee in London) Research Fellow at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong in 2016. Her interests include Chinese and East Asian contemporary art and visual culture, transnational feminist philosophy and theory, contemporary participatory and community-based art projects, and migration, diaspora, exile and ‘homemaking’ in modern and contemporary art.