The Shanghai Biennale has announced the curators for the 2012 edition. The chief curator, Qiu Zhijie, is a professor at the School of Intermedia Art at the China Art Academy as well as director of Total Art Studio and a member of the supervising team in the Arts and Social Thought Institute. As an artist he as represented China at the 53rd Venice Biennale and 25th Sao Paulo Biennial.
Qiu Zhijie is working with two co-curators: art critic, media theorist and philosopher Boris Groys and Jens Hoffman, currently director at the Watts Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of Arts, San Francisco.
Image Qiu Zhijie, chief curator of the 2012 Shanghai Biennale