Lance Fung

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Since leaving the for-profit art world in 2005 after almost a decade as the director of Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, and then of his own gallery, Lance Fung has worked as an independent curator, realizing innovative projects in China, Finland, Italy, and the United States. His international projects include The Snow Show exhibition—realized 2004 in Lapland, and in 2006 in Torino, Italy, for the Cultural Olympiad of the XX Olympic Winter Games. The Snow Show presented the collaborative works of over 30 artists and architects, including Yoko Ono, Daniel Buren, Kiki Smith, Norman Foster, and Tadao Ando. Fung also curated The Beijing Project, the first international large-scale exhibition of public installations in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. In the United States, he curated the 2008 SITE Santa Fe 7th International Biennial titled Lucky Number Seven, for which he invited artists to make ephemeral works that were destroyed after the exhibition closed, and Wonderland in the San Francisco tenderloin (2009), a show of social-practice artworks. Fung served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2011, and he contributed to the Center's 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field.