Jane Chin Davidson

  • The Transitions and Transformations symposium was held in the amazing Palazzo Michiel in Venice.
  • Jane Chin Davidson, host of the Transitions and Transformations, A Conversation with the Artists of the Personal Structures Exhibition at the 2022 Venice Biennale, presented September 22nd at the historic Palazzo Michiel, European Cultural Center

Jane Chin Davidson an art historian whose research on contemporary art focuses on diasporic identities in relation to locations and sites for a global culture and expressions of Chinese gender and identity (she was born in Hong Kong and emigrated with her family to the United States). She is a researcher of performance, exhibition theory and practice including decolonizing processes for global exhibitions and curatorial subjects of transnationalism, feminism, and performance art – eco-art, eco-feminism. Her recent publications include the forthcoming Contemporary Art in a Global Framework, co-edited with Amelia Jones (Blackwell 2023); the monograph Staging Art and Chineseness: Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions (MUP, 2020); the co-edited special journal issue “Okwui Enwezor: the Art of Curating” for NKA: Journal of African Art (2021) the journal founded by Enwezor. Her speaking engagements include her talk in Venice for the European Cultural Center with artists in the Personal Structures exhibition at the 2022 Venice Biennale, September 22and 23, 2022. She serves on three editorial boards such as WEAD (Women’s Eco Art Dialogue) Magazine and CAA’s Art Journal (2017-2021), and her professional awards include the 2022 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Loughborough University, UK and the National Women’s Studies Association’s Women of Color Leadership Project, 2017-19.

She completed her PhD in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester, UK with top honors, Postgraduate of the Year, and her BA in Art History from Reed College.

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