Yining He


Yining He is a curator and researcher in visual arts based in the United Kingdom and China. 
As a curator, she specializes in uncovering contemporary visual arts practices and weaving them within a dual vision of politics and visual culture. Yining has curated more than 40 cross-cultural exhibitions for museums, art institutions, and photography festivals across Eurasia, many of which have gained international reputation. She won the OCAT Institute's inaugural Research-based Curatorial Project for her research Picturing Histories: Historical Narratives in Contemporary Chinese Photography and was nominated for the 14th AAC Art China Curator of the Year Award for this research project exhibition The Abode of Anamnesis.
Yining is a graduate of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media at Birmingham City University. Her doctoral research is centered on the decoloniality of Chinese contemporary art practice in the post-2008s period, examining the links between individual artists' experiences, global geopolitical interactions, and decolonial art discourse.
From an academic perspective, Yining has written, edited, and participated in numerous books, including the Routledge Companion to Photography, Representation, and Social Justice, a series of exhibition publications of The Port and the Image, The Abode of Anamnesis, A World Histories of Women Photographers, Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture, and Photography in the British Classroom, among others. She is the editor of Floating Island: Journal of Photography and Visual Culture, and she served as a member of the peer review panel of OVER Journal.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Yining He on Social Media:
Instagram: @yininghe
Twitter: @YiningHe

Yining He

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