Since coming to UCCA in 2011, Philip Tinari has led its transformation from a founder-owned private museum into an accredited museum across multiple locations, a public foundation, and a family of art-driven enterprises. During his tenure, UCCA has mounted more than seventy exhibitions and thousands of public programs, bringing artistic voices established and emerging, Chinese and international, to an audience of over a million visitors each year. From 2009 to 2012 he founded and edited LEAP, the first internationally distributed, bilingual magazine of contemporary art in China. He is a contributing editor of Artforum, and launched the magazine’s Chinese edition in 2008. Having written extensively on contemporary art in China, he was co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Based in Beijing since 2001 and fluent in Mandarin, Tinari is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He holds degrees from Duke and Harvard, and is currently completing a doctorate at Oxford.
Chief Operating Officer, UCCA Group
Windy Zhu is Chief Operating Officer for UCCA Group. She joined UCCA in 2018, and is responsible for operations, visitor experience, and the integration and continual elevation of UCCA’s brand and marketing power. She leads the development and expansion UCCA Group’s commercial units, including UCCA Kids, UCCA Store, and UCCA Lab. Zhu has more than 14 years experience in brand positioning, branding tactics, integrated marketing, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and marketing management. She has previously worked at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, where she was responsible for brand development, marketing, and sales.
Chair, UCCA Foundation
Chief Financial Officer, UCCA Group
Ada Zhang joined the team in 2009 and served for many years as UCCA’s head of finance and operations. In 2018, she successfully led the institution’s efforts to charter a philanthropic foundation dedicated to outreach and research. She now leads the UCCA Foundation in its initiatives to expand access to contemporary art among underserved communities throughout China, while also overseeing UCCA’s financial planning and allocation. Zhang is a graduate of Renmin University of China, and obtained her MBA at Hong Kong University. Before joining UCCA, she served as financial manager for the businesses Stellar Megamedia, Willsonn Partners, and Flight Center.
Deputy Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
Director, UCCA Lab
You Yang has over ten years of experience related to art institutions, and has been with UCCA since 2011. Keenly interested in the development of and intersection between urban and consumer culture, his previous roles have included museum manager, columnist, curator, lecturer, public relations and marketing expert, and more. Having run various UCCA teams including public relations, public programs, and retail, he has since grown the special projects department into UCCA Lab, a new division of the UCCA Group focused on commercial collaborations and new kinds of exhibitions in urban spaces. He has curated several large-scale exhibitions, including “Juqi” (2012, Lijiang), “New Order: Altermondialisme” (2016, Sanya), and “Mirroring: Aegean Place Public Art Project” (Shanghai, 2017). Prior to joining UCCA, You Yang was the marketing director of the Chinese-language version of Time Out Beijing and the deputy general manager of the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), the first large-scale contemporary art fair in China. He has also served as Asia consultant for the ART ASIA art fair and consultant for Hyundai Motorstudio, among others.