The K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong has added three new members to its staff and changed roles for one other.
May Xue, the former CEO of Beijing’s Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, has been appointed director of education and institutional relations. Venus Lau will join the foundation as artistic director, a role she previously held at Shenzhen’s OCT Contemporary Art Terminal. Together with Xue, Lau will also take on the role of assistant general manager of K11, which will involve overseeing the installation of art projects in all of the foundation’s malls in northern China.
In addition, Jeannie Wu will serve as the acting cultural manager for the foundation, and Jilly Ding, part of the organization already, will change roles to be the new head of research and acquisitions.
The appointments usher in “a new phase of development and direction for the foundation,” according to a release. To mark this new phase, the foundation will hold four exhibitions at its museum and mall during the upcoming Shanghai Art Week next week.
Correction, November 1, 9:15 a.m.: This article has been corrected to accurately reflect the changes. Venus Lau comes from a previous job in Shenzen, not Beijing. And Jilly Ding was not a new hire but rather a previous staff member now moving into a new role.