Performa’s board announced today the appointment of two new members, Joyce Liu and Ivan Pun, while also naming current board member Richard Chang to the position of board president. Toby Devan Lewis and Rashid Johnson will continue to serve as the board’s chair and vice chair, respectively.
“In just a little over 10 years, Performa has made remarkable contributions advancing the scholarship and prominence of live performance, and I look forward to working with RoseLee Goldberg and the entire Board and staff to forge new relationships around the globe to support Performa’s ambitious mission and programs,” Chang said in a statement.
These appointments signal Performa’s intentions to expand globally. Chang is the founder of the Domus Collection in Beijing, which works with various international institutions to bring contemporary art to China. He serves on the boards of MoMA PS1 and the Royal Academy of Art, and is a trustee of the Whitney.
Liu, a fellow collector, is an arts patron who has supported numerous Chinese artists in exhibiting their work at ICA London. She is also the executive director of the Hong Kong-based telecommunications firm Elite Group. Pun is a Chinese-Burmese entrepreneur based in Yangon, Myanmar.
“Our newest board members are ambassadors in the true sense of the word, representing Performa in cities across the globe and bringing their critical overview to bear on what it means to be a cultural institution in the 21st century,” RoseLee Goldberg, Performa’s founding director and chief curator, said in a statement.