Philip Tinari

Philip Tinari has served as director of Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art since 2012. In his five-year tenure, he has mounted nearly sixty exhibitions of artists including Robert Rauschenberg, David Diao, William Kentridge, Liu Wei, Tino Sehgal, and Kan Xuan, while organizing a wide range of public programs and development activities. He has also introduced a number of initiatives highlighting a new generation of Chinese artists, including the 2013 survey “ON | OFF” and the ongoing exhibition series “New Directions.” Prior to joining UCCA, Tinari was founding editor of LEAP, a bilingual magazine rooted in China’s art scene. He is a contributing editor of Artforum, for whom he previously served as founding editor of In 2015 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is currently completing a D.Phil. in art history at Oxford and co-curating, with Alexandra Munroe, the survey “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” which opens at the Guggenheim in 2017.