Co-Founder and Executive Director
Asia Art Archive (AAA)
Claire Hsu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Asia Art Archive, the world’s first public resource for contemporary Asian art. She is also a government-appointed member of the Museum Advisory Group for the West Kowloon Cultural District. Half-Chinese, half-Austrian. Through collecting and making information on the recent history of contemporary art in Asia easily accessible, AAA aims to facilitate understanding, research, and writing in the field, enrich existing global narratives, and re-imagine the role of the archive. AAA is a point of convergence for critical thinking and dialogue and a proactive platform for diverse public, educational, and residential programmes for a wide range of audiences. At the core of its mission is AAA’s commitment to create a collection belonging to the public, existing not in an enclosed space, but in a space that is open and productive, generating new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself. AAA is committed to creating a collection that belongs to the public. To inspire engagement in contemporary art and reflect the concerns of the local community, the Archive presents programmes that reach out to new audiences in unexpected ways, inviting participation, discussion, and creativity. AAA does not consider its work to be a singular effort and is committed to working with artists as creative educational partners as well as other local, regional and international organisations that share its vision to reach out to new audiences.