Co-Founder and Executive Director
Asia Art Archive (AAA)
Claire Hsu is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the urgent need to document and make accessible the recent history of art from Asia. From its physical library and online platform, AAA facilitates understanding and research, with the goal of enriching dominant global narratives. 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, productive and connected. Hsu is a Member of the General and Acquisitions Committee of M+, the future museum for Visual Culture in Hong Kong, sits on the Board of the Foundation for Arts Initiatives and is a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Council on the Role of Arts in Society. http://artreview.com/power_100/claire_hsu/ #76 in Art Review's Power 100 2013. Claire Hsu is one of the key people when it comes to shaping the art map of Hong Kong: she is a committee member for the M+ museum and a guiding force in the Central Police Station Revitalisation Project, which will turn the former police station, magistracy and prison into an arts hub, slated to open in 2015. Since cofounding the Asia Art Archive (AAA) with Chang Tsong-zung in 2001, she has expanded the archive?s function from documentation to include research, exhibition and conversation. Two years ago the AAA started to digitalise its materials into a freely accessible archive. This summer, it soft-launched two digital collections from Vietnam. Other recent additions include materials from the AAA programmes, the Mao Xuhui Archive, the Zhang Peili Archive, Another Life and the Chabet Archive. Further collections to be available online this year include the archives of Fei Dawei, Lu Peng and Zheng Shengtian.