Beatrice Leanza


Beatrice Leanza (born in 1978 in Italy, lives and
works in Beijing) is an art writer and independent researcher. She holds an MA
in East Asian studies from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice (2002), where she
joined the China Art Archives and Warehouse (CAAW) directed by artist Ai
Weiwei, which she curated and managed until early 2005. Consultant for both
international projects and institutions (MoMA, ICP, Pro Helvetia, Royal College
of Arts) and private collections, Beatrice Leanza has written about
contemporary art in China and Asia for catalogues and publications, and is
China correspondent for Flash Art International. She has organized
various independent exhibitions in China, as well as projects during the
biennials of Beijing and Shanghai and the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and
Urbanism. In 2006 she founded BAO Atelier, a creative studio for integrated
research in editorial, curatorial and design practice.