An Italian Sinologue based in Hong Kong, Claudia Albertini has spent most of the past decade in Beijing, where she played a key role on promoting the Chinese contemporary art scene and supporting young Chinese artists. Prior to moving to Hong Kong as the Director of Platform China’s new project space, Claudia worked for a leading Italian gallery in Beijing, and has written extensively on Chinese art for leading publications, namely NY Arts Magazine, The Architecture Newspaper and IlSole24Ore ArtEconomy24. As independent curator, she has followed various research projects on the contemporary state of arts in China, most recently a project supported by QUT, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, as well as curating exhibition projects both in China and abroad. Claudia is the author of Avatars and Antiheroes. A Guide to Chinese Contemporary Artists, published by Kodansha.
Claudia studied Chinese Language and Culture at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, Italy, and has received a Master’s degree in Chinese Advanced Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK. Claudia is one of the organizers and producers of Chai Wan Mei Art Festival, an annual satellite art event in Hong Kong that coincides with Art Basel Hong Kong.