Institution: Vancouver Art Gallery
Department: Insititute of Asian Art



Freundl, Diana

Diana Freundl is the Associate Curator of Asian Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She joined the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013, during which time she has curated a series of installations for Offsite, the Gallery’s public art project, including works by Shanghai-based collective Made In Company and Mumbai – based Reena Saini Kallat. In 2014, she co-curated Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, one of the inaugural exhibitions for the Institute of Asian Art. Previously, she had lived in Asian for 14 years. She was curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Shanghai, where she co-curated large-scale exhibitions such as Night on Earth: Helsinki, Berlin, Shanghai (2007); MoCA Envisage II: Butterfly Dream (2008) and INDIA XIANZAI: Contemporary Art from India (2009). In 2012, she co-curated Virtual Voices: Approaching Social Media and Art from China with Zheng Shengtian at the Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver, Canada as part of Yellow Signal, a city-wide festival of new media art from China.