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Ou Ning

Ou Ning is a multi-disciplinary practitioner from China, now teaching at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. As an artist and filmmaker, he is known for urban research and documentary projects such as San Yuan Li , 50th Venice Art Biennale (2003) and Meishi Street, MoMA, New York (2006). As a curator, he initiated the biennial art and design exhibition Get It Louder (2005, 2007, 2010) and curated: Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (2009); Chengdu Biennale (co-curator, 2011); and Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project (co-curated with Hou Hanru, 2012–13). As a writer and editor, he has published: New Sound of Beijing (1997); Odyssey: Architecture and Literature (2009); The Chinese Thinking: Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviewed China’s Leading Figures (2012); South of Southern: Space, Geography, History and the Biennale (2014); and the bimonthly literary journal Chutzpah! (2011–13), which also published the anthology Chutzpah! New Voice from China (2015). As an activist, he lived in a small village in Anhui Province and founded the Bishan Commune (2011–16) and the School of Tillers (2015–16). He is a frequent contributor to various magazines and books, and has lectured around the world.