Located on Fuxing Xi Road, by Wulumuqi Road, in the heart of Shanghai’s old French Concession, the LEO XU PROJECTS is the brainchild of Shanghai-based curator and writer Leo Xu.
Continuing Xu’s curatorial experiments, the space exhibits a dynamic program of shows and events featuring a young generation of artists from or living in China who work in a variety of media. Dedicated to new art and new ideas, the space also presents projects in collaboration with individuals including architects, writers, filmmakers, as well as with galleries, publishers, and institutions.
The founder and director, Leo Xu, is a curator and writer based in Shanghai.
Xu was the associate director at James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, from 2009 to 2011, and the director of Chambers Fine Art in Beijing, 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, he worked as curator at Zhu Qizhan Art Museum and assistant curator at Duolun Museum of Modern Art, both in Shanghai. Xu is responsible for many exhibitions and projects that took place in Mainland China and abroad.
His recent curatorial endeavors include “The Tell-tale Heart” (2010) a critically well reviewed exhibition exploring the latest trend in video art, and “Alex: A Tribute to Alexander McQueen” (2010-2011) a show celebrating the cultural legacy of the late designer Alexander McQueen. “Catch the Moon in the Water” at James Cohan Gallery New York in 2011, reflects young Chinese’ re-imagining of America and has been positively reviewed by international press.