Residency Unlimited


2019 | NYC | Curator

Mengna Da

IMG_3168 as featured on "Did I Spark Your Life" by Evy Li
Curator Name: Mengna Da
Residency Dates: July - August
Born: 1992
Hometown: China
Lives & Works: New York

Education: M.A. Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago B.A. Art History, Vassar College

Bio / Statement:

Mengna Da 笪梦娜 is a freelance critic, translator, and curator based in Brooklyn. She is currently managing projects and exhibitions for Xu Bing.

She has contributed English and Chinese writing to publications in the U.S. and abroad. These include ArtAsiaPacific, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Artsy, ViCE China Creators, among others.  Her research and curatorial interests involve: the absurd residing in everyday life, the politics behind what is (constructed to be) seen, gender experience, and Asia(n)-futurism.

In her free time, Mengna sleeps, dwells in moving image, and co-runs the WeChat channel “abusivesnacks” which scrutinizes popular culture and delivers slices of today’s abusive reality.

Her writing and curatorial projects can be found here.