Doctor’s Hours for Artists in Mandarin: Monday, March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Doctor’s Hours for Artists in Mandarin: Monday, March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration Open Now for Free Program


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the first Mandarin Doctors’ Hours, a program developed to serve Mandarin-speaking visual artists, performing artists, film and video makers, writers, and anyone whose work crosses disciplines.

Are you at a crossroads at the beginning, middle or end of your project and looking for direction? Are you seeking professional feedback on a work sample, trailer, website, outreach strategy, written material or grant application? Networking may be the single most valuable thing you can do for your career. This is an opportunity to meet professionals in your industry and make them familiar with you and your work.

Register for a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a Mandarin-speaking consultant to receive feedback about your website or an application you’re working on, and ask questions about building your artistic career.

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Artists in Mandarin
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Lair East, 424 Broadway, Unit 602, New York, NY, 10013
Cost: Free
Registration Required: Please review the consultant bios below and register through the appropriate link. Artists can only register for one appointment.
Questions:  Contact Program Associate, Asian Affairs, Judy Cai at [email protected], (212) 366-6900 x 150

This program is open to all Mandarin-speaking artists; registration is on a first come, first serve basis so please register now.

To read tips for attending Doctor’s Hours and receive answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.

These bios provide an opportunity for you to research which consultants would be appropriate for the advice and feedback you are seeking. Please register through the links below each consultants bio; artists can only register for one appointment.


Du Yun, Composer / Performer, Artistic Director of MATA Festival
Meet with Du Yu:

Du Yun, born and raised in Shanghai, China, based in New York, is a composer, multi-instrumentalists and performance artist, working at the intersection of orchestral, opera, chamber music, theatre, cabaret, pop music, oral tradition, visual arts, electronics and noise. Hailed by the New York Times as a leading figure in China’s new generation of composers, she was selected by the National Public Radio (US) as part of 100 composers under 40. Highlights of current engagements include a world premiere staging of her opera ANGEL’S BONE as part of the Prototype Festival 2016; Time Square Midnight Moments (Oct 2015), an art piece for the Shanghai Minsehng Art Museum, Asia Society Hong Kong 2016; and a permanent collection work for the Philadelphia Museum of Art with visual artist Shahzia Sikander. An alumna of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College (BM), Harvard University (MA, PHD), Du Yun is currently on the faculty of SUNY-Purchase. Du Yun was the founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Since 2014 she has served as the Artistic Director of MATA Festival, a pioneering organization dedicated to commissioning and presenting young composers from around the world.

Miranda Xu, Vice President, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment
Meet with Miranda Xu:

Miranda Xu is currently the Vice President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment. Since she joined the company in 2008, Miranda has been part of several large projects in the US, China and other international markets. In 2009, she participated in the presentation of the first Chinese production on Broadway, Soul of Shaolin, which was nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk that year. Miranda also took part in the marketing effort of several off-Broadway productions, including Viagra Falls (2010), Chix 6 (2011) and Broadway Rox (2012). Miranda works closely with the CEO on the theater acquisition and development in several international markets, and also contributed to the creation and realization of the company’s educational initiative, Cultural Trade and Industry Exchange Program which is a New York based Broadway training program for Chinese theater professionals. Previously, Miranda worked on various film and television productions both in China and United States. For the award-winning CCTV television series Outsiders, Miranda served as associate executive producer.

Emma Yu, Associate Manager, Columbia Artists Management
Meet with Emma Yu:

Emma Yu serves as the Associate Manager at Columbia Artists Management (CAMI) and is involved in the careers of some of the most compelling performers of our time including Lang Lang, Long Yu, MILOS, among many others. Emma provides professional services for their general career development and worldwide musical engagements, from negotiating performance engagement with international government and business organizations, to partnering artists with top global brands, to developing marketing campaigns, to organizing PR events. Emma also serves as a producer at CAMI, focused on China-related performing arts projects, including special live performances and charitable events.  As a producer, Emma has organized the 2010 Asian Games Festival in Guangzhou, China, the historic performance of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Manhattan’s Central Park, celebrating the World Expo 2010, as well as annual Chinese New Year Gala concerts with the New York Philharmonic. Her producing credits also include Lang Lang’s 30th Birthday celebration concert at O2 Arena in Berlin; the 69th Birthday concert of the United Nations, bringing together 80 teenage musicians from Latin-American countries; 2014 World Cup Final Game celebration concert at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro; and a cinemacast of Liszt’s 200th Anniversary.


He Wei, Co-Founder, HE+HU
Meet with He Wei:

He Wei is a New York based conceptual artist and context designer. As an entrepreneur, He co-founded HE+HU in NYC in 2015. With his partner, HE+HU became the first and only one Chinese member of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum. He is also part of the founding members of China Programs Advisory Committee in New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He graduated from Tsinghua University and Cranbrook Academy of Art. He worked in Environmental Art Consulting Institute at Tsinghua University. His work has been exhibited in many different locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has also won the CORE 77 Design Award in Food Design and participated in a food exhibition in Milan EXPO.

Nung-Hsin Hu, Associate Coordinator of New New Yorkers Programs and Studio Artist Coordinator, Queens Museum
Meet with Nung-Hsin Hu:

Nung-Hsin Hu is a Taiwanese born visual artist and art administrator currently based in New York City, primarily working in the Artist Studio Residency Program and New New Yorkers Program at the Queens Museum. She has served as a panelist at Columbia University and American Alliance of Museums conference, as well as on the selection jury of I-Park Foundation Visual Artist Residency and Prix Mobile Art Prize. Nung-Hsin is also a member of Rethinking Residencies – a working group of eleven NY-based artist residency programs, Traffic Jam international residency collective, and a board member of inCube Arts. As a multidisciplinary artist Hu works in sculpture, installation, video, and performance and has exhibited and screened both in the U.S. and abroad including SCOPE New York, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, Water Tower Art Fest, Sophia, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, and Videoformes Festival, France. Hu has also received various honors and residency fellowships including the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning – Van Lier Fellowship, Mentor of NYFA’s Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Taipei Artist Village – Boundary-Break-Through Project Grant, Taiwan Ministry of Culture, the International Residency and Cultural Exchange Grant, the Casa das Caldeiras residency in São Paulo, Brazil, the chashama studio program in Brooklyn Army Terminal, as well as the Lichtenberg Studios in Berlin.

Xin Wang, Curator
Meet with Xin Wang:

Xin Wang is a curator and researcher based in New York. She has worked as a special exhibition researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on projects such as Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China (2013). She was the associate curator for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014 and the inaugural edition of its signature program FIELD MEETING. Independent projects include Magiciens de la Terre and China: Looking Back 25 Years, a panel co-organized with Asia Art Archive at Columbia University, the New York solo debut of artist Lu Yang (2014), critically-acclaimed group exhibitions THE BANK SHOW: Vive le Capital and THE BANKS SHOW: Hito Steyerl (2015) in Shanghai, and a performance art cabaret in New York titled “House of Flying Boobs” (2015). Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues (including the 2015 Venice Biennale), artist monographs, and journals such as Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the Metropolitan Museum’s blog, Hyperallergic, and Leap. She is currently building a discursive archive on Asian futurisms, among other research-based projects.


Haisong Li, Program Manager, Asian American International Film Festival
Meet with Haisong Li:

Haisong Li is the Program Manager for Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running film festival in the U.S. to showcase independent film and video work by artists of the Asian descent. Haisong is also on the programming committee of the Brooklyn Film Festival and the Silk Screen Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) where she is responsible for reviewing submissions and curating lineups.  Haisong graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master’s degree in Arts Management and has extensive experience in festival programming, film marketing and fundraising. Working in both the artistic side and the administrative side of film producing and presenting, Haisong strives to help filmmakers market the artistic value as well as actualize the box office potential of their films. The three short programs (LGBTQ Shorts-“Home Is Where The Heart Is”, Made In New York, and Art House Shorts-“The Experience of Cinema”) Haisong curated for AAIFF15 were well received by both general audience and industry professionals.


Joanne Wang, Literary Agent, Publisher
Meet with Joanne Wang:

Joanne Wang, born in Beijing, China, studied English literature at Fudan University, Shanghai. She then came to NY to continue her study in graduate school. After working for a number of years in publishing in NYC, she started her literary agency in 2000 with a strong focus on representation of Chinese authors living in China and the US. Through her agency, some of the Chinese books have been published in more than ten different languages worldwide. In 2013, she began to publish books under her own imprint Four Seasons Press.

This program is presented by NYFA Learning and is part of a series, which will offer future opportunities including Doctor’s Hours for Artists in Spanish. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

The space is supported by Lair East, which bridges the East and the West through tech and culture, by providing the workspace and support services for entrepreneurs, helping them succeed with our cross-border network and expertise.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council. We are grateful to Council Member Stephen Levin for his support.

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