Doctor’s Hours in Mandarin on May 15

Doctor’s Hours in Mandarin on May 15

Performing and visual artists are invited to register for a one-on-one session with an expert consultant today! 


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second Mandarin session of Doctor’s Hours, a program developed to serve Mandarin-speaking artists in the performing and visual arts.

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

Date and Time: Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Location: Lair East, 424 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10013
Cost: Free. Registration is required, one appointment per visit.

Register here by selecting your preferred consultant and time slot. If you are interested in being place on the waitlist to meet with other consultants, please contact Judy Cai, Program Officer, NYFA Learning/Asian Affairs, at [email protected], with the subject “Mandarin Doctor’s Hours.” 

Questions: Contact Judy Cai at [email protected] or (212) 366-6900 x 150

To make the most of your appointment, read the Tips & FAQ here.

Visual Arts Consultants

Baoyang Chen, new media art, art and technology, artist as curator
Chen is a New York and Beijing-based multimedia and image artist and curator whose practice aims to define new experiences regarding perception and cognition. Chen completed his studies from Columbia University with scholarly interests including Image and Text as Hybrids and Technology as Author and Empirical Mass. He served as assistant curator at both Fantastic Art: Photography (2016) and After Us (2017, a co-presentation between K11 Art Foundation and New Museum.) He curated Relational System: Deconstructing Remediation (2017) at Institute for Provocation and has done residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts (2010) and Les Rencontres d’Arles (2015).

Lyn Hsieh, visual arts, museums, project management & strategic planning, US/Asia cultural exchanges
Hsieh is the department manager of the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art. She has over 10 years of project management experience for fine arts institutions and artists in U.S. (The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York), Taiwan (Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei), China and Germany (Ai Weiwei studio) , and Hong Kong (Christie’s). Her major projects include managing Ai Weiwei’s Fairytale project at Documenta 12 in 2007, organizing the Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2011, and launching museum app and digital initiative at Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei in 2014.

Echo He, visual arts, alternative art spaces, professional development, art entrepreneurship, collector relationships, Chinese contemporary art
He is a gallerist, curator, writer, and vintage hat designer in New York who works in Pace Gallery’s Research & Archive department. She is also the co-founder of Fou Gallery, an apartment gallery and creative lab in Brooklyn. As a hat designer, she founded a retro-style hat brand Chapeau Echo. As a freelance writer, she regularly contributes to a variety of publications in China and in the U.S., including The Art Newspaper (China), Art China,, and among others. He received her BA degree in Business Administration from Peking University, and her MA degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Yvonne Zhou, galleries, visual arts, art markets, museums
Zhou is an associate director at James Cohan Gallery, New York, where she manages gallery operations, sales, and exhibitions. Zhou works with international artists (e.g. Chinese artist Xu Zhen), and institutions and collectors, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Zhou conducted research for Andy Warhol Museum’s Community Time Capsule project and served as a gallery assistant at Christie’s, New York. Zhou graduated with a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and attended the Erasmus program at University of Bologna, Italy.

Performing Arts Consultants

Mengtong Guan, performing arts, international touring, production, arts management
Guan works with Ping Pong Productions as associate program director of U.S. operations, on performing arts international touring and events programming. She has abundant experience in international performance touring, and has worked with performing arts festivals in Asia, North America, and Europe. Guan has a MA degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University Bloomington, and has previous work experience as assistant company manager at Lincoln Center Festival and production assistant for the China portion of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Excursions world tour. Mengtong was recently named a 2017 Fellow by the Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA). 

Cathy Hung, performing arts, arts administrator, production management, institutional branding & marketing, community based organization
Hung is executive director of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), a role she assumed in March 2014. Since her arrival, Hung quickly overhauled JCAL’s artistic direction and streamlined its organizational structure. In her career, Hung has developed many innovative partnerships and cross media programs with cultural institutions across the five boroughs. She is the author of Performing Arts Administration, a college textbook widely used in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. A classically trained pianist, Hung worked for the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra in her college years. She is a graduate of New York University and holds a MA degree in Performing Arts Administration.

Michael Liu, theater, arts management, community outreach, cultural organization
Liu is a performing artist and arts advocate with international experience and a track record of success across multiple disciplines. Currently Liu serves as director of Chinese Community Initiatives at Flushing Town Hall, a multi-disciplinary nonprofit organization that presents arts and cultural activities in New York City. Previously, Liu held managerial positions at Theatre 80, an historic off-Broadway venue in New York’s East Village; National Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, formally known as National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center; and the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation for Culture and Education. Trained and experienced as a professional director, actor, singer, and voice talent, Liu performed for national audiences in Taiwan before transitioning into arts administration. He holds an MA degree in Arts Politics from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, an MFA degree in Theater Acting, and a BA degree in Diplomacy. He teaches at the City University of New York.

Zui Tao, artist management, performing arts, music business, music festival, global music management, culture exchange
Tao was born and raised in Mainland China, in the Province of Zhejiang. She is currently the director of international programs at MidAmerica Productions, the biggest independent concert production company based in New York City. She manages and oversees concert programs in China, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, and Greece. Tao is a strong advocate of global performing arts exchange and is involved in a variety of cultural activities that engage and educate audiences from diverse cultural backgrounds in the major music capitals of the world. She holds BA degrees in Arts Management from Nanjing Arts Institute in China and Business Administration from Nanjing University in China, and a master’s degree in Performing Arts Management from New York University. 

The Doctor’s Hours in Mandarin counseling space is provided by Lair East, which bridges the East and West through tech and culture by providing workspace and support services for entrepreneurs, helping them succeed with cross-border network and expertise. The program is presented by NYFA Learning and is part of a series that 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.

Doctor’s Hours is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council. NYFA is grateful to Council Member Stephen Levin for his support.

Image: March 2016 Doctor’s Hours in Mandarin at Lair East, Photo credit: Judy Cai

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